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Cosponsored with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, ABFE, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Council on Foundations, Economic Opportunity Funders, Florida Philanthropic Network, Forefront, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Maryland Philanthropy Network, Minnesota Council of Foundations, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Neighborhood Funders Group, NY Funder Alliance, Philanthropy California, Philanthropy Colorado, Philanthropy Massachusetts, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, Philanthropy Northwest, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders, and United Philanthropy Forum
This webinar featured state practitioners who shared how COVID-19 and the Census Bureau’s adjusted operational timeline are impacting 2020 Census outreach. Participants learned what these shifts mean in terms of immediate needs for census organizations’ programs, operations, and staff; explored creative approaches to reach historically undercounted communities; and discussed how census engagement can support long-term capacity building. Speakers included Meeta Anand of the New York Immigration Coalition, Diali Avila of the Leadership Conference Education Fund, Amanda Frickle of Montana Voices, Florencia Gutierrez of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Elena Langworthy of State Voices, Rachel Mayes of Southern Echo, and Jennifer Wells of Our Future West Virginia.