NGO or Non-Governmental Organizations, voluntary group of individuals or organizations, usually not affiliated with any government that is formed to provide services or advocate a public policy.
NGOs focus on a wide range of issues and areas. These might include women's rights, the health of the environment and planet, healthcare, political advocacy, labor unions, religious faith, care of aging adults, and youth empowerment. NGOs focus on a wide range of issues and areas. These might include women's rights, the health of the environment and planet, healthcare, political advocacy, labour unions, religious faith, care of aging adults, and youth empowerment.
In India, an individual is free to perform social activities without structuring an entity or organization. However, an individual wants to form a group that involves participants, activities, and resources, it is essential to have proper management in place.
To run the NGOs in the form of (Companies, Trusts, and Societies) in an accurate manner, a certain set of rules need to be followed.
NGO registration can be done in 3 ways: -
£ Trust Registration under the “The Indian Trust Act, 1882”
£ Society Registration under the “Societies Registration Act, 1860”
£ Section 8 Company Registration under “The Companies Act, 2013”
Key Takeaways of NGOs:
£ NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, play a major role in international development, aid, and philanthropy,
£ NGOs rely on a variety of funding sources, from private donations and memberships due to government grants,
£ Advocacy NGOs work to influence public policy,
£ NGO activities include, but are not limited to, environmental, social, advocacy and human rights work.
They can work to promote social or political change on a broad scale or very locally.
£ NGOs play a critical part in developing society, improving communities, and promoting citizen participation.