Online NGO Research Resources

These selected links furnish a portal to the NGO sector:

The Bridgespan Group

  • We work to build a better world by strengthening the ability of mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to achieve innovative results in addressing society’s most important challenges and opportunities.

Monitor Institute by Deloitte

  • Monitor Institute by Deloitte works with social impact leaders to help surface and pioneer "next" practices—breakthrough approaches for societal challenges. As part of Monitor Group and now at Deloitte LLP, the team has catalyzed progress on some of the pressing issues of our time.

McKinsey Social Initiative

  • A nonprofit founded by McKinsey & Company to have lasting and substantial impact on complex social challenges.

On the Importance of Nongovernmental Organizations [Video]

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) president and CEO David Miliband discusses why NGOs such as IRC have a unique role to play in addressing some our biggest global challenges.

NGO Advisor

  • Research, evaluate, and rank NGOs to showcase the best practices and newest ideas in the nonprofit sector. Furnish a mirror for the evolving values and spark debate about the nature of nonprofit work.

The NGO Cafe

  • Strategies, tools, evaluations and other resources for an NGO.

The NGO Handbook

  • Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare of ces, churches and families aren’t handling it. Others share your concerns and want to do something. That’s why you would start a nongovernmental organization, or NGO. This handbook will guide you through the steps of starting and operating an NGO.

NGOs: A Long and Turbulent History

  • In contrast to conventional wisdom, international NGOs have a long and turbulent history, which has often placed these actors at the center of key transformations shaping international society over the last two centuries.

NGO Podcast

  • Engaging interviews with leaders in the global NGO community probe looming challenges, opportunities and best practices.

NGOs and Human Rights: Channels of Power

  • This thoughtful essay attempts to systematize NGO activity relating to human rights.

Protecting Human Rights: The Role of NGOs in Bangladesh

  • This article answers two questions about the role of NGOs in promoting human rights in Bangladesh: What do NGOs do? How do NGOs perform their actions? 

The Skoll Foundation

  • The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

The Top Ten Things You Should Know About NGOs

  • Ten basic facts about NGOs.

United for Human Rights

  • Many orgaZonizations around the world dedicate their efforts to protecting human rights and ending human rights abuses. These major human rights organizations maintain extensive websites documenting violations and calling for remedial action, both at a governmental and grass-roots level.

Water Need in Zokutu Community, Nigeria [VIDEO]

  • On the outskirts of Kuje Area Council in #Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, approximately 3000 people living in this community rely on a cave for all of their water supply – drinking, bathing and laundry.

What is an NGO? [Video]

  • What is an NGO and how should military and civilians act around an NGO’s operations? Created for CARE by Jake Simkin.

World Association of NGOs (WANGO)

  • An international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being. WANGO helps to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner, share, inspire, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity’s basic problems.

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