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I am very pleased to report our Fall 2014 accomplishments in the period between September and December 2014 as follows below. In summary, ING impact surveys show the following:
- 33% increase from last year in demand for presentations and seminars
- 71% average improvement in perceptions of Muslims, by:
- Increasing knowledge about Islam and Muslims
- Dispelling stereotypes about violence and misogyny
- 93% of our Interfaith Speakers Bureau panels were rated “excellent” or “good”
- 86% of educators found ING content “very relevant”
- 97% of ING speakers were rated as “excellent” or “good”
Your support, coupled with our volunteer resources, enables us to counter prejudice and discrimination against American Muslims through education and interreligious engagement, not only in the Bay Area, but also across the country in 22 states through our affiliates.
33% Increase in demand for ING Presentations
ING speakers have had a busy fall. From September 1, 2014 to today, ING has presented to 7,500 people in 242 groups throughout the San Francisco Bay area. And in the coming months, presentations to 32 more groups are already scheduled so far in the 2014-2015 academic year. The results show a 33% increase in demand from the corresponding period last year.
71% Average Improvement in Perceptions of Muslims
ING’s impact remains strong, as shown by surveys both of students and of educators. Surveys probing knowledge of and attitudes towards Muslims and Islam are administered before and after our presentations. In Fall 2014, we received surveys from 49% of the groups experiencing these presentations, an excellent rate of return!
Here are results of a few of our evaluations, as shown in the charts below. Our full Impact Report is released in June of each year. Reports of previous years can be found here: https://ing.org/impact
Increasing knowledge about Islam and Muslims
|“My views have changed. I thought Muslims praised an idol but they pray to ‘Allah’ which means God.”|
Dispelling stereotypes about violence and misogyny
|“I thought Islam was racist towards Christians but it really is not.”
– Middle school student, Oakland
“Our ING speaker did a phenomenal job! We were very pleased with the outcome, and would like to do this every year!”
93% of our Interfaith Speakers Bureau
Panels were Rated “Excellent” or “Good”
|“Different beliefs and so much diversity on ING panels but one good cause.”
– College student, Belmont
– High school student, San Pablo
– College instructor, San Jose
– Middle school student, Oakland
86% of Educators Found ING Content “Very Relevant”
ING speakers have had a busy fall. From September 1, 2014 to today, ING has presented to 12,000 people in 240 groups throughout the San Francisco Bay area. And in the coming months, presentations to 34 more groups are already scheduled so far in the 2014-2015 academic year. The results so far show a 35% increase in demand from the corresponding period last year.
97% of ING Speakers Were Rated “Excellent” or “Good”
|“Meeting the ING speaker, wearing her conservative attire, was the best thing for our students. She was very professional and reserved, and spoke about her personal experiences.”
– Middle school teacher, Hillsborough
“The ING speaker was professional, kind, and connected very well with my students. It was a pleasure having her in my classroom!”
“The ING speaker has a gift for connecting with the students.”
ING Trustee and CEO