PCNC certification ensures an NGO’s service excellence and accountability
PCNC for integrity and accountability of the Filipino NGO Sector
When it started operations in 1999, the original mission of PCNC was to be the pre-eminent certifying body of Philippine NGOs aspiring for “donee institution status” issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Starting 2009, or 10 years after, PCNC expanded its mission to improving the effectiveness of “Philippine NGOs so that they become increasingly accountable, credible and capable in providing services to those in need and to be instrumental in creating a culture of giving”.
For more focus and clarity, the purpose of PCNC was revised in 2019, to focus on ensuring integrity of the Philippine NGO sector and improvement of the reach, capability and effectiveness of certified organizations. It also emphasizes the fact that PCNC is not limited to organizational evaluation of certification applicants, but more so, it provides guidance to NGOs in identifying organizational strengths and areas for improvement and what mitigating actions could be taken to improve operations.
”PCNC requirements are rigid but gave us a better guide in managing our organization.Ms. Ampy ValeroBoard of Trustees, The Alvarez Foundation Philippines