What is Non-governmental organisation

Non-governmental organisations are not affiliated with any government or private company. There are also called the charitable organisation, non-profit organisation and volunteer organisations, that are independent of government. Non-governmental organisations provide social services, help and raise the voices of people who are in need.

These can be organized on the national, international and local level. They are established to support poor people and help them. Their main focus is the public welfare. Many large NGOS have their budget in millions.

People established NGOS to help people need. They focus on one aspect and work hard to accomplish that. Good team and management is the important part of it and plays a vital role in running the organisation.

Features to qualify as a non-governmental organisation:

  • They should know that non-governmental organisation is not for making personal profits. The profit of the NGO will be used for its activities not disputed among the members.
  • They should work for the social cause. Promote people who need help. They work for the public welfare.
  • These non-governmental organisations are formed by the will of the member itself. There is as such no laws to establish the organisation. By the willingness of founding member, he can establish it.
  • These non-governmental organisation should be registered through the country norms.
  • They are independent of government. Interference of government centres is not allowed. The management of the organisation has full control of it. They work dependently for the social welfare.
  • They should not involve in any criminal activities.

Non-governmental organisations are classified into two types according to their activities:


They are involved in projects related to development. Based on their work they are further divided into three categories:

  • Community non-governmental organisation
  • National
  • international


These advocacy organisations promote policies for a particular case. They do a seminar and carry out rallies about the policy changes.

Classifying the non-governmental organisation by their orientation:

Charitable organisations:

They help people, who have low income. The top-down approach is followed in their projects.

Services that NGOS provide:

Some Non-governmental organisation provides services to the people. The services include health and family planning and education services. All the services differ for different families.

The participatory NGO:

In these types of NGOS, local people are involved in the projects. They can be involved in the project as collecting cash or material or working as a labourer.

Classifying non-governmental organisation according to their work:


They provide services related to education. They help develop the necessary skills in them. Books and all other things are provided by these NGOS. Non-governmental organisation with the purpose of educating people are best; many people volunteer to work with them.


They work for the environmental issues. From plantation to climate changing things.

Nowadays governmental organisations are carrying out many important duties. They are helping people in many different ways. They want to work for the welfare of people without their personal interests.