In the United States, rules and regulations have been put in place for non-governmental organizations. These rules set requirements for the non-governmental organization, such as what they can do with profits and whether the organization is tax exempt. Charitable organizations such as religious groups and social welfare groups are some examples. These rules and regulations do not necessarily mean they apply to countries outside the United States. Each country has their own set of rules and regulations that non-governmental organizations are expected to follow. If you were to start your own non-governmental organization, it would be important to consider whether it would be local or international and what rules and regulations would apply. Consideration needs to be taken of whether the organization is located in your own country or another. As you begin your research on governing rules for non-governmental organizations, you will notice differences among American and international and non-governmental organizations.
To prepare for this Discussion, choose an American and international non-governmental organization.
By Day 3
a comparison of at least two rules governing America versus international non-governmental organizations.
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