NOTE: You will have the opportunity to answer the following questions as they relate to each category you prioritize (i.e., Mission and Organizational Values, Board of Directors, Personnel).Using the Data from Available Facts
Refer to your completed Defining Community; Selecting Facts to Collect About Your Community; Defining Your Field, Selecting Facts to Collect About Your Field, and Selecting Facts to Collect About Your Organization.
- In what ways is your organization more inclusive than your community?
- In what ways is your organization more inclusive than your field?
- In what ways is your organization less inclusive than your community?
- In what ways is your organization less inclusive than your field?
- Are there any best practices from the field that might be applicable to this particular category?
- What trends can you identify regarding your organization's inclusiveness practices based on the available facts?
- Is there any additional information not currently available that would be helpful to collect as a part of the inclusiveness process in the future?
- Is there anything else that you noticed regarding the available facts?
- What significant themes did a majority of your stakeholders identify?
- What stories or strongly held beliefs regarding your organization's inclusiveness practices were identified by stakeholders?
- Are there any significant inconsistencies in perspectives among groups of stakeholders? What trends can you identify regarding your organization's inclusiveness practices based on the perspectives of your stakeholders?
- Is there anything else that you noticed regarding the stakeholder perspectives in this category?
Action Plan: Goals and Objectives
- What is/are the primary problem(s) you want to address?
- What is/are your desired goal(s)?
- What is/are your desired outcome(s)?
- What are the primary objectives you hope to accomplish?
- What tasks will you complete to achieve the objectives?
- Who will be responsible for completing the tasks?
- When will the objectives and tasks be completed?
- What resources, financial and otherwise, are necessary for achieving your goals?
The above are the core components of an inclusiveness blueprint. Your blueprint will also include an accountability plan that will detail how your organization will ensure that goals and objectives are met.
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. W. E. B. De Bois
- 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