Census ABC’s for Minnesota Grantmakers

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
MCF, 800 Washington Ave N, Suite 703, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Census will be on April 1, 2020. But, in many respects, the count is happening now. Decisions are being made that will affect whether or not Minnesota has a fully-inclusive, honest, and accurate count in 2020. The recent decision by the Secretary of Commerce recommending a citizenship question be added to the 2020 Census is just one example, but it certainly caught grantmakers’ attention as 350 funders jumped onto a recent national conference call offering an emergency briefing.

There’s more grantmakers can do. 

At Census ABC’s for Minnesota Grantmakers you will learn about the importance of the census to Minnesota.

You’ll get great ideas from Marcia Avner about how to engage communities through your grantmaking and community partnerships. Marcia is a member of the Bauman Foundation board of directors and co-chair of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation’s Funders Census Initiative advisory committee.

MCF’s public policy director, Bob Tracy, will show you how you can work through MCF to help prepare Minnesota for the 2020 Census. The census is a MCF public policy priority. You can keep track of what’s happening on MCF’s web site through Policy in Focus.  Also, MCF is leading organizing efforts in the state through the Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership.

If you’re a grantmaker who is interested in creating prosperity through inclusion and equity, seeks to have an impact on education, health care, or low-income housing – areas that also require significant public investments, or you are interested in the state’s economic growth, then you should definitely attend this program and get connected to what’s happening to prepare Minnesota for the 2020 Census. You can learn more about the census by visiting MCF's Policy in Focus on the web.

Video conference participation is available for this event.  Information about connecting through video conference will be included in your registration confirmation email.

For information, contact Bob Tracy, MCF's director of public policy at 612.335.3558.

Join the MN Census Mobilization Partnership . Stay informed about what’s happening with the census by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

This event is supported by a grant from The Joyce Foundation.

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