Nonprofit programs serve an important purpose in our society, offering various services and benefits to community members. It is essential that those running these organizations ensure they are providing a safe space for everyone involved.
As a PAL program director (or anyone working to support the mission of a PAL program) it is important to remember that inclusivity itself cannot be a goal—it must become part of the culture and mission.
Inclusivity is defined as the “state or quality of being inclusive,” meaning to include all groups without discrimination. This includes individuals from different genders, cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. Achieving true inclusivity requires much more than just words—it must be expressed through action and policy.
As you strive to make your PAL program more inclusive, we have worked to develop a Nonprofit Program Inclusivity Checklist to help you evaluate your current policies and practices.
Nonprofit Program Inclusivity Checklist Infographic
Downloadable and printable Inclusivity Checklist for nonprofit programs.
Additional Resources for Leaders looking to learn more about Inclusivity in nonprofit activity programs:
- All Tips and Ideas for Creating a Safe and Inclusive Nonprofit Program
- Download the Nonprofit Program Inclusivity Checklist for printing
- Learn more about Inclusive Language on websites and in social media
- Understanding Inclusivity: Where it starts, how to support it, and why it matters for your organization, PALPartner.org, [printable PDF document], [printable Word .doc document]