New Partner Spotlight: The Center for Election Science
Founded in 2011, The Center for Election Science (CES) is a nationally-based nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to empowering people with voting methods that strengthen democracy. Through voting method reform, CES envisions a world where voters’ voices are heard and democracies thrive.
Following the events of last year, CES has taken account of their own participation in the advancement of justice and equity, paying particular attention to the people behind the voting data they manage. CES recognizes that in order to fully realize its mission, reach broader audiences, and make a greater impact, it must work internally to diversify its staff and Board to better reflect and represent the communities it seeks to serve. As a next step towards achieving this goal, CES sought a partner with broader expertise and practice in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space.
Orr Group is honored to be partnering with CES to develop a DEI strategy that reflects not only their current state, but also their long-term vision for growth. In order to do this, Orr Group is conducting a cultural assessment to determine CES’s values and goals and is developing a comprehensive and actionable strategy to build CES’s DEI platform. Once the strategy is in place, we will work with CES to ensure the successful implementation of our recommended DEI practices through training, coaching, and practical application among CES’s staff and Board. These internal transformations will naturally lead to a more diverse donor base, which in turn has the potential to expand CES’s fundraising efforts and amplify their overall impact.
We look forward to supporting CES in their ongoing efforts to create a fair, just, and equitable world, both within their organization and through the important work they do for our democracy.