2021 Diversity Dashboard Outreach Tools!

Posted on March 30, 2021


Diversity Dashboard Survey Live

ELGL’s Diversity Dashboard measures the demographic data of local government leaders.

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) in partnership with Civic Pulse launched an initiative that will dramatically improve the quality of data on diversity in local government. Through a series of reports, surveys, and public datasets, the organizations will produce a fuller picture of the demographics of those leading and working in our local governments. The initiative will document the gender, race, ethnicity, and age across a wide range of positions in local government. The data will allow journalists, researchers, local government leaders, and the general population to understand trends and statistics about what local government looks like and how it is changing over time. 

ELGL relies on grassroots outreach through our members and network to distribute the quick and easy survey that asks about demographics of the chief administrative officer (CAO) and assistant chief administrative officer (ACAO) in a local government unit.

Your assistance with the grassroots outreach is deeply appreciated; the more people who take this survey, the better the data will become, which will in turn help us to continue to produce insightful reporting and robust analysis about what local government leadership looks like. Included below are some tools you can copy and use to encourage participation in your network:


Tweet

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://elgl.org/dd2021

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://elgl.org/dd2021


Facebook Post

@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://elgl.org/dd2021


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://elgl.org/dd2021


Email

The 2021 ELGL Diversity Dashboard survey is live and ready for you to complete it. The goal: ELGL’s wants to build an interactive dashboard measuring and showcasing 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://elgl.org/dd2021. 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.

ELGL is teaming up with Civic Pulse, a nonprofit organization founded by recent PhD graduates from Stanford University, who are committed to gathering data on the most critical issues facing local governments. They have been surveying and gathering data on diversity in local governments as well as a number of other topics and we are excited to work with them to expand Diversity Dashboard collection and analysis this year and in the future.

Please take the survey today so your local government is included in this year’s Diversity Dashboard! https://elgl.org/dd2021


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. ELGL has partnered with Civic Pulse, who will be analyzing and creating comprehensive reporting on the results. 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

Pease use these graphics to share information about the Diversity Dashboard. Use the gold ribbon on social media to indicate that your organization has completed the Diversity Dashboard survey or the “I took the survey” graphic!

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.

Diversity Dashboard Image

Diversity Dashboard goal ribbon


Social Media or Web Ad

You can paste this ad onto your social media pages or website to advertise the Diversity Dashboard survey. Link to DiversityDashboard.org or https://elgl.org/dd2021 for a clickable graphic.

Diversity Dashboard


Questions? Need some more tailored materials for your outreach? Send us an email and we’re here to help.

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