Participation in all discussions is imperative to learning in this forum. You a

Participation in all discussions is imperative to learning in this forum. You are expected to participate in the discussions and make postings on a MINIMUM of two separate posting per week: Initial post to the discussion board is due by Wednesday at 11:59 PST. Initial post should be a minimum of 200 words. Your 2nd. and 3rd. discussion postings (peer posts) should be thoughtful responses to peers and are due by Sunday 11:59 PST. Peer posts must be made on separate days from one another. Peer posts must be a minimum of 150 words each.
A response to the initial questions below
Responses to at least two other students’ posts
Step 1
Prepare for posting.
Review the information presented in this lesson and your readings related to governmental organizations and NGOs. An Internet search using search terms such as “what is a NGO” may also be helpful.
Step 2
Post answers to prompts.
Respond to the following prompts. Include personal and practice-related experiences or observations to support your response:
Identify a population and a governmental organization and a NGO that serve that population.
Compare and contrast how the two organizations serve the selected population by considering the following questions:
What services are provided to the population by the organizations?
Who governs and works for the two different organizations?
How are the organizations funded?
How are the mission and goals of the governmental organization and the NGO the same in regard to this population? How are they different?
How do members of the population interact with the governmental organization as compared to the NGO?
Do you feel one type of organization (governmental versus NGO) is more important or valuable than the other? Why or why not?
Step 3
Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two other students.
Consider and comment on the postings of your classmates. What surprised you about how governmental organizations address populations versus how NGOs address populations? Support or debate other students’ posts regarding the importance and value of these organizations. Use a professional tone when interacting with peers.
Include citations and references with your discussion response.

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