What is a NGO?
As clear by its name, a non-governmental organization i.e. NGO is a type of organization which is not governed or connected with the government of any country.
Usually, as a widely accepted notion, a NGO is such a type of organization which are non-profit i.e. they try and do something other than making money and mainly work for various social causes.
In today’s era, a NGO is a term which is widely accepted as a legally constituted and non-governmental organization which is created by legal set of people and most importantly, with zero involvement of the government.
However, there are some NGOs which are either partially or completely funded by the government. So in cases like this, the NGO status is maintained by excluding government representatives from any kind of membership in the organization.
Running or starting a NGO is almost as similar as starting a company, however what is different is your intention because running a NGO needs transparency because here you are working for a social cause and welfare.
Also, one would need real hard work, determination and a genuine will and desire to support those who in need.
So, if you are thinking on the lines of starting a NGO, you need to do your diligent homework and should know below mentioned points before you set up an NGO, especially in India: