Develop a Mission Statement
TL;DR: Determine why your ERG exists! I know this might sound fluffy and unnecessary, but a mission statement actually frames your programming for the rest of the year, providing a north star when deciding where to focus in a sea of competing priorities and ideas.
Let’s say you’re an LGBTQ group. Is your mission just to hang out with your favorite queers? To educate allies about LGBTQ+ history? To advocate for all-gender restrooms across your company? All of the above? Now’s the time to clarify, so everyone’s on the same page.
Your mission statement can be a living document rather than written in stone. Revisit periodically or when the group feels it’s time