This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/) to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.
In some areas of the nonprofit sector, a great deal of research has been done regarding inclusiveness and diversity. For example, the museum field has considerable information on who accesses the arts, who funds the arts, who works for museums, and who volunteers for museums.
This type of information, if available, can be invaluable to your inclusiveness initiative. If information isn't readily available, you may decide to do a brief scan of your colleagues to get information that is helpful to you.
- Make sure you have internal agreement about the definition of your field. For example, if your organization is a hunger-relief organization, decide whether your field is the broader human services field or the more specific sub-field of hunger-relief organizations.
- Define the "field" or "fields" that you will consider for the purposes of gathering facts and record that definition below:
Definition of field/fields
Name of Organization __________________________________________
Date Exercise Completed _________
- Step 1: Creating Structure
- Step 2: Consultants/Training
- Step 3: Making the Case
- Step 4: Gathering Info
- Scope and Strategy
- Defining Community
- Community Facts to Collect
- Community Fact-Gathering Plan
- Defining Field
- Field Facts to Collect
- Field Fact-Gathering Plan
- Organization Facts to Collect
- Organization Fact-Gathering Plan
- Identifying Stakeholders
- Reviewing Info-Gathering Topics
- Putting It All Together
- Who Will Compile Data?
- Making Numerical Comparisons
- Compiling Other Data
- Sample Stakeholders Survey
- Sample Likert Scale Responses
- Sample Narrative Responses
- Compiling Likert Scale Responses
- Compiling Narrative Responses
- Compiling Focus Group Data
- Step 5: Creating a Blueprint
- Step 6: Implementing the Blueprint
- Sample Documents
- Next Steps for Your Organization