The commitment to engaging with BIPOC and ALAANA communities in the form of a data project is different from the general engagement for grants and other financial awards and assistance.
The AEP6 study’s process of collecting data about economic spending through audience and organizational surveys could be a brand-new concept for many organizations.
Participation may require a different level of staff support, thought space, and (yes) money. Many organizations have taken part in previous AEP studies or perhaps they have done their own data collection. Some organizations have not had the opportunity to benefit from previous advocacy efforts and structurally need support to get over the learning curve. Consider how resources can be utilized to support this effort.
Take a moment to think through the below prompts, considering how they could lead to meaningful connections.
Take a moment to think through the below prompts. Your answers to these prompts could lead to the identification of possible solutions.
Like sand through an hourglass, we will explore how to activate funding options coming in and diversify the streams of investments coming out.
What you will need to prepare for this section:
The following can help you dive into some resources, root causes, drivers, and examples of how this intentional work can be pushed forward to break disconnection, distrust, and disinvestment cycles.
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Equity data work will require a level of financial investment and provide an ROI, evidenced in data throughout the years.
Bring your team into the positive outcomes that will come from the investment.
Have your forward vision plan and short-term benefits, as well as long-term benefits.
Think through how you look at the resources you have and consider adding them to your strategic priorities and institutional awareness plan.
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