A non-profit organization is known as an institution that does not share its surplus funds with owners and shareholders. Primarily, NPOs happen to be a charities, trade unions and public arts organizations. In most countries they are exempted from income and property tax. Below is given a list of the most popular NPOs of the world.
- Amnesty International: Also known as Amnesty it is an international non-governmental organisation. “It conducts research and generates action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.” It was founded in 1961 in London. AI Draws attention to human rights abuse and campaigns for compliance along with International laws and standards. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its “campaign against torture”, and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978
- National Rifle Association: It is an American non partisan non profit organization that takes responsibility to protect the Second Amendment of the United State Bill of Right and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety and the protection of hunting and self defense in America. It was founded in 1871 in New York by William Conant Church and George Wood Wingate as the American Rifle Association; its first President was former Senator and famous Civil War Union Army General Ambrose Burnside. The NRA organizes firearm safety training courses, as well as marksmanship events that feature shooting skills and sports.
- Red Cross: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with about and around 97 million volunteers around the Globe. The movement was started back in 1863 when it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland by Henry Dunant. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies seem like existing approximately in ever country. It has about 186 National Societies that are recognized by the Red Cross society.
- UNESCO: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a division of United Nations founded on 16th November 1945. Its sole purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights along with fundamental freedoms as proclaimed in the UN Charter. UNESCO has 193 Member States and seven Associate Members. It is based in Paris, with over 50 field offices and many specialized institutes and centers across the world. UNESCO follow its programs in five major areas; education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.
- World Wide Fund for Nature: It is an internationally funded non- governmental agency that works on issues and topics related to conservation, research and restoration of the environment. Earlier it was named as World Wildlife Fund. It has about 5 million followers globally working around in more than 90 countries and supporting about 1300 environment and conservation projects around the globe. Its mission is “to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment”. Presently it is focused towards three biomes forests, freshwater ecosystems and oceans and coasts. It is too concerned about endangered species, pollution and climate change.
- SOS Children’s Village: It is the largest orphan and abandoned children charity in the world and is been in operation since 1969. Presently, it is headed by CEO Heather Paul and has headquartered in Washington DC. The organization helps in creating awareness and creates support for SOS Villages around the world. The SOS Children Village provides many a good numbers of E-cards that can be used for proliferating works of SOS.