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2020 Diversity Dashboard Outreach Tools: You Can Help

Posted on June 17, 2020


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Outreach Tools

ELGL’s Diversity Dashboard measures the demographic data of local government leaders, and reports that information in a real-time dashboard.

No matter your favorite quote about data collection, the gist is the same: when you’re paying close attention to trends, you’re better suited to solve or fix a challenge. We know that local government leadership can more closely mirror our community demographics, and the Diversity Dashboard is the starting point to understand what leadership looks like in our communities.

ELGL relies on grassroots outreach through our members and network to distribute the quick and easy survey that asks about demographics of local government employees. This year’s survey will be sent to local government leaders working in many different positions, not just CAOs and ACAOs. We look forward to hearing from department heads, project managers, analysts, and others as we hope to get data on the diversity of more local government leaders.

This data is assembled into the Diversity Dashboard portal each week, so it can be compared and contrasted across jurisdictions by population size, form of government, state, and more.

Your assistance with grassroots outreach is appreciated; the more people who take this survey, the better the dashboard is at showing trends and statistics about what local government leadership looks like. Included below are some tools you can copy and use to encourage participation in your network. All social media images can be found in this folder. 

Tweets

The @ELGL50 #DiversityDashboard survey is live and ready for you to record your #localgov leadership demographic data! “What gets measured gets improved” and adding your org’s data helps us understand what local leadership looks like. https://publicinput.com/diversity2020

I/We took the #DiversityDashboard survey. Did you? The @ELGL50 #DiversityDashboard survey asks local government employees to collect #localgov leadership demographic data! “What gets measured gets improved” and adding your org’s data helps us understand what local leadership looks like. Once you take the survey, share this photo with your networks! https://publicinput.com/diversity2020

Facebook Posts

@Engaging Local Government Leaders annually collects data on local government leaders to better understand the demographics of city, county, and district leaders. Please take the #DiversityDashboard survey today, or share it with your local leaders for their completion. Learn more at DiversityDashboard.org!

I/We took the #DiversityDashboard survey. Did you? The @Engaging Local Government Leaders #DiversityDashboard survey asks local government employees to collect #localgov leadership demographic data! “What gets measured gets improved” and adding your org’s data helps us understand what local leadership looks like. Once you take the survey, share this photo with your networks! You can find more outreach tools for the Diversity Dashboard on elgl.org.  https://publicinput.com/diversity2020

Instagram Posts

@ELGL50 annually collects data on #localgov leaders to better understand the demographics of city, county, and district leaders. Please take the #DiversityDashboard survey today, or share it with your local leaders for their completion. Learn more at DiversityDashboard.org!

I/We took the #DiversityDashboard survey. Did you? The @ELGL50 #DiversityDashboard survey asks local government employees to collect #localgov leadership demographic data! “What gets measured gets improved” and adding your org’s data helps us understand what local leadership looks like. Once you take the survey, share this photo with your networks! https://publicinput.com/diversity2020

Email

The 2020 Engaging Local Government Leader (ELGL) Diversity Dashboard survey is live and ready for you to complete it so your community’s data is logged into an interactive dashboard measuring the demographics of local government leaders. The survey is short and only takes a few minutes to complete. You can provide responses for yourself or for your organization.

Please take the survey online here: https://publicinput.com/diversity2020. ELGL collects this information because “what gets measured gets improved,” and if we can first understand the diversity of local government leaders, we can be most effective at finding ways to increase and encourage diversity and inclusion in the local government field.

Each week, ELGL uploads the completed survey responses to the live DiversityDashboard.org site, so data can be analyzed. Your personal information will not be included, and data will not be used for any purpose other than this project analysis.

Please take the survey today so your local government is included in this year’s Diversity Dashboard!

If you want more information about ELGL, a professional association focused on all levels of government, you can check out their website here: www.elgl.org

Outreach Request

Thank you for considering this request to assist with the distribution of the ELGL Diversity Dashboard survey. ELGL is the Engaging Local Government Leaders network; you can learn more at ELGL.org.

The Diversity Dashboard collects and arrays demographic data about local government leaders in a dashboard that can be used for understanding and analysis. Your assistance in distributing the short Diversity Dashboard survey to your network/association is much appreciated; the more responses in the Dashboard, the more informative it is.

There are two ways you can help:

  • You can email out the survey with a short blurb about it. Here’s the survey and here are some sample messages.
  • Or, you can share your list and ELGL can send the survey link and an overview of the project on your behalf.

Again, thank you for your help in sharing this important survey with your organization. The saying “what gets measured gets improved” is important and with your help, we can collect a more accurate measurement of local government leadership diversity.

Graphics

You can find all the graphics in this folder and are free to use them on your social media, emails, etc.

Questions? Need some more tailored materials for your outreach? Send Allie an email at [email protected]. We’re here to help.

Visit the Diversity Dashboard main page to learn more.

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