This SSIR Live! program will explore:
- The main challenges to the 2020 Census, and strategies and potential solutions to help ensure a fair and accurate count
- Innovative examples of cross-sector partnerships among local governments, nonprofits, and funders
- How nonprofits and foundations can get directly involved in Census 2020
A fair and accurate count for the 2020 Census is critical for political representation and for the allocation of $700 billion in federal funds. Low-income communities are especially at risk of undercounting. The operations for the Census are already in high-gear: Key decisions are being made, heads of local offices are being hired, field staff are being sourced, and outreach campaigns are being designed. In this SSIR Live! webinar, we will explore opportunities and avenues available for nonprofits, funders, and local governments to ensure your local community gets counted.
Expert speakers Maria de la Luz Garcia, Director, Census 2020 Initiative, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation; Perla Ni, CEO of Census Outreach Project and Community Connect Labs; and Gary Bass, executive director of the Bauman Foundation, will share innovative examples of cross-sector partnerships among local governments, nonprofits, and funders taking shape now in California, Utah, and Rhode Island.
Maria de la Luz Garcia is the Director, Census 2020 Initiative, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation. Perla Ni is the founder of GreatNonprofits, Community Connect Labs, and the Census Outreach Project. She leads the Census Outreach Initiative, a hub for information about how to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. Gary Bass is executive director of the Bauman Foundation and affiliated professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where he teaches about social change and advocacy. Through the Bauman Foundation, he addresses philanthropic circles on promoting a fair and accurate census, redistricting reforms, and other civic engagement issues, particularly those related to economic inequality and promoting government accountability.
This webinar will be conducted as a lively interactive program. You’re encouraged to ask the speakers questions during the session to explore this topic further. You are also welcome to join the LinkedIn group where presenters will answer additional questions after the broadcast.
Our expert panelists will share innovative examples of cross-sector partnerships among local governments, nonprofits, and funders taking shape now in California, Utah, and Rhode Island.
Who Should Attend?
This SSIR Live! program is for funders, nonprofits, and city and county government leaders interested in learning what they can do at the local, state, or national levels to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. It affords the opportunity for organizations to learn how to build capacity for outreach, engage their constituents in the civic process, and ultimately ensure their communities will continue to have access to the resources they need over the next decade. Stakeholders will come out of this program with an understanding of how to learn more and get involved in Census 2020.
Register and access the recording of the live event on-demand three hours after the webinar ends and anytime over the next 12 months. Log in with your registered email address here.
Census 2020 Initiative,
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Budget & Innovation
The Bauman Foundation
GreatNonprofits, CommunityConnect Labs, & Census Outreach Project
Stanford Social Innovation Review