Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Entries can be any kind of initiative to diversify participation in the institution, such as student or staff recruitment, or alumni and volunteer engagement. Entries also can be efforts to increase equity and inclusion among a traditionally under-represented group. The initiative can be internally or externally focused, but should have clear goals, specific strategies, and demonstrable outcomes.
Initiative to increase enrollment from a traditionally under-represented population
Initiative to increase diversity of faculty or staff
Increasing the number of LGBTQ donors, volunteers, etc.
Increasing participation of women in traditionally male-dominated roles (or vice-versa).
Establishing a more racially diverse board, staff, leadership, etc.
Do not enter:
Fundraising campaigns to a targeted audience. Enter those in Fundraising: Targeted Campaigns and Appeals.
Judges will score nominations from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) in these five areas:
Ability to serve as a model for other institutions
Creativity and innovation
Impact and results
Strategy and methodology
Use of resources (budget, people, and time) and return on investment
Judges also may consider:
Quality and clarity of nomination and supporting materials
Special circumstances/overcoming adversity