NGO’s are basically a non-profit organization which is incorporated with an objective to support under privileged section of the society and work for advancement of different issues like social, cultural, legal, environmental, art, science etc. As the name Non-Government Organization suggests they are operated by citizens on voluntary initiatives without any kind of interference from central or state governments
What distinguishes a non-government organization from any other organization is the objective with which it is established. The main objective of every organization is that profit making as it ensures smooth functioning and future growth. However, NGO registration is done with only one objective i.e. to help others. The sector it works in might differ but the ultimate objective and inherent desireof supporting the under privileged, social welfare is always there and works as a driving force. This can be done through many ways like education, trade, art, skill development, cultural promotion etc. While starting a non-profit organization one must clearly define a clear vision for which it is established and will be operated. Along with clarity regarding organizational goals they must also define the beneficiary. Beneficiary can either be public in general or a set of people.
If you are willing to establish a non-profit organization for the working with an objective of betterment ar advancement of any particular section of the society it is recommended to first get NGO Registration done. As NGO registration provides a legal entity to the organization which makes it more credible in the eyes of law and contributors. In India one can go for NGO registration in three legally possible ways; Trust registration, society registration or Section 8 Company registration.