Articulating Constituents and Potential Constituents


This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project ( to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.  

Users are encouraged to customize the worksheet (both content and formatting) to meet the needs of their respective organizations. A Word version is attached. A writable PDF version is also attached.



  • Discuss the concentric circles diagram from an inclusiveness perspective and determine the racial/ethnic groups that are in Rings 1, 2, and 3.
  • Then fill in the blanks. (If possible, compare the demographics of your core constituents to potential constituents.)  
  • You will use this diagram when you consider programmatic changes that can help you become more inclusive of communities of color.


Ring 1: Primary Constituents_____________________________________________  


Ring 2: Secondary Constituents__________________________________________


Ring 3: Potential Constituents____________________________________________



Name of Organization __________________________________________


Date Exercise Completed _________