Starting an NGO:
Establish the NGO's Board of Directors

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Starting an NGO

Prior to incorporating or registering, an organization should first establish a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board and develop the organization's mission. The members of the board, as a group, have trustee and legal responsibility for the actions and operation of the organization. There are minimum levels of involvement required of board members in organizational and operational management:
  • financial management
  • planning
  • programme
  • resource development (fund raising)
  • human resource management
  • information management
  • marketing and public relations
  • governance (board affairs)
One of the steps in incorporating is filing the NGO's bye-laws (also called articles of association or incorporation) and many authorities require multiple officer and board member signatures.

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