Open to All’s Impact Report Highlights the Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs
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[BOULDER, CO] OCTOBER 26, 2023 — Open to All, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a thriving and inclusive nation, today announced the release of its inaugural Impact Report. Since the program’s start in 2017, Open to All has united over 70 corporate sponsors, 200 nonprofit partners, and 690,000 small businesses to send the message that everyone is welcome, valued, and respected.
The report assesses the program’s impact over the past five years, highlighting its growth, interactive programming, resources, and initiatives, such as the Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter.
“We know that building a stronger country means everyone should feel safe, respected, and accepted as they live, shop, and work. Yet far too often, we hear stories of discrimination,” said Calla Devlin Rongerude, Managing Director of Open to All. “At the core of changing our country, Open to All is a national nondiscrimination campaign based around the idea that everyone should be welcome and feel a sense of belonging. Our network of formidable nonprofit leaders and corporate partners develops innovative resources, trainings, and ongoing programming to best serve the populations in our pledge and support businesses large and small to be truly Open to All.” Open to All’s Impact Report is the result of extensive research, analysis, and interviews with key partners, offering a holistic overview of the key trends and challenges within the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Open to All issued a survey to gauge the motivations of participating businesses, the nonprofit’s most popular offerings, and key areas for organizational growth.
Since the launch of Open to All, corporations, retailers, small businesses, and nonprofits alike have come together to proudly affirm that everyone should be welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, religion, or disability.
According to survey respondents, 52% of partners joined Open to All to share and learn best practices from other businesses, researchers, and Open to All resources. 17% of respondents indicated that they joined to drive change in experiences for both employees and customers. 24% wanted to make a collective impact at the industry level more broadly.
The program has seen rapid growth in small business engagement and corporate sponsorship over the past five years. Over 694,000 small businesses have declared themselves Open to All on Yelp. With about five million small businesses on Yelp nationwide, nearly 14% have indicated they are Open to All. Over the last five years, more than 70 large brands, ranging from Ben & Jerry’s to REI to Sephora, have joined Open to All’s corporate membership program.
The Impact Report is a testament to Open to All and their partners’ commitment to building a stronger country where everyone feels safe, respected, and accepted as they live, shop, and work. The full report can be downloaded from Open to All’s website at [web address]. For more information about the Open to All coalition or today’s announcement, please visit www.OpenToAll.com.
ABOUT OPEN TO ALL: Open to All is a nondiscrimination program based around the idea that everyone should be welcomed, valued, and respected. Open to All is a growing coalition of more than 200 non-profits, including civil rights and racial justice organizations, disability groups, LGBTQ groups, faith organizations, and more. Open to All also unites thousands of large and small businesses across the country to defend the bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to the public, they should be Open to All.
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