What is the full form of NGO?

What is the full form of NGO?

The full form of NGO is Non-Governmental Organization. NGO is an organization that is neither a part of the government nor a traditional for-profit business. They are typically nonprofit entities, and many of them are active in humanitarianism or the social sciences; they were created to solve problems related to senior citizens, childrens, poor people, environment etc.

  • ENGO: Environmental NGO (Example: Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund)
  • GONGO: Government-organized non-governmental organization (Example: International Union for Conservation of Nature)
  • INGO: International NGO (Example: Oxfam)
  • QUANGO: Quasi-autonomous NGO (Example: International Organization for Standardization [ISO])
  • The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF)
  • Generally, it is setup by common people, citizens. The common source of revenue for running an NGO is donations. It can be funded by governments (state and central government), businesses etc. It can be organized at community based, city level, national level or international level.

    Sometimes, NGOs are also known as Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs). The NGO is neither “owned” by anyone nor can distribute profits or income in the form of dividends. Any profits they can make from their activities are spent on appropriate non-profit activities.