Let's Talk Levers: DEI

Let's Talk Levers: DEI

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By: Ethos Giving Team

The Ethos Lever Model: DEI , Explained

The Ethos Lever Model utilizes fourteen different “Levers” by which an organization can make an impact. Each Lever serves a real opportunity to create value - but when strategically pulled together, result in a powerful and cohesive Social Impact strategy. 

In this blog series, the Ethos team breaks down each Lever - complete with expanded definitions and real-life examples - so you can best understand how to pull the right Levers through your organization's social impact work. See all 14 Levers here.

Lever: DEI

The DEI Lever refers to programs and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. An organization can’t be truly impactful without DEI – it is fundamental to social impact success.

  • If you want to get DEI right, you must measure it, manage it, and stay accountable to your goals. 
  • As always, create (and utilize) criteria to ensure DEI efforts are strategically integrated – as a starting point, all DEI initiatives should align with at least one other Lever. 

For real-life examples of DEI done well, check out Mogul’s comprehensive list of 2022’s Top 100 Companies with the Best DEI Initiatives.