PfP named among ‘’Ivy league’’ in global NGO rankings

’We research, evaluate, and rank NGOs to showcase the best practices and newest ideas in the non-profit sector,” says Geneva-based independent media organisation, NGO Advisor

In February 2019, Partners for Possibility was ranked by NGO Advisor as one of the Top 100 NGOs in the world in their annual ranking of the world’s Top500 NGOs.

NGO Advisor is a Geneva-based independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact, and governance in the non-profit sector

This year, the relatively small PfP programme was placed at number 86 on this prestigious list – moving up from last year’s placing at number 97. Special mention was made by the organisers of PfP’s first time appearance on the list in 2018 - highlighting the powerful developments emanating from South Africa’s non-profit sector.

Many of the top performers include household names within the NGO sector, such as Doctors without Borders, The Danish Refugee Council and Ashoka. BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, retained the top spot for the fourth year in a row, partly as a result of its leadership during the Rohingya refugee crisis.

In a statement published on the organisation’s website, Jean-Christophe Nothias, Chairman of NGO Advisor, said:

‘’The 2019 list reflects the many changes of the past year, with 40 organisations appearing for the first time. Alongside new organisations joining the 2019 rankings, the list comes with its share of surprise, anticipation, and sometimes, disappointment.” This year, six newcomers made an ‘’astonishing’’ entrance into the top one hundred.

First published in 2011, The list aims to identify the most impactful organisations around the globe, with small NGOs afforded an opportunity to showcase their work, as size is not one of the ranking criteria. Rankings are conducted on the basis of 165 criteria and draw on publicly available information about innovation, creativity, financial management, governance, human resources, marketing, and communications.

The Symphonia team welcomes this latest recognition of the PfP programme within the global non-profit sphere.

30 November -1, 00:00