Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Standards for Excellence Educational Resource Packet (11)


Organizations that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into their work and as part of their missions are more effective in engaging and servicing people across different cultures, backgrounds and abilities. This educational resource packet is designed to assist with your DEI work and values, challenge you to think critically about your organization, its policies, and culture, and assist you in creating a strong and effective DEI policy.

Attached at the end of this packet you will find the customizable companion documents:

  • A Glossary of Terms
  • Sample Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Self-Assessment for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Sample Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment for Staff and Boards
  • Sample Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment for Boards
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan (Source: Oyster Recovery Partnership and Bay Region Advisory LLC, Charlotte Rich)
  • Sample Cultural Competency Policy – Self Advocacy Mentoring and Support Policy (Source: The Arc
  • Central Chesapeake Region, Annapolis, MD)


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