NGO Advisor announces the Top 500 NGOs WORLD 2017

NGO Advisor published an article announcing “Top 500 NGOs WORLD 2017.” The article reads as follows;

“The fifth edition of the Top 500 NGOs World was published December, 12 2016. Known as the Ivy League of the nonprofit world, the Top 500 ranks NGOs in order to showcase the best practices and newest ideas in the sector. The NGOs in this year’s ranking are more influential, more powerful, and more innovative than ever before. With 32 new entrants to the list, and thus 32 NGOs leaving the list, this edition reflects the broader evolution of the nonprofit sector as well as the issues faced by global civil society from the local level to the transnational level.


Facebook to enable NGOs to raise funds through its platform

RTE published an article titled, “Facebook to enable NGOs to raise funds through its platform.” The article reads as follows;

“Facebook is introducing new tools to enable non-profit organisations to raise funding through its platform.

The new system will be launched in Ireland, as well as four other European countries initially beginning at the end of September.

It will then be rolled out to a further 11 European countries in early October.

It is already up and running in the US where Facebook says it has been used to raise millions of dollars for charities.


MEPs hear NGOs on Brexit rights

EuroNews published an article and video titled, “MEPs hear NGOs on Brexit rights.” The article reads as follows;

“Brexit negotiations are supposed to be stepped up soon but a small number of ‘Remainers’ from ‘EUnites March for Europe’ were in Brussels on Tuesday, campaigning to keep the UK inside the EU.

Meanwhile, at the European Parliament, NGOs and immigration experts presented the concerns of the most affected citizens (the 3,2 million EU citizens in the UK and 1,2 million UK citizens in EU), namely rise in reports of discriminatory practices by entities such as job recruiting agencies, banks and landlords.



Emerging Europe published an article titled, “Why Hungary’s New NGO Law is Harmful for Business.” The article reads in part as follows;

The new non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) law in Hungary made international headlines; however, the crackdown on independent NGOs, trying to hold the government accountable, is not a new phenomenon in Hungary. The newly adopted law is about the transparency of foreign funded organisations. Despite its title, the law does not further transparency, but rather serves as a tool to stigmatise independent voices.


Framing of law to regulate NGOs under process: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Economic Times published an article titled, “Framing of law to regulate NGOs under process: Centre tells Supreme Court.” The article reads as follows;

“The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it was in the process of taking a final policy decision, including the framing of a law to regulate the activities of NGOs across the country.

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud considered the statement of Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Centre, and adjourned the matter for further hearing on August 21.


Top 100 NGOs

The Global Journal began publishing nonprofit rankings in 2012 with the Top 100 NGOs. After expanding the scope of the project to a Top 500 NGOs in 2015, the fourth edition picks up where the Journal left off on an all-new media platform, NGO Advisor. The 2016 edition intensifies this fascinating exploration of the global nonprofit sector with three Top 500 rankings: World, USA, and India. The scoring for the newest World edition is already underway, with the next international ranking of NGOs coming out on June 16, 2016. The other rankings arrive later in 2016.


Framing the Future of NGO Excellence: 2017 Annual Conference

The InsideNGO Annual Conference is an exclusive, members-only event. One of the largest gatherings worldwide of professionals in the international relief and development NGO community, this year’s event was one for the books! The 2017 Annual Conference provided more opportunities than ever to learn, network, and celebrate the important role that operations staff play in advancing the work of mission-driven NGOs.

At this year’s conference, LINGOs had a dedicated track featuring a great lineup of learning-focused sessions led by partners, members, and friends of LINGOs, open to all attendees. They also introduced a new “Global Learning Lab” where everyone could collaborate on innovative projects and capacity building tools. Our 2017 wrap up page is coming soon!


‘Change or die’: aid charities told to stop competing for funds or face extinction

The Guardian published an article titled, “‘Change or die’: aid charities told to stop competing for funds or face extinction.” The article reads as follows;

“Big aid charities must “change or die” over the next 15 years, according to a report that urges a major shift in focus and an end to rivalry.

The organisations must be prepared to challenge their vested interests and the growing competition for funds, and change their structures, or they will not survive, says the analysis by a consortium of institutions and aid groups.


EU Takes Legal Action Against Hungary on NGO Law

VOANews published an article titled, “EU Takes Legal Action Against Hungary on NGO Law.” The article reads in part as follows;

“The European Union launched legal action against Hungary on Thursday because of new rules governing civic groups that receive funds from abroad.

The European Commission said that the law approved by Hungary’s parliament in June could prevent nongovernmental organizations “from raising funds and would restrict their ability to carry out their work.”

The commission also took a new step in another infringement procedure against Hungary launched in April over amendments to the law on higher education that could force Budapest-based Central European University to close or leave Hungary.


Why grassroots activists should resist being ‘professionalised’ into an NGO

The Guardian published an article online titled, “Why grassroots activists should resist being ‘professionalised’ into an NGO.” The article reads in part as follows;

“Activists from the global south hear, far too often, from our donors that we should ‘learn how to become professional’ and ‘make NGO management efficient’. Let’s decode what that means.

Professional means ‘a person engaged or qualified in a profession’. Donors would like you to be a ‘professional’ activist and want to see you approaching human rights work as a profession.

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