INTRODUCTION Many development assistance organizations are addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, underdevelopment, and environmental degradation. In particular, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are a dynamic and diverse group of organizations operating at the local, national, and international levels. Their activities encompass relief and humanitarian aid log refugees and displaced persons, economic and rural development programs, natural resources and conservation projects, public health interventions, and many other areas. How NGOs monitor the socioeconomic and environmental an impact of their projects is the subject of this paper. Definition NGOs are difficult to define and classify, and the term 'NGO' is not used consistently. As a result, there are many different classifications in use. The most common NGOs use a framework that includes orientation and level of operation. An NGO's orientation refers to the type of activities it takes on. These activities might include human rights, environmental, or development work. An NGO's level of operation indicates the scale at which an organization works, such as local, regional, international or national, one of the earliest mentions of the term "NGO" was in 1945, when the United Nations (UN) was created. The UN, which is an inter-governmental organization, made it possible for certain approved specialized international non-state agencies - or non-governmental organizations - to be awarded observer status at its assemblies and some of its meetings. Later the term became used more widely. Today, according to the UN, any kind of private organization that is independent from government control can be termed an "NGO", provided it is not-profit, non-criminal and not simply an opposition political party. Ngo consultancy provides management services to NGOs located in different parts of India. Our mission is to enable Indian NGOs in achieving their objectives of creating a sustainable voluntary sector. Where an increasing amount of resource could be raised on the strength of relationship and trust between NGOs, government agencies and the civil society. All NGOs registration requires adequate financial resources for effectively carrying out their activities. However, most of them share a common problem and, that is, shortage of project funds. The number of NGOs steadily increasing, there is a competition for securing funds. Our team of professionals can prepare convincing and innovative project proposals and compile relevant supporting documents. I enclose, for your information, an informative leaflet about our organization. In case you are interested please send the following documents for preparation of innovative project proposals for grant-in-aid. Registration Certificate and memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulation of Society/Trust Deed of Trust.
Balance Sheet of last three Years. Annual Report of last three Years. What is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)? The term, "non-governmental organization" or NGO, came into use in 1945 because of the need For the UN to differentiate in its Charter between participation rights for inter governmental specialized agencies and those for international private organizations. At the UN, virtually all types of private bodies can be recognized as NGOs. They only have to be independent from government control, not seeking to challenge governments either as a political party or by a narrow focus on human rights, non-profit-making and noncriminal. As of 2003, there were reportedly over 20,000 NGOs active in Iran. The majorities of these organizations are charity organizations, and thus would not fall under the category of development-oriented NGOs. In this document the term NGO is primarily used for organizations other than charitable organizations. Funding for NGOs: NGOs might be interested in the Bilateral Development and awareness projects. These initiatives provide funding possibilities for Slovak NGOs, business enterprises and state organizations that are seeking to implement Slovakia’s development projects. Proposed law on the National Fund to Support NGOs in Development Projects: 1.
Article of the Rules and Procedures for the implementation of the (EEA) European Economic Area, Financial Mechanism, and the same article of the Rules and Procedures for the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism refer to guidelines on NGO grants. This NGO Grants Guideline describes the general characteristics pertaining to such grants, which are made within NGO funds. The EEA EFTA states recognize that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are an important component of a democratic society and that it is necessary to give special attention and support to their work and development. They are therefore not only eligible applicants as individual project promoters or block grant / programmer intermediaries, but may also apply for support provided through block grants, including specific NGO grants. In respect of the financial mechanisms, the EEA (EFTA) European Free Trade Association, states use the term NGO to include: • Voluntary, self-governing organizations not subject to direction by public authorities, independent of political control and established under the legal system of the beneficiary state (e.g. foundations, associations, charities, societies, trusts, etc.); • Social partners (employers organizations and trade unions); and • Certain independent organizations enjoying a specific legal status (e.g. the national Red Cross societies). The definition does not include political parties. The NGOs should be organizations functioning on a not-for-profit basis. There are also many small and specialist
foundations that not only give project funding, but also provide alternative and in-kind support - for example, the medical supplies provided in conjunction with the Londonbased Morgan Foundation. Or those foundations which sponsor awards and prizes, such as the ‘Stars Foundations Impact Awards’ which are awarded to innovative NGOs and CSOs working with disadvantaged children. The scale of giving from these private foundations and donors is hard to gauge accurately but we know it is significant and growing. Recent data suggests that there are over 160,000 grant-giving foundations in the US and Europe alone Evidence suggests that funding for international development makes up at least 20 per cent of the total funds of those foundations that fund overseas development projects.2 This is estimated at over US$10 billion per annum – much of which goes directly to projects and Programmers run by NGOs and CSOs. In other words, this is a considerable Resource that NGOs and CSOs can tap into. Direct action, impact and innovation There is also a growing body of evidence that the new generation of foundations and private philanthropists are more action-orientated, problem-focused and results-based than traditional donors Much private aid appears to be focused on frontline projects that have direct impact at a community level, rather than supporting complex cross-cutting development agendas or meeting government targets (e.g. National Development Strategies or the MDGs). Private donors are more targeted with their giving, and commonly focus on development challenges of special or personal interest. They value creativity and innovation. Generally they seem less concerned with issues that official donors care about – for example, supporting good governance or enhancing security, or trying to ensure a balance of between agricultural, educational and health funding.3The article by Connell Foley about Concern oldwife’s engagement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses how Concern found the foundations’ approach, emphasizing evidence and innovation, refreshing and alleging. This preference for direct action, impact and innovation is something that NGOs and CSOs can build on. They have a track record of engaging directly with local communities and adopting a practical, hands-on approach to development. NGOs and CSOs are responsive to local needs, and willing to work in different and innovative ways. This comes at time when official donors increasingly emphasize uniformity, harmonization and greater coordination (e.g. DAC policies) and are geared-up to Meeting globally-set common objectives). Service projects committee The service projects committee is one of the five standing committees recommended in the publication be a Vibrant Club: Your Club Leadership Plan (245). It oversees all of the club’s service projects from start to finish and is responsible for motivating club members and finding new opportunities for service. The committee’s work may be closely linked to the club’s strategic Abstract The is article examines the role of faith-based organizations, particularly Christian Organizations, in humanitarian assistance within the broader context of the NGO
World. Following an overview of the historical development of t hose organizations, the Article examines the current context in which faith-based and secular humanitarian Organizations operate. The diff errant roles played by these organizations are explored, As are some of the daffy culties they encounter. The article suggests that much more Work is needed in the area of capacity-building of local humanitarian organizations and in the coordination of NGO programmatic work.
Foreign Funding of NGOs In 1976, at the height of the Emergency imposed by India Gandhi, India’s Parliament enacted a piece of legislation called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. It prohibited political parties and ‘organizations of a political nature’, civil servants and judges, as also correspondents, columnists and editors/owners of registered newspapers and news broadcasting organizations and even cartoonists from receiving foreign contributions. The very fact that the Act makes a specific reference to cartoonists should be hint enough of the establishment’s paranoia vis-à-vis the ‘invisible hand’ of foreign powers back then. During a Rajya Saba debate on the proposed bill on 9 March 1976, the term ‘CIA’ (Central Intelligence Agency) was mentioned at least 30 times by different legislators, while ‘Lockheed Martin’ (a military aerospace corporation) came up at least six times in the context of alleged instances of Americans pumping dollars into governments worldwide to buy influence during the Cold War,
Funding: Government Of India Funding Agencies:Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Women & Child Development Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Sources Ministry of Textiles Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Ministry of Environment & Forest Ministry of Rural Development Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry of Tourism and Culture Ministry of Food Processing Industries Ministry Road Safety & Highways Ministry of Agriculture & Horticulture Ministry of Science & Technology Ministry Tribal Affairs Ministry of Labour National Trust Central Social Welfare Board.
Foreign Funding Agencies:British High Commission Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Oxfam Ford Foundation SWISSAID Infinity Foundation BORDA (Germany) Canadian High Commission New Zealand High Commission Find horn Foundation GIFRID (Israel) European Commission (EC) UNESCO UNESCO Japanese Embassy Project Proposal Please write the project proposal in a narrative form, keeping the given headings. The bullet points under each heading should not be used as questions to be answered directly but are meant as guidelines to make sure all the required information is included. 1. Profile of Implementing Organization (not more than 300 words) • Nature of implementing organization (NGO or community group) seeking an award. • Previous relevant experience for the proposed activity. • Track record in community based work/experience with participatory approaches. • Details of the organization: history, governance and funding of the lead organization, i.e. when established, how structured and organized, number of staff (Male / Female) and their expertise, membership, and total annual budget. • Capacity to carry out the proposed activity (other ongoing projects, staff capacity etc.). 2. Justification for Support - Linkages with (not more than 300 words) • What are the principal reasons why the project activity is needed? • Clearly identify the problem the project aims to solve • How is the proposed activity linked to the objectives of the donor's areas of support? • What are the global and local significance of the proposed project's intervention • Explain how the donor's resources would be used towards achieving the solution to the problem 3. Context/Baseline (not more than 300 words) •Context of the activity, location, background, duration. Please include photocopy of map of the project area. • Describe how the problem was identified (consultations/case study/survey?) • Assess and describe existing conditions of the project area. • Give reference to other studies if available. 4. Project Objective and Proposed Activity (not more than 600 words) • Nature of the proposed activity • Immediate objectives
• Expected project deliverables • Description of the proposed activities required in order to realize the project's objective, clearly indicating the sequence of activity (with time frame, responsible party etc.) • Target beneficiaries in terms of socio-economics, geography and gender, should be elaborated • Strategy for development of indicators to assess project progress and achievements. The indicators should be specific, measurable, attainable, reliable ad time bound (SMART). • Project work-plan matrix with indicators and monitoring schedule 5. Project Strategy (not more than 600 words) The strategy of how the proposed activity will be carried out should include: • Institutional mapping/identification of stakeholders (such as government departments, academia, consultants, private sector, local communities) • Consultation with key stakeholders during project implementation • Role of recipient organization • Role of partner organization • Provision for dialogue and networking with NGOs and community groups • Relationship, if any, to other development projects. • Relationship to other NGO or private sector activities. • Gender perspective (how are women included) • How will the project be sustainable after grant funding is ended /post project strategy/exit strategy? 6. Technical Feasibility (not more than 300 words) • Description of technical details and requirements • Experience from similar projects • Technical expertise with the NGO • Technical assistance required from the donor's programmer • Identification of local expertise; NGO, Govt. departments and academia etc. and how it will be utilized by the project 7. Anticipated Results (not more than 300 words) • Indicate impacts on participants/beneficiaries: - Related to human such as health, social, economic and financial impacts - Related to environment such as land, water, air • Demonstration value, value as a learning experience, any other anticipated results • Potential risks/bottlenecks and how to address these 8. Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation (not more than 300 words) • The mechanisms that will be used to monitor and evaluate the project, the schedule for when these monitoring actions have to be carried out and who is responsible, the resources allocated for substantive review meetings among stakeholders, how the work plan and budget will be updated. • Reporting: assess capacity to prepare narrative and financial reports • Evaluation : plan for project evaluation, how are the stakeholders included in M&E? 9. Communication and Visibility Strategy (not more than 300 words) • What type of communication material and reports will be prepared? • What is the strategy for communication lessons learned? • How will the project work with the media?
10. Budget (narrative description not more than 600 words) • Projected total project costs and proposed sources of funding • What the community and/or NGO will contribute to the project, in cash, in kind and/or in services. • Funds already obtained from or committed by other sources (if any) and the names of those sources. • Amount requested from the donor. • Balance to be sought from other sources (if any) and the names of potential sources. • Baseline, national investment into local area; schools, health infrastructure, type of road, govt., budget for specific activity, allocations in annual development plan (P&D/PSDP) • Opening of separate bank account & maintaining financial record. Project budget itemized in table form including budget line for audit costs