Analyzing Information: Volunteers and Helpers
This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/) to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.
- Refer to Compiling Results; Compiling Other Information; Compiling Likert Scale Data; Compiling Narrative Data.
- Select and review the information that pertains to volunteers and helpers.
- Answer the questions below.
In what ways is your organization's base of volunteers and helpers more or less diverse than your community?
In what ways is your base of volunteers or helpers more or less diverse than other organizations in your field?
What best practices from the field regarding volunteers and helpers are applicable to your organization?
What trends can you identify about the composition of your volunteers and helpers that are relevant to your inclusiveness initiative?
Did you notice anything else regarding your base of volunteers and helpers from the results of the existing data scan?
What salient themes regarding your organization's volunteers and helpers were identified by a majority of your stakeholders?
In what ways is the culture of the organization perceived to be welcoming, or unwelcoming, of volunteers and helpers of color?
Do stakeholders believe that the organization currently has a system for identifying and recruiting prospective volunteers and helpers of color? If so, is it effective?
What stories or strongly held beliefs regarding your organization's base of volunteers and helpers were identified by stakeholders?
Are there any significant inconsistencies in perspectives among groups of stakeholders regarding your organization's volunteers and helpers?
What trends can you identify regarding your organization's base of volunteers and helpers based on the perspectives of your stakeholders?
Did you notice anything else regarding the stakeholder perspectives in relation to volunteers and helpers?
Is there any additional information related to volunteers and helpers that currently isn't available that you would like to collect in the future? ____ yes ____ no
If YES, what information would be helpful?
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Date Exercise Completed _________
- Step 1: Creating Structure
- Step 2: Consultants/Training
- Step 3: Making the Case
- Step 4: Gathering Info
- Step 5: Creating a Blueprint
- What is a Blueprint?
- Using Your Data
- Mission and Values
- Board of Directors
- Organizational Culture
- Marketing and Community Relations
- Programs and Constituents
- Fundraising and Membership
- Writing Your Blueprint
- Finalizing Your Blueprint
- Approving Your Blueprint
- Step 6: Implementing the Blueprint
- Sample Documents
- Next Steps for Your Organization