WANGO News 2023

The Children Nutrition's Foundation, Gyermeketkeztetesi Alapitvany (GYEA), an NGO member of WANGO, welcomes NGOs globally to register for its community fundraising program at The program provides participating NGOs the opportunity to encourage their supporters to fundraise for them by purchasing an online recording of a charity classical music concert. The deadline to register is April 10. For more information, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)

The 5th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) was held under the theme “From Potential to Prosperity” from March 5 to 9 in Doha, Qatar to drive transformational change to positively affect the 1.2 billion people who live in the LDCs. Over 9,000 participants attended the event, including 47 heads of state, WANGO and other civil society organizations, and the private sector. The conference resulted in the Doha Political Declaration, which outlines concrete measures to implement the Doha Programme of Action (DPoA), a ten-year plan adopted in 2022, which seeks to help LDCs get back on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To read the draft, visit: (Read more...)

According to The Giving Block’s 2023 annual report, 2022 saw the greatest increase in new nonprofits fundraising with crypto and donors from across the web3 ecosystem, from individuals to blockchain companies and NFT creators, supporting a wide range of causes. The report also highlights how crypto is helping nonprofits modernize their fundraising methods and young donors grow their impact. Crypto donations are forecasted to exceed $10 billion in 2032. (Read more...)

International Women's Day 2023, observed on March 8 under the theme, "DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality," recognizes and celebrates the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. It will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities and will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence. To mark the day, the UN will hold an event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ET featuring a high-level panel discussion and musical performances. To watch it live, visit: (Read more...)

The first India Giving Day, held on March 2, raised more than $13 million from over 990 donors in the Indian American community to support 25 U.S.-based nonprofits that do charitable work in India, including in the areas of education, health and poverty alleviation. Among these organizations were Akanksha Education Fund, the American Indian Foundation, Teach for India, Pratham USA and Vibha. Encouraged by the overwhelming response, the India Philanthropy Alliance plans to organize India Giving Day every year. (Read more...)

Following the magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes that rocked southern Turkey and northern Syria on February 6, nonprofits, foundations and national governments globally have promised financial support as humanitarian aid and assistance is delivered to the region. NGOs like Mercy Corps and World Vision are providing on-the-ground disaster relief, while the Red Cross Society of China and Singapore Red Cross have directed aid to the Turkish Red Crescent and Syrian Red Crescent. In addition, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand have pledged millions of dollars. The disaster relief being provided includes access to clean water and sanitation, heating fuel, hot meals, medical supplies and first aid kits, and clothes.(Read more...)

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