It appears that NGOs have become the weapon of choice by our masters to both transform our society into a neoliberal cog in their "new world order" and to co-opt and control any dissent from those politically conscious enough to resist. This article focuses on the latter function that the Ford Foundation is using to contain any dissent from today's students. They obviously learned from the 1960s that students can cause them a great deal of trouble.
...it is clear that the Ford Foundation’s mission is to make sure these students’ voices are never heard or are nipped in the bud before they can even articulate themselves. A great way to do this is to invite student activists to present stories like the OSA’s in front of “a rapt audience of funders, organizers, and leaders at ‘The New Student Power’ a convening held at the Ford Foundation’s headquarters in New York City.” There’s nothing like attending a conference hosted by the company whose ‘innovations’ have come to stand for the exploitation and alienation of 20th century capitalism in one word—“Fordism”—to silence any rumbles of revolution.