We welcome all organisations to join the Pledge for Change.

The onus of change is very much on the role of larger INGOs in the global north. We recognise that these “power holders” cannot transform without support from others that play key roles in the development and aid system. This includes (but is not limited to) global south civil society, donors, philanthropy organizations, coordination groups and networks, and academic institutions.

Signatories

International NGOs that commit to implement the Pledge for Change. Each Signatory is expected to:

Sliding scale based on individual organization or federation annual income (USD).

  • Annual budget $500M and over – contributes $15K annually
  • Annual budget $200M-499M – contributes $10K annually
  • Annual budget $199M and under – contributes $5K annually

Payment must be made within 60 days of signing onto the Pledge for Change.

Those with an inability to pay the minimum contribution can discuss with the Secretariat other financial options.

The CEO/President is required to attend two annual retreats – one virtual and one in-person. 

  • The first retreat will be in-person on April 4-5, 2023 in Nairobi. Individual travel and accommodation must be financed by the Signatory organization.

The Signatory are required to identify individuals to represent their organization in four working groups – meeting bi-monthly in 2023. 

  • MEAL 
  • Equitable Partnerships
  • Authentic Storytelling 
  • Global Influencing 

 

This includes required measures listed below and voluntary participation in other efforts.

  • Share an annual work plan for their internal implementation of change (this year due by March 31, 2023).
  • Collect and share baseline data and 2030 organizational target metrics by December 31, 2023. 
  • Submit annual reports and contribute to annual partner surveys, longitudinal studies, and pilot activities.

 

Supporters

Other actors that commit to support Signatories and create a more conducive aid environment to ensure Pledges can be achieved. Supporters can do this in a variety of ways, all voluntary, including:

Choose to attend two annual retreats – one virtual and one in-person. 

  • The first retreat will be in-person on April 4-5, 2023 in Nairobi. Individual travel and accommodation must be financed by the organization, although there may be sponsorship available.

Choose to nominate individuals to represent their organization in any of the four working groups – meeting bi-monthly in 2023. 

  • MEAL 
  • Equitable Partnerships
  • Authentic Storytelling 
  • Global Influencing

 

This can include a number of activities like:

  • Participation in annual partner surveys, joint third-party reviews, open discussion sessions, etc. 
  • Providing expertise or capacity to research, pilot activities, etc. 
  • Hosting or convening working groups, an online retreat, etc. 

The Pledge for Change Secretariat will communicate quarterly about opportunities to engage.

Supporting donors, foundations, and philanthropic institutions could contribute core funding to the Pledge that can be used flexibly for costs like accountability and learning activities, travel needs for Global South participants, or sponsorship for Signatory organizations that are not able to contribute financially.