Where can I find best practices for NGOs?
Identifying and learning from best practices helps organizations create frameworks for more efficient and effective programs and operations.
While the NGO landscape is vast -- it encompasses a diverse array of organization types, mission scopes, challenges and fields of work -- several global organizations have developed and posted best practice materials for NGOs to peruse. Some of these materials cover specific service areas such as human rights or climate change while others focus on aspects of governance and management.
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World Movement for Democracy
Best Practices in Nongovernmental Governance
Good governance characteristics are described on page 37 of this report from the World Movement for Democracy.
Do you have these policies and systems in your NGO?
Funds for NGOs
Sample documents such as organizational charts, communications policies and more.
Sites for Best Practices
Best Practices are examples of outstanding contributions to improving the living environment. They are defined by the United Nations and the international community at large.
Successful NGO Models
UN DESA NGO Branch
This new series concentrates on innovative practices carried out by non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).