A lesson by Hannah Leske.
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
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Change is uncomfortable. Having the autopilot on saves energy and effort. But here is the question lurking behind the question: “How do you know your overall localization process is actually working well, and what exactly constitutes your definition of “well”?”
A localization audit is a powerful tool to help validate an organization’s language program and to reposition its role as a key growth enabler. Whether it’s carried out internally or a company hires external specialists for the job, an audit can serve as a validating pat on the back that will boost the localization leaders’ confidence and/or a much-needed sanity check that will point out areas where the program can do better.