Who do I contact if I have questions?
You can contact the BRIDGE lead, Brooke Hill, [email protected], or email the BRIDGE team at [email protected].
Why does BRIDGE focus on US-based Humanitarian and International Development organizations?
The BRIDGE team is comprised of organizations working in the Humanitarian and International Development sectors in the United States. While we believe this benchmarking effort is needed and would be helpful on a global level, the team decided to start with a survey of US based organizations where the group had the greatest expertise.
Why did the BRIDGE Survey focus on data from US-hired workforce and not all staff?
In order to accurately analyze and compare organizations’ workforces, we are restricting our questions to be about the US-hired workforce. Initially, in BRIDGE 1.0, we called this group, US-based headquarters. Considering the shift in understanding of headquarters post-COVID, we have updated the language to better reflect the realities of how organizations are currently structured.
What is the role of the Advisory Council?
The Advisory Council was intentionally selected to capture the various organizational structures in the International Development and Humanitarian Assistance US-registered sector. This includes small businesses, non-profits, for-profits, large organizations, associations and funders. Members of the council have expertise in survey design, DEI, human resources/people and culture, and organizational leadership.
How did the BRIDGE team determine a need for this data?
A few efforts have been made recently in the industry to capture data and evidence related to DEI in the international development and humanitarian assistance sector. Efforts we have identified so far, include the following. We welcome the opportunity to learn from any other studies that we may not be aware of. Institutional level data includes but is not limited to the Quantum Impact’s 2018 State of Diversity report. GAO’s report on Diversity at USAID, various reports published by Global Health 50-50, and spot polls conducted by Humentum.
At the individual employee level, data sources include but are not limited to the Racial Equity Index’s Global Mapping Survey, spot polls conducted by Humentum, and employee surveys by Canopy Lab.
Will the BRIDGE survey run again or be expanded?
BRIDGE 2.0 is carried out by Social Impact. Resource-permitting, the BRIDGE team hopes to continue BRIDGE surveys in 2-year increments. BRIDGE could also be expanded to other sectors or in an international or project-office-focused capacity.
Have an idea on how to utilize BRIDGE? Send Brooke Hill, [email protected], an email.