Since kicking off the Lemmai-Mei Nonprofit Incubator Project in January 2021, the Marianas Alliance of Non-governmental Organizations has already helped three organizations acquire their federal EINs, four organizations with their 501(c)(3) (tax-exempt) applications, four organizations with funding proposals, and three fiscal sponsorships.
In addition, MANGO has been servicing the following organizations in support of their mission of providing the CNMI community with special and needed services to our CNMI community:
■ Administrative services: 4-H Marianas; Amelia Earhart Memorial Monument Inc.; Inetnun Kutturan Natibun Marianas; Tano, Tasi, yan Todu; Pacific Islands Nutrition in Action; Western Pacific Maritime Academy; Transfer Marianas; Chamolinian Cultural Village, Inc.;
■ Social Media services: 500 Sails
■ Financial support services: Saipan Cares for Animals; 500 Sails
■ Proposal writing and training: Western Pacific Maritime Academy; NMI Volleyball
Association; Marianas Island Nature Alliance; Rotaract; CNMI Women’s Association;
■ Strategic Planning services: Haggan-Woong United for Recovery; 500 Sails; Rota Island Specialty Crop Association; Friends of the Mariana Trench;
■ Consulting: Pride Marianas; Saipan Cares for Animals; Isla Montessori;
MANGO is a CNMI nonprofit established in 2010 in response to a critical need to provide the nonprofit community of the CNMI with guidance on how to register a nonprofit organization with the CNMI and federal governments, obtain tax-exempt status, pursue funding opportunities, and to give the nonprofit sector a collective voice in the community and at local, regional and international forums. MANGO is recognized locally and regionally as the official umbrella organization for nonprofits in the CNMI.
MANGO’s long-term goal is to provide leadership and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations in the CNMI.
“Our objective is to ensure that existing and new nonprofits become financially independent and self-sufficient,” said the group in a recent news release.
To help in those endeavors, MANGO can be the administrative arm for nonprofit members, so that they can focus their energies and resources on providing programs and services to our community.
“MANGO—with community partners—will support and empower nonprofits as they take on leadership roles. We will work in flexible groupings that pool our collective strength to face the defining challenges of our time,” the news release added. (PR)