"A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political particpation through provision of information. Some are organized around specific issues, such as human rights, environment or health. They provide analysis and expertise, serve as early warning mechanisms and help monitor and implement international agreements. Their relationship with offices and agencies of the United Nations system differs depending on their goals, their venue and the mandate of a particular institution"
Note that this page is not limited to the work of NGOs in Romania.
"The concept of “non-profit” has evolved far beyond traditional charity work to encompass myriad associations, foundations, coalitions, alliances, movements, and businesses that serve a diversity of objectives and engage in many ways with public and private institutions. Global_Geneva monitors the international non-profit community for ideas, values, and models that challenge normal approaches to policy, the market, and NGO activity. The Top 500 NGOs ranking is Global_Geneva’s monitoring tool" (Philosophy)
"DEFINITION OF NGOS." DEFINITION OF NGOS. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.