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Start a Non-Profit or NGO in Ghana

How to Start a Non-Profit or NGO in Ghana

Below you’ll find the full link to download the free guide to starting an NGO or non-profit in Ghana.

A short excerpt from the guide:


If your vision is “to help impoverished communities in Ghana become economically independent and environmentally sustainable,” then addressing this vision becomes the mission of your NGO.

In other words, the mission is the “how” of your NGO. How you will get it done—in a few short sentences. The mission consists of specific goals.

For example, the G-lish Foundation’s mission statement is:

“To help impoverished communities develop sustainable sources of income and establish practices that will regenerate the local environment for current and future generations”.

We also express this in a “tag line”: Income generation, re-generation, next generation.

Income generation refers to the projects we are developing to create sources of income, re-generation refers to the environmental work we are doing to “re-generate” the environment in the communities where we are working on income generation, and next generation refers to our work with the youth in the target communities and the future and the legacy we aim to leave.

Notice the emphasis on generation, hence “G” lish, a simple term incorporating our key vision and also nicely branding our

organization—a bonus and point we planned for months before. (It’s also kind of cool that our names are Godwin and Gayle

in Ghana).

Your NGO’s mission statement will serve as a guide for the direction of your organization. It will also clearly explain your focus to donors and the general community. Basically, it’s the steering wheel of your organization. You wouldn’t drive a car without a steering wheel (we hope), and you probably best not drive an NGO without a vision and mission.

The full guide covers vision, mission, developing goals and objectives, all useful for starting a non-profit or NGO anywhere, setting up a board of directors, drafting a constitution and registering the organisation in Ghana.

Right click and press “save as” and choose a place (eg. Desktop) to save the file: HOW-TO-START-A-Non-Profit-NGO-IN-GHANA. Once it’s saved you can click on the file on your desktop (or wherever you chose to save it) and it will open automatically with Adobe Reader. Alternatively, try clicking the link and it may open in a separate window or tab, depending on your browser settings.

Feel free to send the guide to anyone who might need it or is on their own mission to start an NGO or non-profit anywhere in the world.

Incidentally, the featured post image is by Ronel van Heerden. You might want to check out the link as, besides gorgeous design, they also provide succinct definitions of what is an NGO. It’s quite cool!

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