We welcome all organisations to join the Pledge for Change.

We are pleased that you are joining our coalition to reimagine the role of International NGOs and create change. Together we will build a stronger aid ecosystem based on the principles of solidarity, humility, self-determination, and equality. The Pledge recognizes a changing world, particularly one where International NGOs are increasingly working with national and local organizations worldwide to respond to crises and improve their communities. By becoming a Supporter to the Pledge for Change, you recognize the power that you hold to make the change we seek is accomplished and consider contributing in the following ways:

  • Optional attendance at two annual retreats – one virtual and one in-person.
    • The dates will be shared in advance to allow logistics planning
    • Option to designate a staff member to one or more of the four working groups: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL), Equitable Partnerships, Authentic Storytelling, and Influencing Wider Change.
    • The working groups have established their own meeting cadence based on the availability of the members.
    • We also welcome energy, ideas and pro-bono support in your area of specialization which could lead to the actualization
      of the pledges.
  • This might include several activities, including
    • Participation in annual partner surveys (optional), joint third-party reviews, open discussion sessions, etc.
    • Option to provide expertise or capacity to research efforts, pilot activities, or advising. For example: nominate representatives from your organizations to the rotational Global Advisory Group or the Expert Review Panel on Authentic Storytelling.
    • Hosting or convening working groups, online retreats, etc.
    • Supporter organizations are not required to report on the metrics (but may choose to contribute to stories of most significant change, for example).
  • Supporting organizations are not required to pay any financial contribution, however, if Supporting donors,
    foundations and philanthropic institutions contribute core funding to the Pledge Secretariat, it will be used for:
    • Covering the costs for accountability and learning activities.
    • Travel costs for Global South participation in key events.
    • Sponsorship of Signatory organizations unable to contribute financially.

By signing onto the Pledge for Change you join a coalition of bold and ambitious organizations and leaders and help us to make this initiative a reality. Thank you!