This seems really exciting and I'm intrigued by the collaboration with the D5 Coalition. Does this information include staff and beneficiaries? Or just staff?
Currently, GuideStar only collects demographic data about staff, board, and volunteers. Without sector-wide standards for how data on diversity is collected, nonprofits and foundations have had difficulty identifying trends, gaps, overlaps, and opportunities. Better diversity information across the sector will help foundations better understand the constituencies they are working to help. Nonprofits will be better able to evaluate of the impact of their work and hold themselves accountable to their goals. The social sector at large will better be able to measure progress and make informed decisions about philanthropy.
This information is a voluntary piece of the nonprofit profiles, so organizations can determine if they are ready to provide it. GuideStar worked with the D5 Coalition to formulate questions so they captured the most useful and important information. It was a long and thoughtful process to determine the best methods for presenting the information – everyone involved worked to ensure that demographic data collection and sharing would work to elevate the sector and bring us closer to the better world we’re all working toward while protecting the privacy of those reporting relevant information.
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