Samira Rahimtoola attended the orientation workshop on ‘Non Profit Organizations (NPO) Certification Programme’ organised by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) on Thursday, February 19, 2009.
The session was aimed at informing the NPOs of the details of the certification programme; the standards set by it and the benefits it offers. The objective of the certification is to bring transparency, accountability and good governance in the nonprofit sector of the country via an independent and objective evaluation of NPOs on set parameters in the area of internal governance, financial management and programme delivery.
As an organization, TRC already has in place a good organizational structure and setup with sound processes and practices in all functions. This coupled with a proven record over the years of efficient delivery has established a credibility and good name for TRC – something which the certification claims to achieve for NPO’s. Since the certification is not mandatory, TRC management has decided not to go ahead with it at this point in time.