Identifying Internal and External Stakeholders
This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org) to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.
Internal stakeholders are people who are already committed to serving your organization as board members, staff, volunteers, and/or donors.
External stakeholders are people who are impacted by your work as clients/constituents, community partners, and others. It is important to get the perspectives of both groups.
Mark the groups whose perspectives you think will be useful for creating an inclusiveness plan.
___ Board members
___ Former board members
___ Staff members
___ Former staff members
___ Former Volunteers
Use the space below to make notes regarding the internal stakeholders you've chosen: (e.g., topics you might ask about, approximate number of people in the group, key individuals to interview)
___ Community partners
___ Members of groups served by our organization who are not accessing our services
___ Leaders of color from nonprofit, public, or private sectors
Use the space below to make notes regarding the external stakeholders you've chosen:
Name of Organization __________________________________________
Date Worksheet Completed _________
- 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