Selecting Facts to Collect about Your Community

 

This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/) 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.

 

There are many types of information that you may want to collect about your community.  

 

Instructions

Select the areas that are most relevant to your inclusiveness initiative and about which areas you will have the time, funds, and resources to collect information.  

  • For each area, mark an "X" on the following charts to indicate whether the area is a high priority or a low priority for your inclusiveness assessment process. You need not begin gathering the information at this point. Focus instead on the priority level.
  • Use the "other" lines to add other priority areas for collecting data.

 

Demographic Information

Community Information

High Priority

Low Priority

1. Racial/ethnic breakdown

 

 

2. Income levels

 

 

3. Percentage of immigrant and U.S.-born individuals

 

 

4. Historical information on demographic changes

 

 

5. Projected demographic changes

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

Language Capacity

Community Information

High Priority

Low Priority

1. Non-English speaking

 

 

2. English only

 

 

3. Bilingual/multilingual

 

 

4. First languages of non-English speakers and bilingual speakers

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

Comparable Local Organizations

Community Information

High Priority

Low Priority

1. Nonprofit or government agencies that also serve our population group

 

 

2. Organizations that are predominantly run by and serve mostly people of color and that provide similar services to what we provide

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

Other Relevant Community Information 

 

Community Information

High Priority

Low Priority

Other

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

Name of Organization __________________________________________

 

Date Worksheet Completed _________

 

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