Non-profit organisations (NPOs) encapsulate a broad range of interests and provide support to some of the most vulnerable in our society. It is important for NPOs to measure the outcomes of their work to ensure that maximum impact is achieved.
The MTN Foundation, in partnership with Trialogue, launched The MTN Awards for Social Change to encourage and reward good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practice in the non- profit sector in 2019.
These awards recognise and reward non-profits that are able to provide evidence of the positive difference they are making. “We wanted to reach out to all non-profit organisations, not just those currently benefiting directly from MTN’s existing ICT in education or youth empowerment programmes,” said Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager of the MTN Foundation.
The awards aim to establish a platform for learning and sharing information that will assist all non-profits that engage in this process. Through the application process, non-profits are exposed to M&E practices and principles. Registered NPOs were required to enter a project or programme that is creating positive impact, has been running for at least two years and has some level of associated M&E practice.
“We were delighted that seventy NPOs entered the Awards, with the quality of the entries reflecting the non-profit sector’s commitment to measuring their impact in our society,” added Mtunzi-Hairwadzi.
This year, MTN will again be awarding a total of R1 million to four non-profit organisations as follows:
A R300 000 award will be given to one NPO in each of the following categories that demonstrate excellence in M&E practices:
- Small NPOs with a total annual income of less than R5 million
- Medium NPOs with a total annual income greater than R5 million but less than R15 million
- Large NPOs with a total annual income greater than R15 million
- A bonus award of R100 000 will be made to one NPO that provides the best information with regards to Advanced Project Monitoring and Evaluation Practices.
The winners will be announced at the Trialogue Business in Society Virtual Conference 2021 and can look forward to being profiled in the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2021 edition.
Entries are now closed.
Contact Lerato Ramoba for more information:
011 026 1308/071 243 1257