THE Gay and Lesbian Network has been awarded a gold star certificate of compliance from NGO Advisor (www.ngoadvisor.co.za).NPO Advisor is an online website that provides an effective marketing service, providing a Directory Listing of signed up NGOs. This directory listing is open to any registered NPOs, NPC and PBOs.International and local donors can now find NGOs in their preferred geographical area, or in their scope of funding on the NGO Advisor website.WHAT DOES REGISTERING WITH NGO ADVISOR MEAN?• Registering with NGO Advisor means you get an opportunity to market your NPO to the donors of the world on this unique marketing and directory listing platform.• Registering on this site is KEY to show that your organisation means business! It is important to show off who you are, and this will give you a better opportunity to access funding.• NGO Advisor verifies that the NPO has submitted the requested documents and places you on the directory listing.• Once you are registered for less than R1 per day, NGO Advisor promotes all the enlisted NGOs to thousands of donors, foundations, CSI departments and the public.Why did we start this service? Many non-profits have asked us to put them in touch with various donors. Without any favour to any one particular organisation (as each has an extremely important role to play, and without NGO Advisor being biased), we wanted to even out the playing field. When you are funding compliant, and you have been verified and listed on our website, we send e-mails to donors and the CSI corporate sector, and tell them about who the funding compliant non-profits are.For those non-profits who do not have the funds to market themselves on websites, or send out regular newsletters (particular the smaller volunteer based non-profits) this bigger platform is where they can be found and noticed. Two of the listed organisations, have already been contacted by different donors, and are in negotiations with the donor.Anthony Waldhausen, director of the Gay and Lesbian Network said: “We are very honoured to receive the gold certificate of compliance and excited to be listed on the NGO Advisor directory. This is an opportunity to market the organisation and be promoted by NGO Advisor to potential donors and we can also submit our gold certificate to potential donors as well.“It is important for NGOs/NPOs to be compliant and shows ones credibility and accountability to donors, stakeholders and especially to our beneficiaries. GLN has embarked on a new strategy that will see us working with LGBTI people in predominately deep rural areas of KZN and to give them a voice and provide much-needed support in their communities.”Please view the Gay and Lesbian Network listing on the NGO Advisor directory https://ngoadvisor.co.za/ngo/gay-and-lesbian-network/ — Supplied.