Members and Types of Membership

An organization desirous to be a member of the Federation and having the specified qualifications shall have to submit an application duly to the district branch. The district branch shall have to forward it along with recommendation directly or through the regional committee to the central committee for providing membership to such a qualified organization. The membership shall be granted after the endorsement of such a recommendation by the central committee. If any organization obtains the membership directly from the central committee, it shall have to provide the information thereof to the concerned region and district branch.

There shall be three types of Membership :

General Member : NGOs having qualifications as specified above, to have duly obtained the membership.

Co-Member : The branches and sub-branches of NGOs, having qualifications as above, operating their branches and sub-branches in one district after having registered in another district.

Affiliated Member : The organizations, supporting the NGOs affiliated with NGO Federation, from amongst International Non-Governmental Organizations operating after receiving approval as per the prevailing laws.

Classification of Membership

NGOs are organizations that provide useful (in some specified legal sense) goods or services, thereby serving a specified public purpose, are not allowed to distribute profits to persons in their individual capacities, are voluntary in the sense that they are created, maintained, and terminated based on voluntary decision and initiative by members or a board and exhibit value rationality, often based on strong ideological components.More succinct definition, referring to social purpose NGOs as: private, not-for-profit organizations that aim to serve particular societal interests by focusing advocacy and/or operational efforts on social, political and economic goals, including equity, education, health, environmental protection and human rights.

Donation By Members

Raising Donations for Non Profit Organisations or NGOs is the easiest of running an NGO. Yes people donate and lots of people donate online using their card, and using other means as well. Getting Donations is really easy in case you are already running a non profit organisation helping out people or supporting some cause or anything else like that. In order to accept donations, all you need to do is reach out to people who donate. Whether you are looking forward to get donations for your NGO running in India or any other country, online donations are well supported by Governments and even Private Companies.

In case your organisation is indeed registered as a Non Government Organisation working for the community, the task of halfway done for accepting online donations. Just remember yes there are generous people and people out there in the world who actual care about helping others. Helping out people like helping poor people, imparting education, creating awareness and anything else does requires time, efforts and money. As an organisation in case if you are spending time and efforts, money can really flow in from people across the globe who do want to help out, but cannot spend time and efforts for your organisation.

Membership Termination

Members have the right to resign their membership at any time, in which case their member benefits are revoked. Although not obliged to give reason, People In Aid encourages its staff to find out why membership is being cancelled, in accordance with the ‘Member Strategy’. An exit questionnaire has been developed to assist in this respect. From time to time People In Aid may need to terminate a member’s membership, as a result for example of :

  • Non-payment of subscriptions or invoices for goods or services.
  • Misuse or misrepresentation of People In Aid Quality Marks, or false statements about.
  • Membership or certification status
  • Persistent non-compliance with the requirements of membership laid out in the ‘Members’.
  • Rights and responsibilities’ letter.
  • A complaint, or evidence found by staff, where an organisation’s activity is bringing or is likely to bring People In Aid into disrepute.
  • Change of member’s status.

General Meeting rights & Duties

Rights of Members

  • To attend and fully participate in the Annual General Meeting and other General, Extra Ordinary or Sector Meetings organized by the Forum
  • Subject to any restrictions that may be imposed on a particular category of membership to vote at the said meetings and to contest for elective positions
  • To access National NGO Forum documents, on request
  • To benefit from the programmes of the National NGO Forum; and Such other rights as the Board shall from time to time determine.
  • Full Members who are in arrears of their Annual Subscription payments, despite the reminder, shall not be eligible to attend the National NGO Forum General Assembly and other meetings.

Duties

Member’s duties under this Policy or they in any way impact on the National NGO Forum, to warrant its intervention. It shall also recommend to the Board appropriate action to take (if any) against the Member.

  • To conduct any business, including laying down the policy of the National NGO Forum and giving directions regarding the organization of the National NGO Forum.
  • To review the functions and policies of the National NGO Forum.
  • To consider how to further the objectives of the National NGO Forum.
  • To regulate its proceedings.
  • To receive, consider, and approve the Annual Audited Accounts of the Forum.
  • To receive, consider and approve Reports of the Board.