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TENTH ANNIVERSARY GDIB LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT PRESS RELEASE – March 29, 2016

We have provided this as a Microsoft® Word and PDF document for your use and distribution. It is our main press release and will be sent to many media outlets around the world. You are welcome to use it as is or amend it. However, please be respectful of quotes and do not alter them without permission of the person being quoted. For their contact information please see their biographical sketches.

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CUSTOMIZABLE PRESS RELEASE FOR EXPERT PANELISTS AND GDIB USERS

We encourage Expert Panelists and GDIB Users (who have signed the Permission Agreement) to customize this release and distribute it to your personal contacts; post it on your website; send it to your local media, professional organization, alumni publication, friends and family, and others.

Download GDIB 2016 Press Release Template – User

Download GDIB 2016 Press Release Template – Expert Panelist

WORKING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

Please like us and share widely. Please also see sample posts and tweets that you can use. A special thank you to Slippery Rock University’s student-run PR firm: Rock PRoductions, for guiding and creating our new GDIB Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.

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TIPS FOR SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THE GDIB

This contains general suggestions for things like adding the GDIB link to your website, using social media, and many other ideas. If you have suggestions to add to this…or success stories to tell, please contact us at GDIB@diversitycollegium.org. Permission for other uses is granted if you have signed the Permission Agreement.

Download Tips for Spreading the Word about the GDIB.

GDIB FACTS AND FEATURES

This one-page list of GDIB facts and features may be helpful to accompany an announcement, post on your website, use in a presentation, or distribute generally. Please note that it is copyrighted but you are granted permission for media use. Permission for other uses is granted if you have signed the Permission Agreement.

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OVERVIEW OF THE GDIB

This one-page description of the GDIB showing the model, how GDIB can be used, selected GDIB facts, plus how to download the GDIB, makes an excellent overview. If you want just one handout to use for general purposes, this is a good choice. Please note that it is copyrighted but you are granted permission for media use. Permission for other uses is granted if you have signed the Permission Agreement.

Download Overview of the GDIB.

GDIB BENCHMARKS SAMPLER

This one-page sample of two benchmarks at the Best Practice level for each of the 14 categories is a good choice to show what a benchmark is. It can be used as a stand-alone handout or makes a good page two (reverse side) to the Overview of the GDIB. Please note that it is copyrighted but you are granted permission for media use. Permission for other uses is granted if you have signed the Permission Agreement.

Download Benchmarks Sampler.

USING THE GDIB LOGOS, MODELS AND OTHER GRAPHICS

You are welcome to use the GDIB logos, model, and other graphics. Go to Logos, Models, and Graphics As per the Permissions Agreement, please follow The GDIB Style Guide.

EXAMPLES OF BEST PRACTICES AND APPLICATIONS

Please see the examples that have been published in GDIB newsletters and applications. We suggest checking with the contact mentioned in the article or application to be sure the information is up to date.

INTERVIEWING AUTHORS, EXPERT PANELISTS, AND USERS

Please contact us at GDIB@diversitycollegium.org.

REQUESTING GUEST BLOGS, ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND OTHER ITEMS FROM THE AUTHORS, EXPERT PANELISTS, AND USERS

Please contact us at GDIB@diversitycollegium.org.

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