Benefits of Being More Inclusive (SUMMARY)
This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/) to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.
Users are encouraged to customize the worksheet (both in content and formatting) to meet the needs of their respective organizations.
- Write down all of the benefits that you can think of for being more inclusive.
- The Visualizing Greater Inclusiveness worksheet might also be of assistance here.
of having more inclusive programs:
of having a more diverse group of volunteers and helpers:
of having a more diverse board of directors:
of having inclusive fundraising and membership development:
of having a more inclusive mission and values statement:
of doing inclusive marketing:
of having a more inclusive organizational culture:
of recruiting and retaining staff of color:
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- Step 1: Creating Structure
- Step 2: Consultants/Training
- Step 3: Making the Case
- How to Make the Case for Inclusiveness in Your Organization
- Definitions (NARRATIVE)
- Who Are Your Stakeholders?
- Reasons for Doing Inclusiveness Work: The Four Imperatives
- Caution: A Color-Blind Approach is Ineffective
- Benefits from Being More Inclusive
- Identifying Internal and External Stakeholders
- Visualizing Greater Inclusiveness
- How Inclusiveness Will Advance Your Mission
- Sample Case Statements
- How You Currently Engage with the People You Serve
- Benefits from Being More Inclusive (SUMMARY)
- Costs of Not Being Inclusive
- How Your Organization Articulates the Four Imperatives
- Putting Your Case Statement into Action
- Step 4: Gathering Info
- Step 5: Creating a Blueprint
- Step 6: Implementing the Blueprint
- Sample Documents
- Next Steps for Your Organization