Frequently asked questions about our services:
How much commission do you take?
Working on a commission basis is also contrary to the practice of the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF), to which Papillon Press and Consultancy staff belong and on whose Board Jill Ritchie served for 5 years as National Vice President.
Will you undertake to raise money for
How long is an initial contract?
do you not take on?
How much is your
In addition, fundraising consutlancy is not approptiate for for-profit initiatives, even if their clients are NPOs or destitute.
What if we want
Can we telephone for advice?
Frequently asked questions about Fundraising and NPO Management:
We have R4 million in reserve. Will this count against us when trying to raise money? Should we “hide” this money?
Donors view financially sound organisations as well run and do not generally penalise such good governance when requests for funds are received, as corporate and trust donors mostly fund projects.
We would like to apply for funds in the USA but have heard that we must register there and that it is very expensive to do so. Our board members won’t approve this expense, as there is no guarantee that we will raise any money. What should we do?
This registration, in terms of 501 (C) 3 of the American Inland Revenue Services, is similar to our Section 18 (A) of the Income Tax Act, gives the donor a tax rebate on donations. Should you opt to join the American Fund for Charities or the UK Fund for Charities, the fees are nominal.
If you have questions, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief response will be sent by reply e-mail and if of general interest, your query will be included here.