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1 The role and importance of Non-Profit Organizations Nicoleta Ciucescu, ”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania Abstract In a complex and challenging background of the whole country, and the NGO sector also, the non-profit organizations are established with the aim of providing public services to communities where they operate, making them as an intermediary between citizens and authorities. In any democratic society these organizations are meant to serve different types of needs and interests of the community, from both a strategic perspective and ethics, that those which are not covered by other categories of institutions and organizations, mean time providing a framework for civic participation, where citizens may participate to the public life. Keywords institutions, interests, public life, flexibility, public services Introduction In the last years the NGOs in Romania have regained their identity and had a major impact on the modernization of society. They have created, defined and promoted a self-image, forming a group and also having a place and a role in the Romanian civil society. Thus, NGOs have recently taken over, amid a crisis of state resources, functions and roles which in the past were the exclusive power of government, becoming a very important factor in promoting the values of democracy and the new relationships established between state and society. NGOs are characterized by functional dynamics of methods because their running is directly influenced by the community needs and the specific ways of interacting with the civil society. The Role Of Non-Profit Organizations In Today’s Society Regardless of how NGOs are called - "non-commercial organizations", "non-profit organizations", "NGOs", "associative commercial sector, "civil society", "the third sector", "non- profit association", "organizations without lucrative purpose" etc. - all have a single definition. They are willing parties, in their own right, established by the free will of the citizens who are associated on common career interests and/or other interests aiming to achieve shared civil, economic, social and cultural rights and not obtaining profits. The mobility of non-governmental organizations mirrors the community capacity to respond rapidly to its needs. NGOs direct to the community the resources that the government does not have or can not collect. Also, the lines of actions analysis of nongovernmental organizations may be relevant for the problems solving by the public administration. The NGOs play an important role in highlighting issues that might pass unnoticed by the public authorities and in
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Studies and Scientfc Researches Economic Editon, no. 14, 2009 helping them to solve problems by using their human resources, local data and their organizational capacity, even monitoring their activities.
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