Mango encourages NGO finance staff to share their experience and identify good practice.
Many of the problems that NGO staff face have been solved by other NGOs at other times - particularly in the area of financial management. By collaborating with different organisations, NGO staff gain access to a huge amount of experience.
Mango organised its first ever conference in Nairobi on 10-11 September 2012, with the title NGOs don't pay bribes. For more information, click here.
Mango Networking Groups
Mango is expanding its networking activities and is currently facilitating these groups:
1. Mango Worldwide
The starting point for anyone who is interested in strengthening the financial management and accountability of NGOs.
2. East and Central Africa Inter Agency Finance Group
Open to all NGO professionals currently living and working in East and Central Africa. Join an active Linked-in group and meet and share practice with other NGO professionals in your region. For more information, click here.
3. UK-based INGOs - OSSIG
Open to finance staff from all UK-based INGOs. This group is run in partnership with the UK's Charities Finance Group and is called OSSIG (the Overseas Special Interest Group). To join an active email group and attend 3-4 meetings a year in London, find out more here.
4. UK-based Finance Directors Seminars.
Mango's exclusive seminar series for UK-based Finance Directors of larger INGOs. More details here.
So if you are currently facing any difficulty relating to NGO financial management, try asking these supportive groups of professional colleagues!