Dynamic Benchmarking Creates Award-Winning Diversity & Inclusion Study for ASAE-The Center for Association Leadership

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ASAE Receives 2014 International Diversity Innovation Award for its Association Inclusion Index.

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Diversity and inclusion continue to be hot-button issues for organizations around the world. It is an honor to contribute to ASAE’s efforts to make instituting and improving these programs easier for their members.- Betsy Delfosse, Co-founder

Dynamic Benchmarking, a provider of customized online benchmarking survey and reporting solutions, is pleased to announce that our client, The Center for Association Leadership (ASAE), has been awarded the 2014 International Diversity Innovation Award for its Association Inclusion Index. This award-winning benchmarking tool is the first and only diversity and inclusion measure of its kind designed specifically for the nonprofit sector.

Each year, Profiles in Diversity Journal recognizes companies, nonprofits and government agencies that have created innovative programs to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This year, 29 organizations were profiled and ASAE ranked 7th overall and was the only nonprofit organization to be honored. This follows the CEO in Action Award received by ASAE President and CEO, John Graham, in 2013 for his extensive efforts to develop a culture of diversity and inclusion within ASAE that, ultimately, culminated with the development of the Association Inclusion Index.

“Many nonprofit organizations out there today have 10 or fewer full-time employees,” says Graham. We wanted every organization to know your employee base doesn’t need to be a certain size for you to make gains in diversity and inclusion.”

User-friendly and affordable, the Association Inclusion Index allows nonprofit leaders to compare their Diversity and Inclusion performance to that of their peers using a secure, web-based portal. Users answer questions about their programs and receive instant quantitative and qualitative results that can be used to inform the direction and key priorities of their program.

“Now, instead of benchmarking against corporate practices, nonprofit member organizations can assess the absence or presence of D+I policies and practices against nonprofit community standards and chart a way forward,” says Alexis Terry, ASAE Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “We break the topics into five areas to create ‘bite-sized’ topics you can learn from. We also take all of the guesswork out of data analysis and interpretation, and provide actionable insights immediately.”

“Diversity and inclusion continue to be hot-button issues for organizations around the world,” comments Betsy DelFosse, Dynamic Benchmarking Co-Founder and Chief Operations and Technical Development Officer. “It is an honor to contribute to ASAE’s efforts to make instituting and improving these programs easier for their members.”

-- About Dynamic Benchmarking
Dynamic Benchmarking is a New Hampshire-based startup that delivers real-time benchmarking and data analysis solutions with the features and capabilities of custom software in a format that is easy to use and quick to deploy. Founded by a team of women entrepreneurs, Dynamic Benchmarking combines powerful, web-based technology with unparalleled industry expertise and customer care to provide best-in-class, peer-to-peer data comparison for small business, associations, large enterprises and any organization looking to tap into the knowledge of the crowd. Dynamic Benchmarking builds web-based solutions that are flexible, scalable and allow for meaningful comparison of financial and operational performance in a dynamic and interactive manner. For more information, please visit http://www.dynamicbenchmarking.com.

-- About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit http://www.asaecenter.org.

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