Introduction:

In recent years, a dramatic increase in the importance, number, and diversity of non-governmental organizations (NGO) have been witnessed. NGO now impact policies and advance initiatives that once were nearly exclusively the domain of governments and for-profit corporations, and their humanitarian service has become vital to the well-being of individuals and societies throughout the globe.

Working for sustainable community transformation and development in Nigeria require that organizations such as public or private establishments among which are faith-based institutions, professional bodies and individuals actively facilitating development processes are accessible in terms of location, thematic focus, geographic scope and status of membership. Many development-focused organizations may exist corporately as stand-alone entities or as networks and associations.

There have been attempts by local and international networks of Civil Society and institutions to develop, publish and manage a database of organizations working in the development sector in time past. These efforts while commendable have been beset by some challenges ranging from change of names / titles, contact addresses and persons responsible, change of legal status, to closure and folding up of some of these entities either due to end of project activities or lack of resources to continue with their work. Some of these organizations also may have folded up due to a decision by their individual governing boards and trustees to wind up for reasons known to the organizations alone.

As a faith-based association, CRUDAN comprises entities that maintain individual or corporate membership with it. The need to validate claims of membership of these individual / corporate entities has become imperative owing to the fact that membership strength, geographic spread and focus areas has increased over the years.

  • Methodology
  • Design pre-testing and finalization of survey questionnaire (template)
  • Publicizing the questionnaire and calling for members’ reponses through emails and phone calls

at zonal level

  • Consultation of some directories compiled for NGO in Nigeria, Africa and by some organs of the United Nations.
  • Retrieval, assessment and verification of Members’ Information.
  • Semi-Structured Interview (SSI) was conducted using a generic template for primary data. Data / Information were collated by Facilitators in the 5 CRUDAN zones from members using telephone calls and emails.
  • Secondary data was collated from existing membership lists.
  • Information generated from secondary sources were assessed and verified by zonal facilitators using phone calls.
  • Criteria for inclusion of members in this directory

Inclusion of members in this directory was based on certain criteria, namely:

  • Ascertaining that members to be enlisted subscribe to CRUDAN’s core values and maintain ethical standards guiding entities that operate in the development sector in Nigeria and were applicable globally.
  • Ascertaining the membership status of those to be enlisted in terms of (date of registration, status of payment of registration fees and annual dues as enshrined in CRUDAN’s constitution; and type of membership- corporate or individual)
  • Geographic location and contact of members (main contact person, Physical contact address, email and phone numbers)
  • Thematic / Focus area(s)
  • Networking needs

Ethical standards

In developing this directory, ethical standard as set in the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)’s Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs was consulted. This is bearing in mind that with the increased importance of NGO come increased sense of responsibility. As provided in its core values, CRUDAN members listed generally have the responsibility to be transparent, honest, accountable, and ethical, to give out accurate information, and to not manipulate situations for the personal benefit of their boards and staff. They have a calling to go beyond the boundaries of race, ethnicity, culture and politics. They have the obligation to respect each person’s fundamental human rights. They are to have a system of proper governance. They must be careful to treat all public monies with utmost seriousness as a public trust and not to misuse public money for selfish purposes. They have the responsibility to dedicate themselves for the sake of others and do so according to the highest code of ethical conduct.

Classification

The content of this directory describes CRUDAN members based on two classifications only:

  • Type of membership (Corporate or Individual)
  • Location (physical locatable contact addresses based on CRUDAN’s Geographic Zoning structure; State)
  • Membership of CRUDAN

Membership Requirements:

  • Individual or corporate organization that shares the values of CRUDAN are welcome to become members of CRUDAN.
  • Corporate members:
    1. Registration – N5,000.00
    2. Annual due – N5,000.00
  • Individual Members:
    1. Registration – N2,000.00
    2. Annual due – N2,000.00

Renewing your membership

Section 9.5.2 of the CRUDAN constitution stipulates that members (corporate / individual) that default in their financial obligations (annual dues) consecutively over a period of 3 years would be delisted from membership.

This implies that membership would have to be renewed by such members following the membership requirement. In such cases therefore, members’ name(s) would be delisted from the directory until renewal of membership is effected appropriately.

Updating your membership profile

In the event that members would want to update their membership, such information should be sent to the Facilitator at the CRUDAN zonal office responsible for the state where that member resides.