Inclusiveness Initiative

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Howard Dental Center's Recruitment of Board Members of Color

 

Howard Dental Center (HDC), a Denver-based nonprofit providing comprehensive and integrated oral health care services to adults, youth, and children living with HIV/AIDS, is working on inclusiveness. In the fall of 2010, the organization participated in trainings sponsored by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project.

Example of Non-discrimination Statement and Policy

 

from Richard Male and Associates  

http://richardmale.com/?p=1361

 

Adopted by the Board of Directors on [ DATE ]

Questions to Ask When Recruiting Board Members of Color

 

Selection of a balanced team of highly functional board members is the culmination of many considerations, such as resonance with mission.

Consider asking the following questions when recruiting board members of color (just as you would ask before recruiting any new board members):

(1) What skills are needed (e.g., accounting, fundraising, marketing, technical, legal)?

Focus Groups

 

The following information is excerpted from a PowerPoint presentation on Information Gathering, delivered by OMNI Institute to The Denver Foundation's current Learning Community grantees. To see the entire presentation in PDF, click here.  Other excerpts include surveys and interviews.

 

Interviews

 

The following information is excerpted from a PowerPoint presentation on Information Gathering, delivered by OMNI Institute to The Denver Foundation's current Learning Community grantees. To see the entire presentation in PDF, click here.  Other excerpts include surveys and focus groups.

 

Surveys

 

The following information is excerpted from a PowerPoint presentation on Information Gathering, delivered by OMNI Institute to The Denver Foundation's current Learning Community grantees. To see the entire presentation in PDF, click here.  Other excerpts include interviews and focus groups.

 

One of Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic's Inclusiveness Strategies: A Book Club and a Movie Club

 

As part of implementing their inclusiveness blueprint, Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics (RMYC) staff looked for ways to learn together and have fun together. Some staff mentioned how much they enjoyed their outside-of-work book clubs and suggested that they try a book club at work. That clicked with a number of people, and they've been holding book club meetings since 2009.