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The Association Inclusion Index

Is the Index right for your association?
No one disputes that diversity and inclusion matters. Based on our own personal awareness, research has proven it. Nevertheless amidst the convergence of demographic, social, and technological shifts in America, many associations face the challenge of starting or sustaining progress in diversity and inclusion (D+I). Which actions will generate the greatest return for your association? How do your associations aspirations and practices compare to community standards? What simple steps can your association take right now to expand its reach and relevance? Without an assessment tool specific to the association management context, it is a challenge for senior leadership to gauge their current status relative to their peers; and to know what action may lead to desirable outcomes. Thanks to a grant from Hyatt Corporation, associations now have access to this type of instrument.

ASAE’s Association Inclusion Index
is the only online diagnostic tool of its kind for 501(c) 6 and 501(c) 3 membership organizations seeking to measure and improve the management of their current D+I philosophies, policies, and practices. Once the respondent (i.e. end user) completes the survey on behalf of the association, a report will be automatically generated, providing the respondent with real-time feedback about the level of performance.

Any association can use the Index. It will be most applicable to large and medium-sized membership organizations with at least one staff member who can offer an organizational view of D+I philosophies, policies, and practices; however small-sized associations can also gain insight from using the tool. ASAE recognizes that individual attitudes and experiences toward D+I vary greatly worldwide; the Index is intended to elicit an organizational view point and offers information accordingly.

Find out how your association measures up to community standards. Order your access to the Association Inclusion Index today!


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