The Democracy Funders Collaborative, guided by a Census Subgroup, developed a multi-year national initiative to support a fair and accurate count for the 2020 Census. The initiative was extraordinary in terms of the number and diversity of national, regional, and local funders and census stakeholders, the multi-pronged strategy, the resources raised, and the shared commitment to a fair and accurate census count.
The Census Subgroup funded ORS Impact and Barsoum Policy Consulting to conduct a third-party assessment of key components of this initiative. The evaluation takes a higher-level view of the strategy undertaken and focuses on the overall approach and tactics used to support a fair and accurate 2020 Census. In this report, they reflect on the impact of the implemented strategy with an independent view on success.
You can also navigate to specific sections of the report with the following links:
- Evaluation Findings by Area of Focus
In addition to the report above, Barsoum Policy Consulting developed a summary of the national hubs, as well as two case studies: one on the successful multi-year appropriations advocacy to fund 2020 Census efforts, and another on the advocacy to prevent the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. To download the reports, please click below:
- Census Appropriations Advocacy: A Surgical Strategy
- Citizenship question case study (Available for download in August 2021)
- National hubs summary