NGOs and philanthropists were working separately to help the needy as a result the GOODNESS remained invisible. Although there were individual stories of Social Good to share but hopelessness still prevailed. Thus, Mr. Zafar Iqbal the founder, when saw people getting connected by social media more than any other medium was motivated to connect and build a platform to bring everyone together for GREATER GOOD. There were those who could be of service to humanity; there were those who needed help, and then there were those who could donate. Some needed work and the others wanted work done, some needed training and others knew how to train. In this scenario, he took the initiative voluntarily by creating a social media group named as “THE NGO WORLD” in 2009 and abbreviated it as “TNW”. This initiative started to network social entities like NGOs, Foundations, Associations, Philanthropists, Service Providers, Professionals, Development Activists and Social Workers.
“The aim was to share and interconnect all relevant information about the social sector and enhance the collaborations, ultimately resulting in value based social good for the communities in need. It was to make good work evident and the impact of that work becomes a visible one on the lives of the destitute people”.
Vision and hard work behind TNW have made it an active e-forum of NGOs/ Development professionals/Researchers and students who provide them opportunities to learn from each other’s experiences, share success stories, discuss issues, share information and resources so that activities of GOODNESS may be enhanced. TNW has achieved great repute and popularity over time. Thousands of professionals have availed beneficial opportunities and earned a wealth of knowledge from this social media networking platform.
he millstone of The NGO World Foundation (TNW Foundation) was laid down on 20th August 2010 by getting it registered as a non-political, non-profitable, non-sectarian and nongovernmental organization.
“TNW Foundation was established to launch humanitarian, the community felt and demand-driven initiatives for the poorest of the poor and marginalized population of its target areas”.
With the slogan “Live for Others”, TNW is working in various sectors of social well-being including Education, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation, Disaster Management, Economic Empowerment, Peace & Harmony, Disaster Response, Orphan & Widows Support and Capacity Development Programs. There are different innovative sustainable programs which can be replicated as a role model in changing the lives of poor and disadvantaged segments of the society.