Definitions of Terms Used in Blueprint


Goals: Statements that define what your organization is trying to accomplish in relation to its inclusiveness practices. Example: ____________ (organization) will improve both the quantity and quality of services to individuals of color within our service area.

Outcomes: Specific, measurable results you hope to achieve to become more inclusive. Example: The rate of individuals of color accessing our services will increase by 10 percent.

Objectives: Precise, measurable (or at least verifiable), time-phased activities that support the achievement of a goal. Example: In six months, we will have placed advertisements about our program in local media for communities of color.

Tasks: Specific actions required to complete an objective. Example: Create advertising copy in Spanish. (See Bibliography: Allison, Michael, Jude Kaye, and the Support Center for Nonprofit Management)

Please note that every organization tends to have its own way of talking about goals and objectives and its own planning process. The format for the blueprint should be adapted to suit your organization. It will be stronger and more useful if it is aligned with good existing planning mechanisms. For example, you may want to follow the format you use for creating a strategic plan and/or an annual plan.


Overview: What is an Inclusiveness Blueprint?

Format of Your Blueprint