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NGO

NGO stands for the non-governmental organization or non-profitable organizations, and it is a non-profit organization. It is a citizen-based group that performs its functions independent of government. The NGOs are actually a subgroup of organizations that have been founded by the citizens, and these organizations may include clubs and associations that function to benefit their members and others.

NGOs are mainly involved in international philanthropic, social, and developmental missions. They are active participants in humanitarianism or social sciences. To get the list of various NGO activities, click here.

Role of NGO

The main role of an NGO is to bring valuable connections to the communities and a

comprehensive understanding of poverty in local contexts. NGOs influence society in many ways, mostly by motivating and raising concerns about some specific issue.

Types of NGOs depending upon their orientation

  •     Charities 

We all have done charities once in our lifetime. Some of the NGOs are just doing some charity work, and they try to meet the needs of the distressed people and groups.

  •     Service 

These NGOs include providing facilities to the people like healthcare and education.

  •     Participation 

These are the self-help projects that are often run by the involvement of the locals in the form of tools, land, labor, money, or materials.

  •     Empowerment 

These NGOs are aimed to provide empowerment to the needy by raising awareness among them. They help people to understand various social, economic, and practical factors that affect their lives.

Types of NGOs depending upon the level of operation 

  •     Community-based 

These NGOs basically work in urban areas. Their motive is to educate poor people and help them understand the rights they have.

  •     City-wide 

These include the chambers of commerce and industry, educational groups, businesses, and community organizations.

  •     State

These NGOs act on the state levels. Some of the state NGOs are also guided by national and international NGOs.

  •     National 

These organizations include professional organizations, YMCAs, and more groups. Some national NGOs might have some state or city branches that help them assist the local NGOs.

  •     International 

These NGOs perform at an international level. These are generally formed by secular agencies such as SAVE GIRL CHILD, or more.

Is working with an NGO a good choice? 

Well, if individual works with an NGO, they get both professionally as well as personally developed. Unlike most organizations, NGOs provide an environment that is excellent for the personal growth of an individual. An ex-NGO volunteer or member makes up a lot of contacts during their service.

How can I work with an NGO? 

Working with NGOs is really easy as it is an open organization, but this too depends on the position you want to work in. Some NGOs love to take new members every now and then, and some are very specific about their members. But you can always work as a volunteer in the events managed by the NGO.

You can get into an NGO through an internship too. It will be fun, and you’ll get to learn a lot. To apply for an internship at an NGO, click here.