Non-Governmental Organization

Knowledge Center

Summary, forum, best practices, expert tips and information sources.

11 items • 12.610 visits


What is a Non-Governmental Organization? Meaning.

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is a generic term for non-profit organizations that have a particular focus and which are organized outside and independently of institutionalized political structures.

They pursue issues of interest such as social, ethical, cultural, political, scientific, environmental, religious, and philanthropic considerations for their members by activities such as lobbying, persuasion, projects, programs, and/or direct action.

An exact definition of a NGO is hard and debatable. But an NGO is never constituted as a government bureaucracy, a political party, a company, a criminal organization or a guerrilla group.

Globalization during the 20th century gave rise to the formation of many NGOs. Many problems are difficult to solve within a nation and some people believe it is desirable to somewhat counterbalance the power of multinational capitalist enterprises. Interestingly, NGOs are increasingly using management methods and principles as used in those private enterprises to be more effective.

Many international NGOs have a consultative status with United Nations agencies relevant to their area of work.

Special Interest Group


Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Special Interest Group.

Special Interest Group (146 members)


New Topic

Forum about Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

🔥 NEW Organisational Change Facilitation in NFPS
Change facilitation is a growing area especially for Non Financial Public Sector (NFPS) in India. Focus is now shifting (...)

Start a new forum topic about Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). More info.


Best Practices

The top-rated topics about Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). Here you will find the most valuable ideas and practical suggestions.

Expert Tips

Advanced insights about Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). Here you will find professional advices by experts.

How to Design a Large CSR Program that Works

CSR, Shared Value, Public-Private Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Combating Global Inequality
A study by Kaplan, Serafeim & Tugendhat (2018) finds that most corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs they analy (...)
Information Sources

Various sources of information regarding Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). Here you will find powerpoints, videos, news, etc. to use in your own lectures and workshops.

The Role of NGOs in Disaster Management

NGO, NGOs, Crisis Management, Disaster Management, Crisis Response
This presentation is about NGOs, specifically focusing on their role in disaster management. The presentation includes t (...)

Research Links

Automatically jump to further useful sources regarding Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

News Videos Presentations Books More






Compare with: Corporate Responsibility  |  Corporate Accountability  |  Coalition  |  Stakeholder Value Perspective  |  Strategic Stakeholder Management  |  PEST Analysis  |  Public Relations

Special Interest Group

Do you have a keen interest in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)? Become our SIG Leader


Return to Management Hub: Change & Organization  |  Communication & Skills  |  Ethics & Responsibility  |  Leadership  |  Marketing & Sales  |  Program & Project Management  |  Strategy & Innovation

More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary


This ends our Non-Governmental Organization summary and forum.

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2021 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.8 - Last updated: 25-10-2021. All names of their owners.