What does "NGO" stand for?
NGO stands for "non-governmental organization," which is an organization that is not run for profit (like businesses). They are usually run for the public good, and may involve things like healthcare, education, charity, human rights, climate change, reducing poverty, and so on. Ex: Some influential NGOs include International Rescue Committee, PATH, and OXFAM. Ex: I recently started volunteering at a human rights NGO.
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