Unconscious bias is everywhere. Whether or not we take notice, bias is present in our daily lives, in our relationships, at work, and in interactions with complete strangers. Bias is what happens over time – we take in millions of pieces of information every day and categorize them into different patterns, or familiarities. And that is how bias helps us make decisions daily. However, by definition, bias is “prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.”
Lever for Change is committed to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all competitions. The following resources clarify concepts related to different aspects of DEI and provide guidance on incorporating a focus on DEI into your programming and teams.
Lever for Change competitions require applicants to submit a short video with closed captioning. Full guidelines for the video are included in the competition application. The following resources showcase example videos and provide technical guidance on creating and captioning videos.
Creating a factsheet for a project can be a powerful way to communicate about your program to potential funders and other key stakeholders. Factsheets are often used for promotional and fundraising purposes and, if done well, they can help tell the story of an organization’s work in a dynamic and pithy way.
Writing for the web requires a different skill set to write for readers who tend to scan content rather than reading the full copy. The following resources provide tips to make your blogs and digital content engage readers at the top.