Diversity + Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

ASAE's D+I strategy exists to help associations navigate a continually changing environment in which shifting demographics and other business and societal trends are requiring organizations to adapt to remain relevant.

ASAE’s D+I research, tools, and resources are designed to help HR, membership, and volunteer teams attract, involve, and retain diverse talent pools. Marketing and communications teams can use our resources to develop materials that speak to any markets.

For ASAE and many other associations, D+I is both a business principle and practice. So we will continue to commit time, attention, and resources to D+I and help you do the same in your association. Thanks to ASAE's Diversity + Inclusion Committee, we have greater capacity to support associations and industry partners in developing their own D+I concepts, policies, and practices to improve organizational outcomes.

ASAE’s Commitment

D+I statement. This brief statement, approved by the ASAE Board of Directors in August 2014, encapsulates our commitment to D+I.

D+I strategic plan. The board-approved 2015-2017 D+I Strategic Plan [PDF] includes goals for resources and recognition, reach and relevance, talent development, and relationship development.

D+I policies. ASAE is committed to accessibility at our headquarters and all ASAE meetings and events. Those commitments are formalized in the following board-approved policies:

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D+I case statement. This statement outlines the direct connection between D+I and organizational outcomes and can help association leaders make the business case for pursuing a D+I strategy in their own organizations.

Association Inclusion Index. 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.

Conference reports. These reports from ASAE events summarize dialogue and findings relevant to D+I initiatives across the association community.

For more information, contact:
Alexis Terry
Senior Director of D+I
[email protected]

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