Membership of NFN is open to all NGOs that are legally registered, self-governed and politically non-partisan. The NGOs that are eligible for membership are the ones that are committed to the empowerment of poor and excluded communities, and are working transparently and accountably using democratic governance approaches and are not preaching religion.
National Convention NFN holds a National Convention every three years attended by democratically elected representatives from the 77 districts NGOs affiliated to NFN. The National Convention is the supreme body of NFN. The Convention, in addition to other functions, elects a new Executive Committee and amends the NFN Constitution as necessary.
NFN holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year. The AGM provides the overall direction for NFN’s work, approves the annual report of the Central Executive Committee and the audit report, and endorses NFN’s activities for another year. Executive Board The Executive Board is presently composed of 19 democratically elected members and oversees the development of NFN policies and the implementation of programmes. Board members serve voluntarily in their personal capacity for the organization. The Board also appoints the staff in the central secretariat and regional resource centers.
NFN has seven Province Committees in all seven provinces. Each committee is comprised of 7–9 members who are democratically elected from district representatives. The committees coordinate, cooperate and work as pressure groups for development initiatives, institutional capacity strengthening of province level organizations and district chapters. The committees also address issues of provincial importance and provide overall direction to and manage the provincial resource centres.
The NFN District Chapters function in all 77 districts. They coordinate and develop relationships with the government and development agencies at the local level. The District Chapters implement NFN programmes, report to the regional and central secretariat, and manage district programmes. The Chapters also provide membership to other local NGOs, and network and lobby for social change initiatives at the local level. Each Chapter consists of 7–11 democratically elected members.