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Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs,are nonprofit organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments) that try to improve the lives of other people through humanitarian, educational, healthcare, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other activism and services.They are thus a subgroup of all organizations founded by citizens, which include clubs and other associations that provide services, benefits, and premises only to members. Sometimes the term is used as a synonym of “civil society organization” to refer to any association founded by citizens,but this is not how the term is normally used in the media or everyday language, as recorded by major dictionaries.
The explanation of the term by NGO.org (the non-governmental organizations associated with the United Nations) is ambivalent. It first says an NGO is any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national or international level, but then goes on to restrict the meaning in the sense used by most English speakers and the media: Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political particpation through provision of information