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A DSWD registration checklist

If your NGO is recognized as a social welfare development agency (SWDA), then you already know that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) requires NGOs like yours to register with them at one point.

While SEC registration is always necessary for an organization to operate, a DSWD registration means better credibility, especially at a time when so many fake NGOs have been exposed. You also need it when you apply for further accreditation with the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC). If you still have yet to make it into the registry, don’t worry: we present below a checklist for the requirements* to make your registration process easier.

  • An accomplished application form (Download here: http://goo.gl/173EHX)
  • Certified true copy of yourCertificate of SEC registration, articles of incorporation, and by-laws
  • Updated certification from the SEC or any regulatory government agency on the SWDA’s status of operation if the date of registration with the concerned regulator agency is more than 5 years prior to application
  • Profile of the governing board
  • Profile of employees
  • Work and financial plan (at least 2 succeeding years)
  • Manual of operations
  • Annual accomplishment report for the previous year
  • Audited financial statement for the previous year

Additional requirements for organizations operating in more than one region:

  • Certified true copy of the written agreement of partnership or cooperation between the agency and its partner to implement or take part of the implementation of the SWDAs

Additional requirements for organizations with satellite branch offices:

  • List of main and satellite/branch offices to include the contact persons/addresses, programs, and services being implemented

* per revised guidelines on A.O. 16 S. 2012

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