The purpose of this assessment is to help you determine where to focus your energy in developing an inclusion process that fits your organization’s readiness level. There are steps you can take to work on inclusiveness no matter where your organization’s readiness may be.
1. Which of the following best summarizes your organizations focus on inclusion? (select one)
2. Which statement best characterizes your CEO / Executives/ approach to inclusion? (select one)
3. Which statement best characterizes your Board of Directors’ approach to inclusion? (select one)
4. Current organization focus / priorities: (check all that apply)
5. What level of resources can your organization commit to inclusion? (select one)
6. Please identify the kind of work your organization is willing to engage in? (select one)
Please convert your answers to points:
Question 1: a =3; b = 6; c = 4
Question 2: a = 1; b = 2; c = 0; d = 3; e = 2; f = 4; g = 2
Question 3: a = 3; b = 4; c = 0; d = 2
Question 4: subtract 4 points from the total score for each line checked
Question 5: a = 3; b = 2; c = 1
Question 6: a = 1; b = 3; c = 5
Record your total score here: __________________
Total 14 – 21: Good fit
Your organization is probably ready to consider a comprehensive and strategic plan.
Total 8 – 13: Moderate fit
Your organization may wish to strt more gradually by focusing on specific pieces of inclusiveness.
Total 0 – 7: Not a good fit at this time
The comprehensive strategy is likely not a good fit for your organization’s current interests and resources. You might want to explore how to build the foundation to make the case for inclusion in your organization.
*Adapted from the Denver Foundation’s Inclusiveness Project (http://nonprofitinclusiveness.org/organizational-assessment)