If you are looking to advance your knowledge in NGOs Management as a field worker or first time learner, then this course is a good start as it compiles basic concepts related to NGOs, its management and funding strategies. The course can be used as a guide to NGO formation purposes as it also presents practical questions and exam related tests at the end of each and every topic plus the group and individual assignments to the class.
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 intergovernmental 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 non-criminal.