Transnational non-profit organizations are non-governmental organizations that transcend government’s boundary and have an international scope. They include organizations such as the World Organization of the Scout Movement and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Social capital is the collective benefits that accrue from people in a society pulling their resources together. These resources could be economic, infrastructure, natural, human, tangible or biological (Boyer, 1990). The civil society is the domestic sphere which excludes the government and business society.
Transitional non-profit organizations plays a huge role in ensuring the the social capital within the global civil society is increased.
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What is the role of transnational non-profit organizations in increasing social capital within global civil society?
The role that the transnational NGO’s plays in helping the civil society
In this paper, we look at the role that the transnational NGO’s plays in helping the civil society pull their resources together. The NGO therefore will be at the center stage of development through mobilization. Its roles will include:
- technical assistance and training
- providing unavailable resources
Mobilization role entails sensitizing the people of their problem and enlightening them on the importance of pulling their resources together to solve it. This will include natural and human resources that when combined together can make a considerable impact on their lives and increasing social capital.
- Technical assistance and training
Technical assistance and training will include providing technological assistance by bringing in new or upgraded technology (Hasenfeld, & Gidron, 2005). This will include increasing human resources by capacity building and training the civil society on new technology use and technical education for maintenance.
- Providing unavailable resources
NGOs assist in providing unavailable resources. These will include finances, technology, infrastructure, human capital and any other deficient resource. Provision of such resources will not only ensure the completion of a project but also ensure its sustainability. These resources combined with the locally available resources will make the resource bank more sufficient for the project execution (Fishman, & Schwarz, 1995).
The Transnational NGOs have played a larger role in increasing the social capital within the society. The resources have been pulled together and awareness created to the people so that they can be the beneficiaries of the activities that are implemented.
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