The spread of infection affects the way an NGO operates as well. According to a recent survey of international non-government institutions
, only half of them have an efficient plan to support business continuity, while 32% lack this consideration. What is more, 15% confirmed that their plan was insufficient.
Now NGOs are postponing their events, including regular General Meetings required by an organization's charter, on which the members elect their governing body and approve its annual plans and activities. If it interrupts the normal functioning of an organization, it can exacerbate social problems, as communities this NGO helps will be left unsupported.
In our opinion, such events can be transferred online without the usual structure being altered. Collaboration and online conference services allow the previous governing body to present the results of the previous year, as well as giving new candidates the chance to introduce themselves and their programs. By implementing a secure and easy-to-use voting platform, they can choose options that the majority supports.