If you are looking for a job in NGO Management. Here we have listed all the most asked Interview questions on NGO Management, which can help you to ace the job interview.

Q.1 What is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)?
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, voluntary citizens' group, which is organized on a local, national or international level to address issues in support of the public good.
Q.2 What are the duties of non-governmental organization (NGO)?

NGOs help deliver services, enrich the democratic process, and provide basic and often crucial assistance, services, and supplies to those in need. NGOs promote economic growth, human rights, and social progress.

Q.3 What are the acts that should be referred to registered an NGO?

1. Societies Registration Act (In society, a minimum of seven members are required to be the members),

2. Indian Trusts Act (In Charitable Trust at least two people are required, there is no limit of maximum members)

Q.4 What are the types of NGOs?

NGO type by the level of co-operation can be grouped into

  • Community- Based Organisation,
  • City Wide Organisation,
  • National NGOs
  • International NGOs.
Q.5 List some characteristics of a non-governmental organizations?

1. Voluntarily formed

2. independent of government

3. They are not for private profit or gain

4. Their principal is to improve the circumstances and prospects of disadvantaged poor needy people.

Q.6 How do NGOs get funding?
Funding sources include membership dues, the sale of goods and services, private sector for-profit companies, philanthropic foundations, grants from local, state and federal agencies, and private donations.
Q.7 Who is the founder of non governmental organization?
NGOs were formed under the influence of the ideals of Gandhiji. A few of them are Sewa, Eklavya, Disha etc., which were instituted in Gujarat and some others might have been formed in other states also.
Q.8 What was the first non governmental organization?
The Anti-Slavery Society, formed in 1839, is most likely the first international NGO.
Q.9 What are the Documents required for the Trust Registration?

1. Personal details of the Trustee such as the Name, age, residential address Contact number etc.

2. Address proof such as Voter Id, Driving license or passport of the Trustee and the settlers.

3. Ownership proof of the property such as Electricity Bill or House Tax receipt.

Q.10 What are the benefits of registering an NGO in India?

1. The benefit of registering an NGO is that it gives it a legal status and the NGO becomes accountable for all the received funds.

2. The benefit of registering an organization as an NGO strengthens the social, legal and ethical norms of the society.

3. The basic prerequisite for the administration of an NGO is to have a bank account in its name. For the purpose of opening a bank account, it is obligatory to be registered as a Society, Trust or Section 8 Company.

4. The benefit of registering as an NGO is that it can seek tax exemption from the Authority of Income Tax.

Q.11 State the Section 80G?
As per 80G, you can deduct your donations to Central and State Relief Funds, NGOs and other charitable institutions from your total income to arrive at your taxable income.
Q.12 What is the Meaning Of Charitable Purpose?
Section 2(15) of the Income-tax Act stated that charitable purpose for the purpose of the Act and includes relief of the poor education, medical relief and the advancement of any other object of general public utility.
Q.13 What are the documents required to form a society?

1. PAN Card.

2. Residence Proof.

3. Memorandum of Association.

4. Rules and Regulations of the Society.

5. Covering Letter.

6. Proof of Address.

7. List of all Members. 8. Declaration.

Q.14 What should a declaration of trust include?
The amount each party has hand out to the deposit on the property. The amount each party will hand out to the mortgage repayments and other outgoings. The percentage of the property each party will ultimately own.
Q.15 Who keeps the Declaration of Trust?
A declaration of trust is an important document in which 'trustees' are appointed to hold property for 'beneficiaries'.
Q.16 What is registration?
Registration is the process of recording a document with an assigned officer and to keep it as public record.
Q.17 What is the Indian Registration Act?
An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to the Registration of Documents.
Q.18 What is the purpose of Indian Registration Act?
The main purpose of this Act is to generate revenue for the Indian government.
Q.19 What are the Contents of The Memorandum of Association?
A memorandum of association consists a name clause, registered office clause, object, objects clause, liability clause, capital clause, and association clause.
Q.20 What is the purpose of AoA?
The Articles of Association (AoA) is a document that defines the purpose of a company and specifies the regulations for its operations.
Q.21 What is MoA?
A Memorandum of Association (MoA) is a legal document prepared during the formation and registration process of a company to define its relationship with shareholders.
Q.22 What are the 3 rules of accounting?

1. Debit what comes in, Credit what goes out.

2. Debit the Receiver, credit the giver

. 3. Debit all expenses Credit all income.

Q.23 What are accounting rules?
Accounting rules are statements that establishes guidance on how to record transactions.
Q.24 What do you understand by Budgeting?
Budgeting is the process of formation of a plan to spend your money. This spending plan is called a budget.
Q.25 What are the 3 types of budgets?

Budgets are classified into three categories:

  • balanced budget,
  • surplus budget
  • deficit budget.
Q.26 What is the importance of Budgeting?
Budgeting is important because it helps you control your expenses, track your expenses, and save more money. Moreover, budgeting can help you make better financial decisions, prepare for emergencies, get out of debt, and stay focused on your long-term financial goals.
Q.27 What do you know about Resource Mobilization?
Resource mobilization refers to all activities involved in securing new and additional resources for your organization.
Q.28 What are the 4 P's of Social Marketing?
The 4 Ps of marketing are place, price, product, and promotion.
Q.29 What is Social marketing?
Social marketing is defined as an approach used to develop activities focused at changing or maintaining people's behaviour for the benefit of individuals and society as a whole.
Q.30 What is a commercial marketing?
Commercial marketing is a collection of activities run out by a commercial enterprise designed to motivate others to behave in ways that will maximize value for the owners of the enterprise over the long run.
Q.31 List some Challenges for NGO Society?
1. Lack of Funds. 2. No Strategic Planning. 3. Absence of networking. 4. Lack of maintenance.
Q.32 What does Project Cost Management include?
Project Cost Management includes the processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing, and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.
Q.33 What is Project Management?
Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints.
Q.34 What is Partnership Management?
Partnership management is the process of following up on and maintaining effective, productive, and harmonious relationships with partners.
Q.35 What are the 4 types of partnership?

1. General partnership.

2. Limited partnership.

3. Limited liability partnership.

4. Limited liability limited partnership.

Q.36 What are the Principle of Effective Partnerships?

1. Communication.

2. Professional Competence.

3. Respect.

4. Commitment.

5. Equality.

6. Advocacy.

7. Trust.

Q.37 How will you cultivate your partnership?
1. Find an 'Energetic Fit'. 2. Complement Strengths. 3. Keep Communicating, and Let the Partnership Evolve. 4. Learn from Each Other. 5. Interact as Human Beings.
Q.38 What is Community Capacity?
Community capacity is the interconnection of human, organizational, and social capital existing within a given community that can be influenced to solve collective problems and improve or maintain the well-being of a given community.
Q.39 What are the 3 types of advocacy?

There are three types of advocacy -

  • self-advocacy,
  • individual advocacy
  • systems advocacy.
Q.40 List the 5 principles of advocacy?
  • Clarity of purpose,
  • Safeguard,
  • Confidentiality,
  • Equality and diversity,
  • Empowerment and putting people first are the principles of advocacy.
Q.41 What do you understand by Liaisoning?
Liaisoning is a means of communication between different groups or units of an organization, especially in the armed forces.
Q.42 Which section of Income-Tax Act, 1961 deals with income from property held for charitable or religious purposes?
Section 11 of Income Tax Act, 1961 deals with income from property held for charitable or religious purposes.
Q.43 What is the maximum time duration application for registration for income tax exemption, from the date of creation of the NGO?
The maximum time duration application for registration for income tax exemption, from the date of creation of the NGO is one year
Q.44 Which factor limit the attractiveness of foreign funding?
Here are some of the factor limit the attractiveness of foreign funding.
1. Changes with political considerations in the donors home country
2. International aid comes as a project
3. International aid does not build up support for NGOs within their own country.
Q.45 What is the first step in process for systematic capacity building?
The first step is to engage stakeholders on capacity development.
Q.46 Who developed the Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs?
WANGO. International organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being.
Q.47 Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
The interviewer by asking a candidate about their future plans helps to give insight to their vision for the future and their ties to the organization. This helps the interviewer understand whether the candidate see this position as a job /a career or not.
Q.48 What are the key values do you implement in your personal life?
Interview questions allows the candidate to share about their values and opinions. What is important to know if a candidate’s values align with the organization.
Q.49 Why do you want to work for a non-profit organization?
This is truly a make-a-wish interview question as this gives the best opportunity to express yourself and establish your trust. Very often employees work at non-profit organizations as they love what the organization stands for and offers. Sample Answer - Non-profit organizations are value-based and mission-driven that motivates me and helps fulfil my aspirations.
Q.50 Share an experience of a professional failure that you have experienced and what did you learn from it?
Clearly everyone fails at some point or another. As a suitable candidate you must answer this question with dignity and state an example where they learned from a mistake. You must not be ashamed to share your failures but stress on what you learnt from it.
Q.51 What are some accomplishments you have achieved that you can apply to this position?
The focus of the interviewer is to ask the candidate about their successes and the learning from the challenges they have overcome. Here the interviewer wants to learn whether the applicant have experience in implementing successful programs. This helps provides insight on the candidate’s past experiences.
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