The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations is a worldwide membership organization, with members in over 120 nations.
NGOs belong to WANGO as Regular and Senior Organization Members, and constitute the main body of the WANGO membership. It was on behalf of NGOs (also known as nonprofit organizations, charities, private voluntary organizations, etc.) that the Association was formed and for whom the benefits, services, and privileges — including voting and holding office — are designed.
While non-governmental organizations constitute the main focus of the Association, WANGO also offers categories of membership for institutions and individuals whose interests, activities, and/or background are consistent with the purposes of the Association. Institutions that are not NGOs may join as Affiliate Organization Members, and individuals may join as Associate Members.