Happy New Year! In the last weeks of December, my family and I enjoyed some really lovely time together – cooking, eating, skating, and skiing (for the first time!). I hope that you were able to enjoy happy and healthy holidays, too.
Today, I write to share news of an upcoming Census workshops series that CCP is co-sponsoring with Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Connecticut Data Collaborative, and some of you throughout January. The Count Me in 2020 Workshop Series intends to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of the Census to Connecticut, to explain precisely how it will work, and to seek the assistance of organizations in communities statewide.
Connecticut’s nonprofits and philanthropic organizations have a special role to play in the 2020 Census. Because local nonprofits are so often known and trusted in the communities they serve, they are critical partners to encourage participation in the Census.
The workshops are free, led by U.S. Census Bureau staff, and open to all nonprofits. We urge you to attend if you’re interested in learning more, and to distribute these opportunities to your grantees.
There has been a lot of news about the Census lately, including voices from Connecticut’s nonprofit and philanthropic communities. You may want to listen to these programs, one featuring the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Jay Williams and one featuring Michelle Riordan-Nold from the Connecticut Data Collaborative:
- Where We Live: "Connecticut Nonprofits Say An Accurate Count Is Crucial In 2020 Census"
- For the People: "Counting On 2020 - Census Segments"
In case you missed it, here’s a recent update that CCP sent out about the 2020 Census.
If you’re interested in learning more about how your foundation can support Connecticut’s Census efforts, or if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
Count Me in 2020 Workshop Series
JANUARY 10: 2:30-3:30 PM, MARC Community Resources, 124 Washington Street, Middletown
JANUARY 14: 2:00-3:00 PM, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, 40 Richards Avenue, Norwalk
JANUARY 16: 9:30-10:30 AM, CT Counseling Centers, 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury (presented by the Connecticut Community Foundation)
NEW HAVEN >>
JANUARY 22: 2:00-3:00 PM, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven
JANUARY 29: 1:00-2:00 PM, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Avenue, Hartford