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The NFPA is a private, voluntary membership organization that "may be presumed to be acting primarily on * * * its own behalf," rather than in the public interest.
First, the NFPA is a private organization, not the government, and persuading a private organization to take steps that injure a rival is not equivalent to petitioning the government to take governmental action that injures a rival.
Private standard-making also "can be rife with opportunities for anticompetitive activity" (456 U.S. at 571), in part because the proceedings of such organizations are conducted in private and are not open to public scrutiny.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/1987/sg870329.txt   (5927 words)

 Texas Private Schools Voluntary Participation in TAAS
Prior to the development of the administrative procedures for testing private and home-school students, the TEA invited a group of private and home-school organizations to a meeting to discuss various issues related to the assessment.
Private schools participating in the spring 1997 assessment must provide to the commissioner of education the information contained in the TEC, §39.051(b), which is enclosed.
Private school students who plan to use their exit-level or end-of-course test results to meet the state testing requirements for graduation from a Texas public high school must be tested by either a Texas public school district or an education service center.
www.tea.state.tx.us /student.assessment/admin/private.html   (817 words)

 Foreign Assistance: Private Voluntary Organizations' Contributions and Limitations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Support for a greater PVO role in delivering assistance seems to stem from (1) general disappointment with the results of over 40 years of government-to-government assistance and (2) a perception that private organizations are better able to identify development needs and deliver help.
PVOs are "private" in that a portion of their resources comes from private sources and "voluntary" in that they receive voluntary contributions from the general public.
According to PVO representatives, volunteers are generally well received by the citizens of the developing country because they are viewed as experts who volunteer their time and are not perceived as having the political agendas sometimes associated with bilateral assistance or the profit motive of contractors.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /documents/gao/NSIAD/GAO-NSIAD-96-34.html   (10613 words)

 Private voluntary organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USAID defines private voluntary organizations as tax-exempt, non-profit organizations working in, or intending to become engaged in, international development activities.
These organizations receive some portion of their annual revenue from the private sector (demonstrating their private nature) and voluntary contributions of money, staff time, or in-kind support from the general public (demonstrating their voluntary nature).
NGOs typically include any private or nonprofit entity that is formed or organized independently from any national or local governmental entity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Private_voluntary_organization   (176 words)

 InterAction.org | About InterAction
Organizations shall substantiate, upon request that their application of funds is in accordance with donor intent or request.
Wherever the organization is composed of, or relies upon local, national, or international affiliates, the U.S. member should expect its affiliates to adhere to private voluntary organization principles within their governance and programs.
The public affirmation of the principles embodied in the PVO Standards through the annual compliance review process does not, in and of itself, create legal issues or liabilities; however, there could be legal consequences should agencies conduct themselves or their programs in ways that are at odds with established U.S., international, or local law.
www.interaction.org /pvostandards   (10460 words)

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Acknowledging and affirming the private sector’s role as a key stakeholder in the development of contraceptive markets, the meeting recommended that steps now be taken to encourage appropriate in-country dialogue and to set in motion a process to realize public-private partnerships.
The organizations had difficulty in bringing together pharmacy staff for training, and the strategy had to be changed to one-on-one training.
It is inefficient to have two organizations targeting the same market, particularly in a country with as much need as Pakistan; and Competition from untargeted government programmes affects the success of social marketing initiatives.
www.unfpa.org /upload/lib_pub_file/140_filename_privatesector99.doc   (7949 words)

 InterAction PVO standards
1.3 Each member organization shall adhere to those unique principles of governance, volunteer involvement, support from the private sector, fund raising, service, and programs which enable it to be accurately described as a private and voluntary organization.
The organization's activities shall be open and accessible to scrutiny by its donors, except for personnel matters and proprietary information.
Gender sensitization will be fully integrated into an organization’s human resource development program for staff at all levels to improve organizational effectiveness and to promote non-discriminatory working relationships and respect for diversity in work and management styles.
www.avagara.com /nonprof/accountability/reference/99080301.htm   (3005 words)

APPLICATION OF 18 U.S.C. Under 18 U.S.C. § 208, a federal employee may serve as a member of the board of a private voluntary standards organization to the extent necessary to permit participation in his or her official capacity in the organization's standard-setting activities.
In an earlier opinion, we observed that when an employee is acting in his or her official capacity as a director or officer of an outside entity, the work for that entity necessarily entails official action affecting the entity's financial interests.
Congress itself has resolved the possible conflict between duties to the organization and duties to the United States, at least to the extent that the criminal prohibition may be at issue.
www.usdoj.gov /olc/standardsorg.htm   (738 words)

 PVO/University Center
The Center, a nonprofit organization staffed and managed by the Office of International Programs and Services (IPS) of Western Carolina University through a contract with the Center's Governing Board, is a growing network currently comprised of 18 universities and 15 PVOs.
Included are large and small PVOs, sectarian and non-sectarian groups, and organizations that have regional/country specific focus as well as those whose programs are global in scope.
The Board is comprised of representatives of PVOs and universities, usually chief executive officers, presidents and chancellors, and directors of international programs with many years of experience in the planning and management of development activities.
www.wcu.edu /UnivPVO   (6075 words)

 Fuel Cells to Power Remote Satellite Phones
Arlington - October 25, 1999 - VITA, the world's first private voluntary organization to apply advanced microelectronics and space technology to the dissemination of technical information for development and humanitarian purposes, will demonstrate a variety of communications technologies powered by fuel cells at their Board of Directors Fall meeting, Monday, October 25th.
The organization's arsenal of communications technologies includes low-earth orbiting satellites as well as a variety of wireless systems with an emphasis on rural applications.
VITA is a not-for-profit private volunteer organization that has provided technical information to requesters in developing countries for 40 years through its volunteer-based Inquiry Service.
www.spacedaily.com /news/constellation-99d.html   (473 words)

 America ’s Development Foundation (ADF) -- Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
ADF’s overall approach is based on the belief that a strong civil society, comprising a diversity of autonomous economic, political, social and cultural institutions, provides the indispensable foundation of a sustainable democracy.
ADF is a registered private voluntary organization (PVO) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
It is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
www.adfusa.org /home.htm   (263 words)

 Global Reproductive Health Forum: Research Library: Maternal Health: Professional Organizations and Associations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization which provides information and support to women and men who want to be actively involved in planning and experiencing birth.
The International Childbirth Education Association is an organization of over 8,000 members from 42 countries that unites those who believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.
Its objectives are to advance education in midwifery, and spread knowledge of the art and science of midwifery, with the aim of improving the standard of care provided to mothers and babies and the family, throughout the countries of the world.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /Organizations/healthnet/maternal/topic07.html   (289 words)

To provide an organization to encourage and aid American citizens in the contribution of their efforts, services, and resources in the development of aviation and in the maintenance of aerospace supremacy.
To provide an organization to encourage and develop, by example, the voluntary contribution of private citizens to the public welfare.
To provide an organization of private citizens with adequate facilities to assist in meeting local and national emergencies.
level2.cap.gov /visitors/organization   (257 words)

 NGOWEB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit group or association that acts outside of institutionalized political structures and pursues matters of interest to its members by lobbying, persuasion, or direct action.
The phrase "non-governmental organization" came into use with the establishment of the United Nations in 1945 with provisions in Article 71 of Chapter 10 of the United Nations Charter [1] for a consultative role for organizations that neither are governments nor member states – se e Consultative Status.
Now, such a body might in fact be a nongovernmental organization-- for example, the United States is represented in ISO by the American National Standards Institute, which is independent of the federal government.
www.ngoweb.com   (2183 words)

 United Lithuanian Relief Fund of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
To promote, foster, organize, and establish aid or assistance for hospitals, orphanages, homeless shelters, and to foster care for the indigent and the aged.
The United Lithuanian Relief Fund of America, Inc. (Balfas) is a Relief and Aid Organization with National Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois which has 35 Chapters throughout various States in the United States.
The United Lithuanian Relief Organization (Balfas) is governed by its Constitution and By-laws, and State of Illinois Corporation Laws.
members.aol.com /__121b_NOrZCEh6P6HxXRY1HYMMprkDCEA26eTf   (471 words)

 US CODE: Title 7,1723. Generation and use of currencies by private voluntary organizations and cooperatives
Generation and use of currencies by private voluntary organizations and cooperatives
In carrying out agreements of the type referred to in subsection (a) of this section, the Administrator shall permit private voluntary organizations and cooperatives to sell, 1
Proceeds generated from any partial or full sale or barter of commodities by a private voluntary organization or cooperative under a non-emergency food assistance agreement under this subchapter may—
straylight.law.cornell.edu /uscode/7/1723.html   (249 words)

 Links to Contract and Private Sector Job Openings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
U.S. nonprofit private voluntary organization (PVO) established in 1980 dedicated to the international development of democracy.
We envision a world in which women and girls are able to fulfill their dreams free from the constraints of poverty and inequality and their full worth is realized and valued.
Pan American Health Organization - "The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.
www.state.gov /m/dghr/flo/42158.htm   (1437 words)

 USAID PVC-ASHA: Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) Registration Guidance
U.S. and international private voluntary organizations (PVOs) wishing to become eligible for assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and that meet USAID's definition of a PVO, must register with USAID (see Conditions of Registration).
USAID may partner with a variety of organizations that do not meet this definition-such as churches, synagogues, mosques or other similar religiously affiliated institutions; universities; private foundations; and hospitals.
In the absence of registration, Missions are encouraged to ensure that any local organization receiving funding from USAID is able to manage the funds, and has financial control systems in place to do so.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/cross-cutting_programs/private_voluntary_cooperation/reg.html   (343 words)

It is a private, voluntary, nonprofit organization with a membership of over 40,000 physicians.
The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in women's healthcare education.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a voluntary, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine and biology.
www.yasmin-us.com /resourcelibrary_3.htm   (167 words)

that gain at least a portion of their funding from private sources.
Here is a listing of some of the different categories of NGO and specific organizations that work with each, as well as some descriptions.
Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States.
www.sdstate.edu /globalstudies/ngo.htm   (678 words)

 Korean American Sharing Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Washington, D.C., December 30 (KASM): The Korean American Sharing Movement (KASM), a 10-month old grassroots, private voluntary organization established for the purpose of international and domestic relief and development, has sent food, medicines and fertilizer to civilians in impacted areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the humanitarian basis only.
The KASM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, private voluntary organization.
The Korean American Sharing Movement (KASM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, private voluntary organization with programs in both international and domestic relief and development.
www.kimsoft.com /1997/kasm9801.htm   (731 words)

 Institutional Effectiveness
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a private, nonprofit voluntary organization based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Commission on Colleges, an entity within the SACS organization, accredits degree-granting higher education institutions based on core requirements, comprehensive standards, and additional federal requirements.
Many programs also can be reviewed and accredited by organizations in specific educational or disciplinary areas.
www.usm.edu /ie   (175 words)

 Africare – A leading nonprofit organization, specializing in aid to Africa
The organizations' leaders issued "The Baltimore Declaration: Africa in Crisis," which stated, in part: "Today, we launch a global campaign to assist more than 34 million people who face the very real risk of death by starvation.
We appeal to governments, citizens' groups, private voluntary organizations, religious institutions and individual citizens to recognize the enormity of the crisis confronting Africa and to join in a massive and urgent response."
In a major new initiative, Africare is working jointly with the Ministry of Health and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Benin to strengthen HIV/AIDS policies at the central level and to improve outreach to three provinces.
www.africare.org /news/newsletter/spring2003.html   (4668 words)

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Five leading children’s charities have raised the bar for their community of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) by inviting a third-party audit of their compliance with established governance and program standards.
The five organizations — Children International, Christian Children’s Fund, Plan USA, Save the Children and World Vision — are all members of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations.
In order to be credible and effective, it is vital that both the alliance and its individual members work to earn and preserve the public trust and demonstrate accountability.
www.christianchildrensfund.org /content.aspx?id=1072   (469 words)

 Ministry of Commerce, Science and Technology
The National Consumers League is a non-political, non-Governmental registered private voluntary organization.
The National Consumers’ League is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and non-denominational organization.
Over the years, the Executive has functioned as a group, although at times independently of each other, but always with a united from to the public.
www.mct.gov.jm /national_cons_league.htm   (231 words)

 Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
The Association's Research Center is a top ranked center for studies and the presentation of practical proposals for change.
The Association also has a Volunteer Center which has been running for over 85 years (the oldest in Argentina) and which gives legal advise to low income persons thus guarantying, as far as possible, their access to Justice.
This organization has informed us they are qualified to receive tax deductible contributions.
www.wecaretoo.com /Organizations/ARG/cacba.html   (163 words)

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The term non-governmental organization (NGO) is used in a variety of ways all over the world and, depending on the context in which it is used, can refer to many different types of organizations.
In its broadest sense, a non-governmental organization is one that is not directly part of the structure of government.
GONGOs are government-operated NGOs, which may have been set up by governments to look like NGOs in order to qualify for outside aid or promote the interests of the government in question;
www.gamecheatz.net /games.php?title=NGO   (3005 words)

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