Board of Directors
Board of Recommendation
Supervisory Board Accountability Statement
SPARK is made up of a Supervisory Board, Board of Directors and a Board of Recommendation. The Board of Directors sets policy, develops organizational planning and is responsible for developing codes for good governance.
Yannick Du Pont
Next to his work at SPARK, Yannick du Pont also holds the following unpaid posts: Member of the Advisory Board, The Center for Theory of Change Member of the Board, Foundation Max van der Stoel Member of the Steering Committee, Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law (for more information).
Next to his work at SPARK, Michel Richter also holds the following unpaid post: Director, Stichting tot Bewaring van Ignite Fund
Director NL International Business Foundation, The Netherlands
Managing Partner Tellinq, The Netherlands
Project leader, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Programme coordinator Develop2Build, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Note: None of SPARK’s Supervisory Board members has any relevant additional occupations next to their roles on SPARK’s Supervisory Board.
SPARK certifications of compliance
ISO 900: Is the title of a document (Standard) that outlines the requirements an organisation must maintain in their quality management system for ISO 9001:2008 certification. This certificate is issued by BSI Group and can be found here.
ISO 9001 Partos: This document sets out sector-specific applications of the ISO 9001 as developed by Partos for the Development Sector.
Partos Gedragscode: For Partos the quality of its organization members is a major concern, especially because of its relationship with effectiveness and efficiency, but also in view of public confidence in the sector. Partos has therefore developed a Code of Conduct which is part of Partos’ membership. The infringement procedure is part of the Code
Code Wijffels: This code, also known as Code Goed Bestuur is about driving charities supervision of accountability and proper handling of all important relationships of donors, volunteers, beneficiaries, etc
WNT: A Standardization Law for Top Salaries. The WNT standard sets terms of taxable income including taxable benefits / additions, employer’s pension costs and other compensation. The limit for the WNT determined for 2016 at € 179,000.
DG-norm: The DG-Standard (MFS II standard) was introduced in late 2009 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and demands of organizations that the director does not earn more than a basic salary of a director general at the ministry. The standard has been set to 141,000 euros, based on a 40-hour workweek.
IATI: IATI is a voluntary initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, development, and humanitarian resources in order to increase their effectiveness. The IATI Standard is a format and framework for publishing data on development cooperation activities, intended to be used by all organisations in development, including government donors, private sector organisations, and national and international NGOs. Organisations implement IATI by publishing their aid information in IATI’s agreed electronic format (XML) – usually on their website – before linking it to the IATI Registry.
CBF Erkenning: The CBF promotes trustworthy in fundraising and expenditure by reviewing fundraising organisations and giving information and advice to government institutions and the public. An important criteria is that the costs for fundraising of the charity expressed as a percentage of the revenues from its own fundraising in any one year, may not amount more than 25% of the revenues from its own fundraising. Furthermore the board must consist of independent persons. And for a clear insight in the financial records, every financial report must be drawn up according to the same principles.
RJ 650 Accounting Principles: A set of Dutch accounting standards
VFI/ Goede Doelen Nederland: For calculation of management salaries
ANBI: From 2008 the Dutch Tax Administration can designate an institution to be an “Public Benefit Organisation” (Dutch: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI). At least 90% of the efforts of an ANBI has to be focused on the general good. And since 2012 the ‘culturele ANBI’ can profit (until at least 2018) from even more Dutch tax advantages.
Read SPARK ANBI here.
Get a PDF of SPARK certificates here.
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