Ngotiator Foundation (Stichting Ngotiator) with registration number RSIN: 856438303 is a foundation created under Dutch law. Ngotiator was established by notarial deed on June 8th 2016 in order to directly and indirectly help people in humanitarian crises, by connecting (non-governmental) organizations and companies and by supporting the sharing of knowledge and the (co) creation of future projects.
The Board Members are:
- A. Van der Pol [president];
- J. Andringa [treasurer];
- M. Bodicker [secretary];
The Board shall have at least three members at all times. A decision can only be taken if approved by a Board majority. The Board Members, and thus the Foundation, operate independently from the donors and/or beneficiaries of the Foundation.
The Board Members are not entitled to a remuneration from the Foundation in respect to fulfilling his/her duty as a Board Member, except for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses incurred in fulfilling their obligations as a Board Member, provided these expenses are reasonable and non-excessive. They are also entitled to a non-excessive attendance fee.
Ngotiator aims to support victims of humanitarian crises by stimulating collaboration and co-creation between NGOs (non-governmental organizations), organizations, and companies. We offer our network, knowledge, experience, and financial support to large and small NGOs in order to provide structural change in the lives of people in crisis. At the same time, we strive to increase public awareness and understanding of the lives of those in crisis.
Ngotiator seeks to realize these objectives by:
– Creating and supporting initiatives that empower people in need and increasing their chances of a happy life.
– Sharing knowledge and engaging locals and refugees in our projects.
– Respecting and contributing to local economies and environments.
Ngotiator is a non-profit organization. It does not strive to make a profit with its charitable activities.
The resources of Ngotiator consist of gifts and donations, subsidies, bequests and legacies. We aim to spend a minimal amount of money on publicity, marketing, and/or (old-fashioned) fundraising. Instead, we focus on new ways of generating funding by offering products and services. We add value by making connections, sharing knowledge, and generating new partnerships.
The expenses of the foundation, including the expenses that will be made for fundraising, will be in reasonable proportion to the grants made in accordance with the purpose of the foundation.
The activities of Ngotiator are aimed at increasing the well-being of people that arrive in Europe from distressed areas in the world. Ngotiator focuses on initiating and supporting (creative) projects that give humanity back to people in crisis. In this regard, Ngotiator will export products from Lesbos to Europe in order to support the local Greek economy and will send its profits to long-term projects aimed at helping refugees. Ngotiator works to provide information and legal aid to people in need. It also supports the teaching of English lessons on the island of Lesbos.
Administrative and financial affairs
The treasurer/vice president administrates all income and expenditures. Both the chairperson and the treasurer of the Board should approve any payments for the respective year.
Financial statements are drawn up annually and are subject to the approval and the annual general meeting of the Board by votes. These financial statements are published on the website of the Foundation within six months after the end of the relevant financial year.
Our secretary will draw up the minutes of every Board meeting.
The Foundation will file a request with the Dutch Revenue Service to be qualified as a Public Benefit Organization (“Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling”).
The president of the Board will compose a report describing all carried out projects and related information each year. This report will be published on the website of the foundation every year.