Did you see the Trends in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Cooperative Community Survey from NCBA CLUSA and CDF? Emails were sent on Thursday, March 11 and again on Thursday, March 25 to every NCBA CLUSA cooperative member with a link to the brief survey. Responses will enhance the collective understanding of research-based best practices, existing efforts, and areas where more work is needed related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The survey is the first step in a two-year project to bring together cooperatives from all sectors to highlight and strengthen their role in building healthy, sustainable, and equitable workplaces and communities. CDF, NCBA CLUSA, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives are partnering on the survey. A peer learning cohort will be formed in June to catalyze and support cooperatives to strengthen their organizational impact in the areas of democratic governance and empowerment; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and financial security and advancement of workers. The work builds on NCBA CLUSA and CDF’s previous work to measure cooperative impact as defined in the ABCs of Co-op Impact framework.
Each participating cooperative will receive an advance analysis of the aggregated survey responses and one complimentary admission to the 2021 Co-op Impact Conference in October. For more information about the survey contact DEIsurvey@ncba.coop.