What are the things you need to do before forming an NGO?

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Launching an NGO needs more than just income. It requires hard work, dedication, and a sincere desire to serve others. Starting and operating an NGO is a process that's almost identical to running a company, but you need to maintain accountability here. Also, here you have to work for social welfare without expecting any income.

So here are a few steps you can easily start an NGO in India through:

  • Decide The NGO's cause and mission

The first move is to mention the cause which your NGO is going to help. It can be everything from women's rights, child care, and preserving the world. Draft a clear statement of your mission which represents the reason in which it stands, its objectives, the target group, and its goals.

  • Maintaining the board of directors/members

There will be the board of directors and leaders responsible for managing the NGO Include like-minded individuals, individuals with a sense of compassion and social justice, and people with a deep desire to be part of the body 's organisation. You will need the assistance of financial advisers, technicians, and people with legal procedural knowledge

  • Decide what NGO 's name

Getting a name is a simple prerequisite for any organisation. The same holds true for an NGO. The name should be short and catchy – a sign of the cause, it can be anything, any idea you have. It should not, however, be identical to any entity, board or ministry of government officials, or any other registered company or NGO.

  • Sign in with your NGO

When all the documents are ready and you have paid the appropriate fee, you can register your NGO under either of these Acts-

  1. Societies Registration Act (Minimum seven members must be members of the society),
  2. Indian Trusts Act (At least two people are required in Charitable Trust, and there is no overall participation limit) 
  3. Companies Act (A non-profit organisation must be registered with the Registrar of Companies under section 8 of the Companies Act).
  • Start fundraising

After you have licensed your NGO, it is time you started raising funds to run the NGO. This can be done through internal sources such as sales, donations, and subscription fees. And public sources such as government assistance grants, private organisations, or international sources.

  • Stay hooked in

Set up a wide network. Network with different other NGOs, experts, media houses, government agencies, and corporate organisations and be looking for collaborations. NGOs' principal source of sustainability and development is primarily through partnerships. So, get in touch with the future partners and believe in the cause you are helping.

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