R.5000 - NGO Competency Certificate

NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION COMPETENCY CERTIFICATION

Accountability of NGO’s those are non-profit structured to operate public benefits, has retained its importance as subject at discussion and analyze.

Generally, the factors that increase the accountability of NGO’s are;
➢    Rapid growing of NGO’s in themselves,
➢    Rapid increase of the quantity of NGO’s in countries,
➢    Increase of the quantity of organizations that provide financial support to this sector,
Increase of impact of NGO’s that shape public policies
➢    The increase of quantity of scandals caused by NGO which occur in front of public,
➢    As can be classified above.

For this reason management standards and code of ethics had been published locally by developing audit programs in many countries particularly U.S.A. Organization’s expectations to manage themselves to get funded domestically and internationally according to these local criteria.
The independent Audits are conducted to ensure that the audit standards (R.5000 NGO Competency Regulation) to be implemented and to increase the thoroughness and as a result of successful audit eligible NGOs are certified by conformity assessment body STAREGISTER International Inc. whose main office is in Chicago, USA.

Benefits of NGO Competency Regulation;
•    Provides a public reliance and creates a perception of greater responsibility,
•    Provides administrative, communicative and operational improvements,
•    Provides administrative and financial transparency,
•    Attracts the attention of financial organizations, benefactors 
•    Provides auto controlling of NGOs which operates freely and the shareholders.

 The NGOs who especially operate humanitarian activities are flexible and generally common in our country but their efficiencies are also low for the lack of experience, technical capacity and resources. These civil society actors provide basic services for minimal requirements to sustain the life of the community under their affect. Fundamentally it is forced to be conducted mostly by unexperienced citizens within the framework of good intentions instead of experienced managers. The development of this unprofessional approach and non-control of the activities at the beginning is an obstacle to the establishment of expected implementation capacity of NGOs. Strategic planning, monitoring of objectives, taking the processes under control are ensured by applying eligible management systems (R.5000 NGO Competency Regulation), at the same time many resources( human, financial) becomes possible to be effectively available.