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  • Call for Quotation
    To All Vendors,


    Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy ( PCP) wishes to call upon quotations from well-reputed publishing companies for the printing of Newsletter-2016(2).

    Pursuit is the specificat More

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    Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy(PCP) wishes to call upon the quotations from  well- reputed companies for the making  of shields.

    Pursuit is the specification of the required publ More

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    Pakistan Centre For Philanthropy (PCP)wishes to call upon quotations from well reputed publishing companies fro the Laptops Following are the specification for the Laptops
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    Pakistan Centre For Philanthropy (PCP)wishes to call upon quotations from well reputed publishing companies fro the Scanning, Plate Making and Printing of it's National Study Report 2016. Following are the specific More

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    Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy(PCP) wishes to call upon the quotations from printing companies for the front and back page of evaluation as per sample attached.

    Pursuit is the specification of the requ More

  • PCP Newsletter 2016
    Philanthropy Matters is a bi-annual newsletter of Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. It aims to provide news about the current projects and future activities and future activities of PCP. The effort is directed towards improving the understanding of P More

  • USAID 2014 CSO Sustainability Index
    Click Here to see USAID 2014 CSO Sustainability Index for Pakistan Report
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  • I Am The Change Invites you to feature your Story
    IAmTheChange invites you to feature your story of change on its crowd funding platform

    Tell Us your story and get chance to win a grant of up to 500,000!pkr. Deadline to submit your story of change:
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  • Mobilink Launches Make Your Mark as its Flagship Corporate Responsibility Initiative
    Mobilink has launched its flagship Corporate Responsibility initiative Make Your Mark. The Make Your Mark initiative is a key element of VimpelComs corporate responsibility strategy, with the objective of Helping young people shape their future. Mak More

  • MOBILINK AND PAKISTAN CENTRE FOR PHILANTHROPY PARTNER-UP TO SUPPORT EDUCATION
    Mobilink will provide six state-of-the-art ICT labs to charity schools under its Make Your Mark initiative Mobilink and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) held a signing ceremony under which the Telco will provide six state-of-the-art ICT labs to More

  • AHSAN FOR INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF PHILANTHROPY
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Karachi Federal Minister of Planning and Development, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal on Monday assured that he will lobby for inclusion of philanthropists in the category of the highest civil awards being conferred by the President of More

  • Mobilink equips marginalised youth with tools to shape their futur
    KARACHI (Staff Report) Mobilink has successfully completed its nationwide Enhancement Program in partnership with Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) Under the program cellular company has set up six state of the art ICT labs in its partner school More

  • Corporate Philanthropy Reports Launcehed (2013-2014)
    This annual report on Corporate Philanthropy in Pakistan is based on a survey of Public Listed Companies (PLCs),
    documenting the volume of philanthropy and examining trends and patterns of giving practices. The survey is
    tent More

  • PCP and FBR Staff Visits PCNC Manila, Philippines
    PCP has always been enthusiastic to learn from successful programs of other countries and share its experiences with other organizations. With this objective of learning from others, a 6 member delegation led by Ms. Shazia Amjad, Executive Director, More

  • PCP Corporate Philanthropy Awards ceremony
    PCP Corporate Philanthropy Awards ceremony Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) is an independent, non-profit support organization with the founding vision that the three sectors of society business, civil society and the Government work together More

  • Philanthropy Matters 2015 Spring Issue

    Philanthropy Matters is a bi-annual newsletter of Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. It aims to provide news about the current projects and future activities and future activities of PCP. The effort is directed towards improving the understandi More

  • Assessment of Local Support Organizations (LSOs)
    Ms. Shazia Maqsood Amjad (Executive Director PCP) and Mr. Abdul Malik (General Manager AKRSP) mark the day as Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) enters into an agreement with Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) for Assessment of LSOs.
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  • Global Donors Forum 2014
    In his address at this year event in Washington, the Chairman of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), Dr. Lakha highlighted the importance of Philanthropy for nation building. He traced the roots of systemized philanthropy in Islam and enlight More

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FAQ


1. Which organisations can apply for PCP certification?

 

Any non-profit organisation can apply for PCP certification irrespective of its size and location provided it is registered under a non-profit law. Usually the CSOs are registered under one the following laws:

 

·         The Societies Registration Act, 1860

·         The Trust Act, 1882

·         The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961

·         The Companies Ordinance, 1984

 

 

2. Can CSOs with less than three years functionality apply for certification?

 

Yes. The certification awarded to organisation’s with less than three years of functionality is called ‘Provisional certification’ while the certification obtained by the organisations with functioning of three years or more is called ‘Full Certification’

 

 

3. Is there a fee for PCP certification?

 

Yes, there is a certification fee which varies according to the size of the organisation. PCP has broadly divided CSOs into the following sizes to determine their certification fee

 

 

Size of NPO

Average annual financial receipts (income/grants/donations etc) of the last 3 years

 

Certification Fee (Rs.)

Small

Up to 1 Million

16,500

Medium 1

Between 1  to  5 Million

50,000

Medium 2

Between 5  to 10 Million

110,000

Large 1

Between 10  to  50 Million

190,000

Large 2

Between 50  to 100 Million

250,000

Large 3

100 Million and above

360,000

 

 

 

4. How is certification fee calculated?

 

The formula for calculating certification fee is:

 

 

                                                Total receipts of last 3 years

                                                                                                             =     Average receipts of last 3 years

                                                                         3

 

 

Average receipts will fall in one of the above categories mentioned in Question number 3

 

5. What happens if incomplete certification fee is submitted?

 

Certification process will not start unless the complete fee is submitted by the CSO.  Without complete certification fee organisation name is not included in the list of CSOs to be evaluated.

 

 

6. How to access certification application form?

 

 The application form can be downloaded from PCP website (www.pcp.org.pk). The application form can also be requested to be dispatched by contacting PCP Office. 

 

 

7.  How to fill certification application form?

 

Application form is very simple and easy to understand. The application form is basically divided into three different sections. The first section is about the contact and registration information of the applicant CSO. The second section is about the major programmes of the organisation and the third section is about the references and donors of the CSO.

 

 

 

8. What are essential documents required for certification?

 

PCP evaluation system is thorough and requires detail information and history of the organisation Following essential documents are required for certification

 

 

Name of Document

Remarks

1.      

The governing document

Duly attested copy of Charter, Articles of Association, Trust Deed, Constitution etc.

2.      

Registration certificate

Duly attested copy

3.      

List of members of Governing body/Board of Directors/Executive Body

 

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4.      

Minutes of Governing body/Board of Directors/Executive Body meetings

Duly attested copies for the last three years

5.      

Audit reports

Duly attested external audit reports for the last three years

6.      

A certificate by the organisation on its official letter head stating the following;

a) that the organisation does not propagate the views of any political party and/or religious sect

b) that no adverse decree has been passed against the organisation in any of the civil courts in Pakistan on grounds of fraud or breach of trust.

Duly Attested

7.      

Demand Draft/Pay order/Crossed Cheque in favour of PCP

As payment of evaluation and certification fee

 

 

 

9. Who can attest the application form and the essential documents?

 

Any senior official from the organisation can attest the application form and documents i-e Chairman, Executive Director, Manager, Finance Manager, etc

 

 

10. What happens if some essential documents are missing?

 

The certification application is not processed until all essential documents are submitted by the organisation.  

 

 

11. What does certification process entail?

 

Certification process comprises four different stages. Following stages are as below

 

 

1.

Completion of Mandatory Requirements/Pre-requisites

(Provided in application form)

2.

Desk Review

(Review of submitted documents against PCP own evaluation standards)

3.

Field Evaluation

(Visit of organisation head office and field areas to evaluate CSO against PCP standards in the categories of Internal Governance, Financial Management and Program Delivery).

4.

Panel Meeting

Presenting evaluation reports to independent panel for decision

 

 

11. How long does it take to process certification?

 

Once the mandatory requirements, essential documents and certification fee is received the certification process takes about 2-3 months to complete. This includes Desk review, Field visit and presenting CSO case to the certification panel.


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