Frequently asked questions:
How is NSRI’s income made up?
How do I know that my donation is well spent?
- Good governance is extremely important to NSRI and we adhere to the principles of King III.
- NSRI has an open book policy. Our audited financial statements are available at any state library.
How much of my donation goes on paying salaries?
- NSRI is run by unpaid volunteers. The volunteers save NSRI a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum, there are just 15 full-time paid staff at head office.
- Our Platinum Partners and interest on investments pay for the head office expenses. This means that all other donations go directly towards the true costs of rescue (boats, buildings, medical supplies, crew protective clothing, fuel, insurance, maintenance and training).
Does NSRI participate in third party fundraising?
- In order to ensure good governance, funds raised for NSRI are banked directly into our bank account.
- In order to qualify for SARS 18A benefits, donors must bank their donations directly into NSRI’s bank account.
- NSRI does not make use of third party agents to collect on our behalf.
- Our call centre is outsourced, but only the marketing and administrative functions are outsourced, all funds are banked directly into NSRI’s bank account. We outsource the call centre function in order to outsource the risk. Should the team not make target, we carry no costs and have no risk.
How do I volunteer?
We need crew who are in it for the long haul – sadly too many people come just for the training. Our training is all given in house once you have proved your commitment and loyalty to the rescue base. You need to live within ten minutes of a Sea Rescue station and be prepared to offer up weekend for training and after hours time to be on standby. If this is for you please email email@example.com