Allyship Commitments

Allies at Work can help you manage allyship commitment logistics if you have your members use our commitment form https://tinyurl.com/allyshipcontractWe'll send you all the names and emails of anybody who signs up under your company name. We can also work with you to create a unique version for your company

Description

Contracts are commitments that allyship members choose for themselves (from a list of options). They're reminded of the commitments they selected via monthly emails, and are asked to evaluate themselves on how they've done.

Goals

  • Provide a meaningful way for men to commit themselves to the kind of actions they want to take
  • Provide actions and reflections that most men would not think of on their own (i.e. this doubles as an educational tool)
  • Monthly nudges can cause behavior change

Theory of Change

  • Providing small, consistent nudges to reflect on behavior puts identity in the forefronts of folks' brains (for a short time) consistently
  • If men across companies are signing these commitments, it can provide a sense of solidarity and connection to a larger movement

Logistics

Costs and food

Nothing

Location / Participation Size

Enthusiastic and receptive men

Other resources needed

Survey program (e.g. google forms) to capture commitments and to evaluate themselves on those commitments

Roles and responsibilities

Program lead
  • Ensure that contract info materials are available at events and that this program gets communicated through announcements and email.
  • Send tailored monthly reminders/evaluations to each person with their chosen commitments

Agenda / Program

Tips and pitfalls

  • Make sure to actually send the self-evaluation once a month. Small nudges really do make a difference over time.
  • Timeline

    The beginning of a new quarter might be a good time to launch this program.

    One month before launch / new quarter begins

    • Finalize timeline for marketing and communications
    • Finalize commitment options
    • Finalize process for sending individuals their chosen commitments and a method for self-evaluation

    Communications

    Subject: Become a male ally – low time commitment and big impact

    By now you've probably heard of the [allyship initiative]. If you're interested in becoming an ally – a man at our company who cares about gender equity (which is primarily a commitment of intention, not so much time), please take 90 seconds and fill out the allyship contract online: [link to contract]

    Let me know if you have any questions!