They are global, regional and local institutions - non for profit, non government organizations, associations or groups - legally registered in their respective countries or recognized for their moral authority by the communities/groups with which they operate;
Their staff comprises exclusively nationals from the global South;
In their charter they have missions and objectives in line with those of SONIA;
They work for the self-determined, sustainable and holistic development of the groups they support and for social and environmental justice;
They use participatory approaches to identify priority of interventions;
They do not belong to any political parties and respect all the international charters of human rights;
They have clear and transparent procedures for managing funds.