Lets have a real analysis about NGO Registration. Some people are thinking that without a base monetary resource if they do just NGO Registration then they can attain their goals and vision. Its a truth some people are registering ngo with a nice mood and several wound up or even left it in middle.

In case if you are an Individual or a group of 2 to 7 members, Before registering NGO just think over what is your actual monetary strength, and immovable assets to manage and maintain the NGO, though you have ocean wide mind to give others. If you are doing NGO Registration only with the mindset of getting grants and donation from external sources, then the sustainability of such NGO is a question mark.

If you are a company and if you are sure that your company shall allot a portion of fund to charity regularly, then you can register a NGO with the better planning about its sustainability.

In India, several registered NGOs are only in the paper form and only 65% of NGOs are really working for the society. Some NGOs formed with a rocket speed and when they fail to get the project funds from Government schemes or contributions from local and outside countries, they got held up and even they forget about their own NGO. The legal entity and eligibility of such organizations are also a reason for the same.

Instead of searching for easy possibilities towards formation of NGO, better analysis about what is the actual requirement for NGO Registration and what is the strength to form, how to manage and how to maintain such NGO is much important.

NGO Registration | Formation of Nonprofit:

Now let us look about the difference between NGO Types. That is difference between trust, society, foundation and nonprofit company. Before formation of a nonprofit or NGO, learn the difference between types of organizations in India. After your best analysis you shall know how you can form a nonprofit organization with a perfect NGO Registration.

This page is only for ideological purpose and for knowledge learning. Its a best practice to consult with your Lawyer, Auditor and professional towards NGO Registration.

Please be clear before starting a social organization. Several NGO organizations are sleeping only with certifications. If you do not have solid financial resource to run your organization, please don't jump in NGO Registration, only with your desires and willingness to do for the society and public. Instead, You shall join with other organizations to dedicated your social service mind.

Differencial factors



Nonprofit Company
Basic Document
  Trust Deed - which contains objects of the trust (bye-law)
Memorandum of Association
Articles of Association with rules & regulations.
Memorandum of Association
Articles of Association
     Formation   Very Easy   Simple   Little Hard
Deputy Registrar / Charity Commisioner Registrar of Societies -
For Maharastra Charity Commissioner

Registrar of Comapnies

Legislation / Statute
Relavent state Trust Act - Bompany Public Trust Act 1950 Societies Registration Act 1860 Indian Companies Act 1956
       Objects Social benefits & Charitable Literary, Charitable, Scientific and resource oriented   Nonprofit Activities
     Re-ammendment or    
     Modification of Objects
  Alteration can be undertaken only by the Founder or settler.
If the founder deceased alteration of objects is impossible

Legal Procedures

Legal Procedures
Required Members
     Minimum = 2
     Maximum = No limit
      Minimum = 7
     Maximum = No limit
      Minimum = 7
     Maximum = No limit

As Trust with the Registrar.
As Society with Society Registrar - Both as a society and a trust in some states like Maharastra. As per Companies Act
under Section 25

Stamp Duty
4% of Trust property Value will be executed in non judicial stamp paper with the registrar No stamp paper required for Memorandum of association, and rules and regulations. No Stamp paper required for Memorandum of association and articles of association.


Very easy to choose

Very easy to choose
Prior approval required from Registrar of Companies.

Management Board


Governing Body
Board of Directors &  Management committee
Succession in Management By Election By Election By Appointment


No provisions
Annual Meeting As per Law. Governing Body meeting as per the rules of Society. Quite Extensive as per the provision of Company Law
Legal Status Limited Legal Status Limited Legal Status Full Legal Status
Statutory Regulations Nominal Limited Maturable - Exhaustive
Membership Transfer Impossible Impossible Free or Control as per desire.

Member Admission

Not applicable

Governing Body Control
General Body or Board Control through issue of Capital.
Dissolution or Take over by State Possible Possible Very risky and difficult
Payment to Members As notified in Trust deed Not restricted As approved by Company & State.

Post your NGO PROFILE, which may help others to know about your Organization. Any Non Governmental organization from any country shall post their profile which is 100% free.

You shall post your Organization Video Links, You shall upload your Organization Project files and Much More. This NGO SEEK also helps the NGOs to find Volunteers, Donors, Sponsors and other needy for their NGO Projects.

Useful books for TRUST formation and Management

Formation & Management Of A Trust by Nabhi's

Formation and Management of Charitable and Religious Trust Educational and Medical Institution under Income Tax Law by Universal Law Publishing co

All About Charitable Trusts - Formation, Registration, Management & Taxation of CHARITABLE & RELIGIOUS TRUSTS (With Free CD) by CA Virendra K. Pamecha , CA Rakesh Nahar

Formation and Management of a TRUST along with Tax Planning by Nabhi Publication

Useful books for Society formation and Management

Formation and Management of Societies (Telugu) by Pendyala Satyanarayana

Formation & Managements Of A Society by Nabhi

Formation & Management of a SOCIETY by Nabhi New

Formation and Management of Societies by Y. Kameshwara Rao

Formation and Management of a Co-operative Society alongwith Multi State Co-operative societies Act & Rules by Nabhi Board Of Editors

Useful books for NGO fundraising

Funding of NGOs: How to Manage by Mahaveer & Sons

Taxation of Trusts & NGOs by Taxmann

How to Start & Promote NGOs & NPOs in India Starting, Management & Funding of NGOs /NPOs Covering Schemes of the Ministries of Government of India by Xcess Infostore Pvt. Ltd.

Nonprofit: Starting a Charity - How To Successfully Change Lives, Give Aid & Build a Community (Contribution, Not For Profit, Fundraising, Startup, Donation, Volunteering, NGO Book 1)

Fundraising: 10 Tips to Raise Money for Ngos, Small Business and Non-profits

NonProfit Crowdfunding Explained: Online Fundraising Hacks to Raise More for Your NonProfit

Fundraising Techniques and Financial Assistance to NGO by Anmol Publisher

Guide To Fundraising and Public Relations For NGOs and Non Profit Organisations by CSIM

Post your NGO PROFILE, which may help others to know about your Trust, Society, Foundation and other nonprofit organisation.

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