Programme Details

NGO Administration

Course Code: MSW062

Course Title: NGO Administration

Total Credit: 2                                                                                                                       Total hrs: 45

Course Type: Open Elective


Course Description: The Non Governmental Organisations, due to their unique vision and outlook of a just, equitable and sustainable society have gained prominence as agents of social and economic change. This increasing recognition has also sharpened the demand for increased professionalism. This course provides training for students for effective NGO management.

Course Objectives:


  • Understand the role and challenges of NGOs in the development concerns of the community
  • Become familiar with Results-Based Management and learn the basics of project management
  • Learn about the process of internal assessments and the use of main criteria for external evaluations
  • Understand the selection process of marketing tools for fundraising and different criteria of donor agencies in supporting a project.
  • Become familiar with the principles of good communication and negotiations and learn the basics of team work and conflict resolution.
  • Gain insight into key criteria for successful human resource management and become familiar with good governance standards and codes


Course Learning Outcome: Students will improve understanding of the key concepts of NGO Administration, governance and best practices. They will sharpen practical skills in developing strategies for dealing with various aspects of NGO functioning. The course will enable students to develop grant proposals based on Logical Framework Approach and effective monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms to greater sustainability in Organisation. Students will understand the significance of Communication, Leadership Development and Human Resource Management in the context of NGO Administration.  





Unit 1

Concept, Functions and Establishment of NGO : NGOs – An Introduction, Concepts and Functions; Issues and Challenges in NGO Management, Development issues, Development indicators; Legal procedures for establishment of NGOs; Overview of Societies Registration Act, Indian Trust Act, Indian Company’s Act, FCRA, Memorandum of Association and Bye laws, Tax Reliefs under various Acts.


Unit 2

Results-Based Management (RBM) and Project Cycle Management (PCM): Introduction and concept of Results-Based Management, Results-Based Management in programme and project planning, The project cycle and Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework analysis.


Unit 3

Designing and Planning a Project: Identifying and analyzing problems, Deciding the overall strategy, Defining the response, Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Developing Grant Proposals. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Monitoring, Internal and External Evaluations, Tools for M&E.


Unit 4

Communication, Leadership Development and Human Resource Management: Communication: Principles of good communication, Successful negotiations; Leadership Development: Building and leading a team, Conflict resolution; Human Resource Management: Human resources policy, staffing and salaries, Staff development.


Unit 5

NGO Governance: Linking experience to Best Practice: Governance: Concepts, challenges, perspectives and ethical concerns; Good Governance standard codes and accountability; International Organisations, National and Regional organisations, Schemes for NGOs under various ministries of Government of India, NABARD and Human Rights Commission.


Essential Reading

Lewis, D. (2006). The Management of Non-Governmental Development Organizations. London: Routledge.

Padaki, V., & Vaz, M. (2005). Management Development in Non-Profit Organisations (A Programme for Governing Boards). New Delhi: Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd.

Pruthi, R. (2000). Manual of Ngo`s - How to Manage. New Delhi: Crest.

Srivastava, K. (2014). Voluntary Organisations and Social Welfare. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt.Ltd.

Recommended Reading

Helmut K. A. (2005), Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy, Routledge, London

Indian Council of Social Welfare (1964), Problems of Administration of Social Welfare Agencies-Seminar report, India International Centre.                          

Lewis, T. (2012). Financial Management Essentials: A Handbook for NGOs. Retrieved from

Pablo E. (2005), Introduction: The Key Issues Facing Nonprofit Groups in the Twenty-first Century,” in his Challenges for Nonprofits and Philanthropy: The Courage to Change, University Press of New England

Ravichandran, N. (2007). Sustainability of NGOs and Globalization. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.

Smillie, I., & Hailey, J. (2001). Managing for Change - Leadership, Strategy and Management in Asian NGOs. London: Eearthscan.

Staples, L. (2004). Roots to Power- A Manual for Grassroots Organising. Westport: Lee Staples.

Suresh, C., & Trollope, A. K. (2015). Non-Governmental Organisations. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.

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