Class Act complies with the King Reports on Corporate Governance of 1994, 2002 and 2009, as well as with the Independent Code of Governance for Non-Profit Organisations in South Africa. Class Act has implemented projects with multi-million rand budgets. The organisation has efficiently managed large budgets, keeping track of line item expenditures and reporting on financial issues to funders. Class Act is assisted in this regard by a registered accountant and auditor.
Class Act has rigorously measured project effectiveness and then proceeded to act appropriately based on results. This process involved developing valid data collection instruments, administrating the instruments in both natural and controlled environments, collecting data, managing the data input process, analysing results and reporting on the results with a view to improvement.
Class Act has produced high quality material ranging from print and paper resources, to DVD training programmes and interactive posters. These materials not only enhance the skills of practitioners during the course of the project, but they are important sustainability tools.
Class Act has produced lesson plans, assessment tools and reading materials in ten of the eleven official South African languages.
Class Act has trained field-workers on project content and goals. These training initiatives have included: project induction; train-the-trainers; support and mentoring strategies. Class Act has produced effective facilitation manuals that are user-friendly and ensure that all the relevant points in the training are effectively covered in a systemic manner.
Class Act has used its experienced team of project managers to run high profile projects for a range of funders. While the main focus of project management is to ensure delivery on the ground, an array of services has been used to meet this goal. These include:
• Funder liaison • Monitoring and evaluation • Systems development • Report writing • Reward emerging good practices • Legal framework adherence • Administrative assistance
Class Act has developed projects that directly address the complex issues in particular contexts. It has done this through keeping the identified problems at the centre of all processes and practices even in projects that unfold in organic and complex manners. This has made the organisation highly effective at developing projects that directly meet identified needs.