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Can you sum up your long-term impact in a photo? Mango invites NGOs of all sizes to take part in their new Twitter campaign

19 November 2015


In Syria, Nepal, Sierra Leone and countless other countries across the globe, grassroots NGOs are working all the time to help people help themselves.  They are usually first on the scene when disaster strikes, and strive to go on protecting vulnerable and disadvantaged people long after the world’s attention has moved on.

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It’s never been more crucial for everyone to stand up for standards

9 November 2015

From now until 30 November, we have the chance to persuade the IASB to extend their remit to cover financial reporting for NGOs. In just a few clicks, you can add your voice to an international campaign to improve transparency and accountability, and cut out a lot of confusion and waste.

Most of us think accounting standards are boring – but they could have a really big impact

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re one of millions of people working every day to change lives for the better. Whether you work for an NGO, volunteer or provide funds, you know that NGOs need to make the most of their money to have the biggest impact. But you also know it’s not easy.

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Life and Work in the Serengeti: part three

6 November 2015

In the third and final part of our mini-blog series on Carole and Donald Boag's experiences living and working in the Serengeti, Carole beautifully describes the annual Migration of the Gnu as they head North. 

It starts with a gentle lowing which increases in volume as the animals approach, building to a fine crescendo as they all join in the gnu choir, singing happily as they go.  Within a short space of time the front runners appear and soon, as far as the eye can see, there are gnus, gnus and more gnus covering the vast plains of the Serengeti.  There are neither thousands, nor even tens of thousands but hundreds of thousands of these gentle inelegant creatures gathering together at their meeting place for the start of their annual migration. 

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Life and Work in the Serengeti: part two

5 November 2015

In the second part of a three-part series, Carole Boag paints a picture of the banking services available in the Serengeti. 

Here in our rural outpost we are lucky enough to have the services of a mobile bank which visits us once a fortnight.  This takes the form of a large green and white truck reminiscent of a small mobile home.  For security it is accompanied at all times by an armoured vehicle bristling with guards waving their AK47s around like children with flags awaiting the arrival of The Queen.  Quite why this is necessary we are not sure as it would be a brave robber indeed who attempts to hijack a vehicle in the Serengeti when there could be a hungry pride of lions just waiting to hijack said robber.  In fact Tanzania is a very peaceful country and life in the park is virtually crime free except for the serious problem of illegal poaching.  We rarely lock our vehicle or house and as long as you manage to keep the hairy hands of the baboon off your fruit and veg all is right with the world.

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Life and Work in the Serengeti: part one

4 November 2015

 Since being recruited by Mango to take on the role of Head of Finance and Administration for the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Donald Boag has been working tirelessly to help conserve the Serengeti. In this blog entry, the first in a three-part series, Donald provides us with a window into life and work in the Serengeti National Park, and expands upon the conservation work of the FZS.

Arriving in the Serengeti

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