Lessons in Localization: Rotary International

The Nimdzi Lessons in Localization series highlights the largest, most innovative, and most successful globalization programs in the world.

In today's Lesson in Localization, we take a look at how Rotary International does localization.
Rotary International localization

A lesson by Hannah Leske.

About Rotary International

Rotary International has been uniting businesses and leaders to advance global goodwill and peace since its formation well over a century ago in 1905. With more than 35,000 member clubs and 1.2 million members, Rotary International is a global network of people who believe in the shared responsibility to create change and take action on humanitarian issues. 

Current priority projects include fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies (Source: Rotary International). Short-term fixes are not enough — Rotary International focuses on creating lasting change with long-term solutions. 

Nimdzi spoke to Patrick Nunes, who oversees the Global Communication and Design team at Rotary International, about the organization’s localization program and its role in furthering Rotary International’s global vision.


A recently rebranded team that is increasingly involved in content creation and decision-making

10/10 partnership with a carefully selected external partner

A young TMS partner that embraces a close partnership and has grown alongside Rotary International’s localization team 

A forward-thinking approach to translation, with some volunteer translators who act proactively, taking responsibility for languages outside the scope of the localization team

Fast facts

Included in this lesson in localization

  • Localization at Rotary International: an overview
  • Culture
  • Organization
  • Project and process management
  • Languages
  • Supply chain
  • Quality control
  • Technology
  • Interesting initiatives

This has been a preview. The full Rotary International report can be accessed online by Nimdzi Partners.

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Patrick Nunes Rotary International

Special thanks to Patrick Nunes, Director of Global Communications and Design at Rotary International for sharing a valuable lesson in localization.

Hannah Leske Nimdzi Insights

This Lesson in Localization was prepared by Nimdzi's Localization Researcher, Hannah Leske. If you wish to learn more, reach out to Hannah at [email protected].

29 March 2021

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