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Tips on Starting an NGO in Nigeria
Asked Oct 26, 2009, 06:45 AM
I'm from Nigeria, trying to set up an NGO hope to get tips on how to do that. Thanks.
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Oct 26, 2009, 07:36 AM
Whenever to start NGO, first name should be selected. Ensure that selected name must not exist. Hence proper check should be made with the local government where you want to register. While proposing the NGO's name provide at least two alternative names.
The next step is incorporation with the local government where you are residing. The NGO also can be called as non profit organisation, voluntary organisation, people's organisation etc.
For getting the registration of NGO, various documents should be submitted which includes mission statement, programmes that can be undertaken, Board of members, staff, funding sources etc. Of course, memorandum of association, Bye-laws are mandatory.
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Oct 26, 2009, 01:58 PM
Greetings and WELCOME to the site, kidz009!
I moved your question out of Introductions to this forum topic area so that it will be more likely to be noticed and addressed by those who are best able to answer it. Your question will get noticed much more here.
Because of the business-like structure of an NGO, I thought that this forum topic are would be the best "home" for your question.
Introductions is for people to introduce themselves only, and we try to not ask questions there. We would appreciate it if you would return to Introductions sometime to tell us a little bit about yourself, if you would be willing to do that.
I do note, that you already received a very fine answer from atluriram while your question remained in Introductions.
You might also like to check out information that you'll find via clicking on the following links. Non-governmental organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Staring an NGO How to Start a Successful NGO in 10 Steps How to Start a Successful NGO It’s All About Management
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Nov 23, 2011, 06:08 AM
First thing to do, is make sure it is want you want to do.Like what are your dreams, are you sure it is your call,what is your passion.
Then what type of NGO do you want to establish, like, do you want to work with widows, orphans, less privileged,old people, e.t.c
Most NGOs are charity organizations.
Get a place to start, get the few people you would like to start or work with.
Then draft out 3 names for your NGO, and check availability of names from CAC.Settle for one of the names, make payments, which is quite high compared to other company registration.
Then you are done with you NGO Business.
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Jul 25, 2012, 11:18 AM
ANSWER: Okay, at this junction, get your pens and paper and cram it down: Before you contact your lawyer, get all these things down first:
a. Select 2 names of the Association i.e Incorporated Trustee of I GO CHOP MONEY DIE FOUNDATION or Incorporated Trustees of Nairaland INITIATIVE! The CAC will choose one that is registerable or deny both of them in all its entirety. So choose Carefully.
It is very Important to select a Name that is unique and it must end with either the words Foundation, Trust, Organization, Association, Network, Initiative etc (Bottom line it must confirm with the practice that is common with Non-governmental organisation (NGOs)
b. Choose the aims and objectives of the proposed Incorporated Trustee normally minimum 3 i.e Sample :
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
A. To foster Unity, Peace and Love among its members, business men and general public
B. To create a condusive environment where members meet, interact and Discuss their problems, challenges and welfare.
C.To promote and encourage peaceful co existence and mutual benefits between members
c. Address of The Association
d. Names of the Trustees (They must be 2 or More)
e. 2 passport photographs for each of the Trustees
f. The personal residential addresses of each of the Trustees
g. Occupation of each of the Trustees
h. Tenure of each of the Trustees, the removal and filling of the vacancy of the Trustee
k. Common Seal (The seal must be made in Metal that can be inprinted on and must be physically inspected at the CAC
L. List the Executive Members of the association i.e –President, secretary, Financial secretary, auditors etc
QUESTION: Okay Lawyer, Now that i have gotten the Pre-Registration Requirements, what do i do next?
ANSWER: The next thing includes the Registration Process Proper which includes the following:
1. Procuring, Conducting Name Search and Reserving your chosen NGO name (Normally takes 2 weeks or less)
2. Filling the Application forms after it has been purchased (Trust me, there are so many forms to fill and sign by all the trustees)
3. Advertisment of the name of the NGO and objects of the NGO in 2 National Dailies and One local Newspaper circulating in an Area of the chosen Registered Office where the Association is based
e.g Guardian Papers and Punch Newpapers (National Newspapers)
Ikeja Report or Abuja Chronicle (Local Newspaper)
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