Howard County Subject Guide: Non-Government Resources

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Non-governmental organization are non-for-profit groups that operate separately from local government while representing the interests of various portions of the community.  This can include:

  • Groups advocating for a particular demographic of the population
  • Groups organized around a specific local political agenda or event
  • Charitable services with a mission to serve or empower individuals or groups

You will often find that if there is strong interest in some event or aspect of the community, there will often be a group formed to promote and advocate for it.