7 good questions and answers: "Definition, scope and differentiation"

What is the definition of a non-governmental organisation (NGO)?
Any kind of private, non-profit, non-political organisation that is independent of government control with a certain societal mission
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Why are NGOs trusted by the general public and have a good reputation?
NGOs don't have short-term financial objectives
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Why do some NGOs stimulate understanding social, cultural, and economic factors which inhibit improvement of their situation?
In this way, awareness of the opportunity to change is strengthened
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What are the 2 types of NGOs?
  • Operational NGOs
  • Advocacy NGOs
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In which ways do advocacy NGOs raise awareness?

By organizing:
  • Campaigns
  • Demonstrations
  • Media-events
  • Networks
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What are main activities of NGOs in general?
  • Campaigning
  • Lobbying
  • Developing educational programs
  • Designing new technologies or services
  • Investigating/better documenting certain issues
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How can NGOs lobby more effectively?
NGOs try to participate in negotiations at the international and national level
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