Not-for-profit organizations and associations with activities overseas or international expansion and development plans often face numerous challenges while trying to successfully carryout the research or strategic purpose of their programs and projects abroad. Establishing activities and utilizing people resources in a foreign country, whether they are employees or contractors, require non-profit organizations to adapt commercial principles alongside the mission, often under cultural, legal, and environmental conditions very different from those at home. For example, many organizations have recently been instructed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that they must formally complete a local registration as an approved non-governmental organization (NGO) or non-profit organization (NPO) within the developing world countries they are operating in, if they are to carry out the required duties under the USAID grant in a legally compliant manner.
Compliance requirements and the operational structure necessary to adequately conduct activities abroad often result in organizations finding themselves exposed to high financial, compliance and reputational risks, as they struggle with local registration requirements, on the ground cash needs, and ongoing employment compliance in the home and host countries. Typically with few internal resources focused on these matters, there will be extensive needs for expertise in understanding the laws, regulations and business practices in each country.
High Street Partners can help with international non-profit expansion and development challenges through an extensive network of services, helping ensure proper compliance, and improve operational efficiencies so that you can focus on your research or strategic mission. With more than 300 clients in more than 100 countries, including many of the top research organizations in the world, our services are designed to simplify your activities and provide you with a trusted advisor you can turn to throughout the process. Here’s how we can help.
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