world association of ngos
Membership Application Form: Organization
It is important that the name of WANGO be associated with integrity, ethics, and values that support the public good. WANGO
membership equates an NGO with being legitimate, active, and ethical. For this reason, the approval process is more extensive than
many associations. However, once your organization is approved, you join a special family of organizations. Furthermore, we keep the
annual dues much lower than most associations, having been formed by NGOs to serve NGOs.
A non-profit organization must be in existence for two years prior to applying for WANGO organization membership.
While non-profit organizations constitute the main membership of WANGO, affiliate and associate (non-voting) memberships are
available for commercial entities, governmental bodies, and interested individuals. To apply for an affiliate or associate membership,
please use another form. The following procedure applies for non-profit organizations.
1. Complete this form and submit it to [email protected], or via fax to 914-631-8993, or via mail to Membership Director,
WANGO, 200 White Plains Road, First Floor, Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA.
2. SSubmit a copy of a document showing that you are registered in your nation, clearly noting the date of incorporation or registration.*
If this is not possible, since situations
vary around the world, then you may provide one of the following:
a) A copy of the organization's organizing documents (articles of incorporation, constitution, and/or bylaws), or equivalent document; oor
b) A letter of explanation of why your organization is not registered, along with two or more letters of recommendation to support your case.
3. For US-based organizations, you need only provide your EIN number.
3. SSubmit proof of recent activities, such as a copy of a recent brochure or a copy of the most recent annual report. (A web site address
for your organization will fulfill this requirement as well.)
4. The application should be authorized by the chairman of the board or the chief executive officer.
Once the completed application and membership dues are received, there will be an approval process. When you are accepted as a
WANGO member, you will receive a membership packet. If you are not admitted as a WANGO member, your application fee
(membership dues) will be reimbursed, minus a basic charge of US$15 for processing the application.
To help facilitate the processing of your application in a timely manner, please ensure that the documents requested in Numbers 2, 3
above are complete and submitted with the membership application.
Please direct inquiries, or submit supporting documents, to the Membership Director at
or via fax to 9914-332-1582, or via mail to:
WANGO, 200 White Plains Road, First Floor,
Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA.