The NGO network is often characterised by inadequate resources, high levels of stress and insufficient collaboration with others in the field. The SAPPIN network aims to provide support for Non- Profit Organisations in the following ways:
By providing a space for members to collaborate, learn and share insights with each other, with the purpose of promoting quality and sustainable parenting programmes in South Africa.
Through collaboration on opportunities for fundraising, sharing insights from implementation, and advocating for best practice with government, civil society and academics.
By fostering a common understanding around the development and implementation of quality programmes for families and children.
By intentionally providing a space for members to build strong and healthy relationships with each other.
By contributing to a body of knowledge on implementation research into parenting programmes in South Africa.
By amplifying our collective voice in the parenting and violence prevention sectors, and in society at large.
By providing access to strategic contacts, particularly in government (DSD, DoH, DBE, etc.).
WHAT MEMBERS CAN ACCESS THROUGH THE NETWORK
Support for projects/programmes that members are already implementing.
Support and supervision for facilitators and implementers of parenting programmes.
Mutual learning about upscaling projects from organisations who have successfully done this.
Collaboration across all areas of programme research, design and implementation.
Access to resources (such as updated methodologies and manuals).
Partnerships, in order to strengthen delivery of existing programmes.
Access to marketing campaigns and related material through initiatives promoted by the network.
Responsibilities of SAPPIN members
Member organisations should appoint two designated representatives who consistently participate in the activities of the network. These representatives should be empowered to action network activities within their respective organisations.
Member organisations should align to the SAPPIN principles, and will be supported by the network through orientation and member support.
Members should contribute to the objectives of the network
Members should support their designated representatives to participate in network activities, and to implement agreed-upon network activities within their organisation.
The network meets biannually, with sub-committee meetings occurring as required. At least one designated member of an organisation needs to attend at least one meeting per year.