Reading: NGO Local Pay Survey Update – May, 2011

13 MAY
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The momentum continues to build for NGO Local Pay!  We’ve published eight surveys, including three in recent weeks.  There are nine surveys currently underway, four more confirmed for May, plus eight more slated for June and July.

Included in the May launches are Bolivia, Mozambique, Peru, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.  This is the first time we are conducting NGO surveys in Bolivia, Peru and Swaziland.  Check the survey status page for the most updated information about surveys in-progress and planned.

Registrations are Up!
A total of 16 organizations are registered for NGO Local Pay surveys in 10 or more countries:

  • ADRA (17)
  • Catholic Relief Services (30)
  • CHF International (16)
  • Fred Hollows (12)
  • Heifer International (39)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (13)
  • International Justice Mission (10)
  • Lutheran World Relief (13)
  • Management Sciences for Health (35)
  • Oxfam GB (51)
  • PCI (15)
  • Plan International (24)
  • Rainforest Alliance (11)
  • Right To Play International (14)
  • Sightsavers (11)
  • World Vision (42)

And, over 120 different organizations are registered in at least one location.  The NGO Local Pay survey is quickly becoming the “survey of record” for the International NGO Community.

Roundtable Meetings
We recently held a roundtable meeting in Dakar, Senegal, to introduce the NGO Local Pay survey to that market.  We were graciously hosted by our friends at World Vision, and welcomed 15 representatives from eight different organizations.  The discussion was lively, and those that left the session who were not already registered for the survey indicated they planned to do so.

In upcoming weeks, we are planning to hold additional roundtable meetings in Central African Republic, The Gambia, Togo and Liberia. Watch the website for specific dates and times, or send us a note to express your interest in the roundtable, and we will make sure you are among the first to receive the details.

Visit us at InsideNGO
Representatives from the NGO Local Pay team will be on hand at the InsideNGO Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from June 6-8.  Stop by to introduce yourself at our booth (#30) in the Exhibit Hall.  Warren Heaps will also be moderating a panel on Compensation topics during the conference.

Remember to Register
NGO Local Pay surveys are still scheduled based largely on demand from the community. If you are interested in a survey which has not yet launched, be sure to register so we can record your interest.  There are many countries that need just two or three more organizations to be launched.

We are also trying to publish 2011 surveys in each of the locations where a 2010 survey was published, and launch on the one year anniversary of these surveys.  If you were a participant in any of the 2010 surveys, we encourage you to renew.  The data gathering process for returning organizations will be a bit easier than the first year, since we will provide you with the prior year’s information as a starting point.

Spread the Word
One of the most effective ways to ensure a survey is launched in your countries of interest is to help us publicize the survey to peer organizations.  A good example of the effectiveness of this approach was the support from the International Rescue Committee in generating interest for our survey in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Through the efforts of the IRC Country Director and the HR team, the survey launched in early February, following a surge of registrations from organizations that were first informed by IRC locally.  Materials on the website under “Promote the Survey” can be used for this purpose, and include versions in English, French and Spanish.

Contact Us for More Information
Our Engagement Team stands ready to assist you with any questions about our surveys or the registration process.  Just send an email using the Contact Us link, or call.  Thank you for helping to make NGO Local Pay a success.


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