Types Of NGO & NPO: Charitable, Trust, Society, Indian NGOs, Service Oriented

Types of NGO & NPO: Charitable-oriented NGOs, Service Oriented, Participatory Oriented, Empowerment NGOs, Communal NGOs, City Wide NGOs, Nationwide NGOs, and International NGOs.

There are various types of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and NPOs (non-profit organizations) which shall be classified by orientation, Cooperation and Structure. The NGO and NPO organizational setup have alternative names like independent sector, volunteer sector, civil society, grassroots organizations, transnational social movement organizations, private voluntary organizations, self-help organizations and non-state actors. All types of NGOs and NPOs are operating for causes like social, economic, environmental, human rights and other valuable reasons. Now let us see the types.

Types of NGO by orientation:

1. Charitable oriented NGOs,
2. Service Oriented NGOs,
3. Participatory Oriented NGOs,
4. Empowerment-Oriented NGOs.

NGO types by Co-operation levels:

1. Communal based NGOs,
2. City Wide NGOs,
3. Nationwide NGOs,
4. International NGOs.

NGO Structural Types in India:

1. Trust
2. Society
3. Nonprofit Companies. ( Charitable Foundations including private & public)

The structure of the NGOs and NPOs in India varies by its nature and by-laws which represent the objects of the organization. A by-law or memorandum will be created during the establishment of the above structural type NGOs. The structural types of NGOs vary by the body of the organization with a minimum number of members, maximum number of members, filing of accounts, operation of an organization, area of operation, nature of an organization like revocable or non-revocable and several other structural elements.

To form a legal entity or to register an NGO, The difference between NGOs like Trust, Society and Nonprofit is Explained here.