MONITORING AND EVALUATION
SBCWC has developed appropriate indicators and outcomes for various interventions. Tools utilised include formal feedback from stakeholders, report analysis and electronic statistical data management and interpretation. Staff receive accredited training with regards to Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure that Programmes are monitored and evaluated effectively and timeously. Internal processes include staff meetings, programme meetings, regular supervision and recording of success stories and women’s stories. The organisation also provides for the contracting of external independent evaluators. Programme relevance and impact is also evaluated by formal focus groups with stakeholders, clients and partners.
SUSTAINABILTY AND FUNDING APPEAL
Sustainability: The organisation has a well-developed sustainability plan which entails fundraising activities, income generation programmes as well as receiving donations in kind on a weekly basis. We have sound financial practices and processes in place. Our fundraising targets are set by our board managers on an annual basis based on services needed vs confirmed funding. Monitoring of funding is done monthly and evaluated on a quarterly basis and the implementation budget is adjusted if necessary.
Unfortunately, as is prevalent in our sector, grant funding has been reduced drastically and procuring funding for the running costs of our organisation has become extremely challenging. There has been an increase in the costs to operate our organisation and measures have been put in place to ensure that expenses are kept to a minimum.
Notwithstanding some funding from the Department of Social Development our annual budget deficit for the 2018/2019 financial year amounts to R4.7 Million. It is our aim to reduce the deficit by establishing long term partnerships with corporations especially in respect of the Legal Assistance Programme and Community Children Counselling Programmes which were re-established in May 2018.