Solutions to broad challenges often start with small actions, and when confronted with a social need or problem, one of the ways you may consider taking action is by starting your own nongovernmental organization.
But launching an NGO is by no means an easy endeavor, and you’ll need more than good intentions to make it work. It’s a long journey requiring strong vision, thorough research and long-term commitment.
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Manola De Vos is a development analyst for Devex. Based in Manila, she contributes to the Development Insider and Money Matters newsletters. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the European Union.