Creating an Ngo

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AMITY BUSINESS SCHOOL
AMITY UNIVERSITY

MARKET RESEARCH AND REPORT PREPARATION PROJECT-

STARTING OF AN NGO

SUBMITTED TO:-
Ms. SONIA SINGH

SUBMITTED BY:-
RITU SHEKHAWAT
ROLL NO.-108K03
A0101908415
RICHA CHAUDHARY
ROLL NO.-108K23
A0101908045

STARTING an N.G.O.

Even before you actually set up an NGO, you may simply not know where to start. A number of queries received at the NGO Cafe ask this question - where do I start? How do I know what to do? I am inspired, I want to do something, I want to help the poor...
It’s not easy to get it right the first time. The first project, the first action, is fraught with problems you never anticipated. So, even before you start anything, be prepared:
• Find an 'excuse': This is the spark, the initial reason for you to start along a path leading you to the setting up of an NGO. Many times it is a tragedy - such as a disastrous flood or a fire - that needs handling. Sometimes a more joyous event, such as a local festival, that brings the community into the streets to enjoy. Look at these initial trigger events as a learning experience, and as a means of building your network of friends and supporters.
• Involve leaders: People and communities, in general, trust their leaders - not the political party types, but the 'real' leaders - the ones who do the actual work for the community, the ones who are active and care for the

. Involve them at all stages of the project development and implementation, ask their permission to work with the community - it will make your project easier to implement.

• Use a local center: Many communities now have centers - some just a meeting hall, where the community comes together for meetings, to hear their leaders, to celebrate a festival, or to discuss something that will affect their lives. These kinds of 'neutral' grounds are best used to explain an idea or a…...

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