SERVICES RENDERED BY THE COMMUNITY CHEST TO ASSIST BUSINESS WITH THEIR CSI CAMPAIGNS
Donor Advised Giving
Lusa Community Chest assists companies with donor advised giving on how best to support charitable projects. We ensures that money channelled through the Chest in support of NPOs and projects show measurable outcomes and contribute to organizations sustainability. We offer project management services for all CSI investments. All investments made towards 18A projects are issued with 18A certificates .
Lusa Community Chest screens all relevant community partners using a stringent due diligence assessment process to ensure compliance with all legal requirements , including active NPO and PBO registration.
As part of our ongoing work to enhance greater efficiencies and increased sustainability in the Non Profit sector, Kairos Connect in partnership with Community Chest South Africa’s national programme office has developed an online proficiency index. This index enables NPOs address shortcominging in their operations and to better meet the selection criteria of donors as funding procedures become more rigorous .
Lusa Community Chest assists with employee engagement programmes that include Days of caring such as Mandela day initiatives, employee volunteerism, Transformation taxi and the Loaned Executive programe.
Lusa Community Chest assists companies achieve maximum points on their BBBEE scorecard in terms of ED, SED, Supplier development and skills development investments. Reports and complete portfolios of evidence are submitted for BBBEE scorecard evaluation.
Lusa Community Chest is a level 1 contributor.
Gifts In Kind
Lusa Community Chest operates a Gifts in Kind project throughout the year. Good condition second hand items of clothes, office furniture and equipment, household utensils etc are then distributed amongst our Community Partners according to need.
Our Corporate partners are ensured media recognition and publicity via the printed press, and social media for all investments made with Lusa Community Chest.
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT FORUM
A Vaal Corporate Social Investment Forum was established to foster partnerships and cooperation between the Lusa Community Chest, industries, businesses and local authorities on matters regarding Community Investment in the larger Vaal Triangle area.
The forum meets quarterly and provides networking and collaboration opportunities for CSI initiativesas well as an opportunity for companies to share their CSI projects and goals.