the GDIB

The GDIB is provided free of charge as a downloadable PDF. If you are in need of an alternate format, please contact

the GDIB

“GDIB provides a host of ideas for helping organizations and communities strive to create more diverse and inclusive environments. For many of us using the document in the Pittsburgh area, the GDIB has served as an accelerant for the advancement of our ideas and the furtherance of critical economic development and sustainability work in the region.”

Melanie Harrington
President and CEO
Vibrant Pittsburgh (A Regional Opportunity Center)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Viewing Tips

Computers and printers vary widely. Much thought has gone into the GDIB content and design. Our goal is to help readers have a positive, learning experience resulting in engagement, retention of information, and excitement about diversity and inclusion. The colors, font, and style are all thoughtfully created to attain that goal. Thus for optimal results, individual monitor and printer settings may need to be adjusted. Also note the following:

  •  View full screen, single page at 100 percent.
  • Adjust brightness controls for higher brightness.
  • If you see two or four pages side by side on the screen, adjust your viewing settings.

Printing Tips

  • Please print in color. Colors in the GDIB have intentional meaning and enhance reader understanding.
  • Use 24lb. or 28lb. bright white or higher quality paper for brighter colors and sharper print.
  • Print duplex or double sided to protect the environment and reduce cost. You will need to check your printer settings to do this.
  •  GDIB is designed to work on both US Letter and A4 paper.
  • In most cases the printer should not reduce the print size. If so, you may need to reduce your printer settings and set to Print Actual Size.
  • The GDIB should print back to front so that when you pick it up from the paper tray it should be in reading order. If not, adjust your printer settings.

Binding Tips

  • We find that a spiral binding works best. By using a clear plastic front and back cover, the vibrant colors are visible. Spiral binding allows the booklet to lie flat for easy reading and study.
  • The left side can also be stapled so that it reads like a book. However, it will not lie flat.
  • We strongly advise against using a clip in the upper left corner especially when it is printed double sided. Using a clip may seem like a good, logical, and inexpensive option but it makes the even-sided pages very difficult to read.

The GDIB helps organizations determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. It is a free downloadable PDF  that can be used by submitting the Permission Agreement. To properly view and print the GDIB, you will need Adobe Acrobat.