Pros And Cons Of Non-Government Organizations

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I. Introduction Non-government organizations (NGOs) are non-profit organizations normally established by individuals to work with charity and philanthropic aid locally and internationally (Guanci, Z, 2014). NGOs play roles to cooperate with other partner NGOs, government or the private sectors to help society in term of making efforts both in civil society and in government, improve human dignity, and protecting human rights for both minorities and the majority. Generally, NGOs are funded by the government or private sectors to maintain their interior management and exterior social assistant services and it is always started by voluntary . The sources of funding mostly flew from the developed countries to the developing countries.…show more content…
NGOs attempted to make improvement of accountability, political change, and strengthened rights. Commercialization is one of new ideologies and structures to break the previous backward pattern and to make some efforts on NGOs improvement 1992 (Lewis & Kanji 2009: 33). However, commercialization does not provide positive points to sustain NGOs to help the people, but it also negative with some other reasons. This essay will cover the pros and cons of NGOs engagement to the commercial activities that we should take part to discuss for a better path to the world…show more content…
Firstly, commercialization may bring a sustainable financial income to maintain their social work and organization management through businesses. They are able to get rid of the financial control from donors and become self -reliant. ‘Empowerment’ and ‘self-reliance’, the two notions that most of the past and current NGOs refer to, are more likely to be achieved through commercialization. Donors usually invest in NGOs and projects that will fulfill their requirement and receive what they expect in return (Speckbacher 2003: 275). On this occasion, NGOs may have to adjust their organization projects to meet donors’ requirement in order to get financial support. Once a NGO is limited to making own decision, it is easy to lose initial aim and soon transfer into something else. However, when they get financially independent, they are capable to coordinate money with social work and moreover to ask for appropriate services from governments and donors rather than rely on them (Holmen, 2010:
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