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Video conferencing will also be available for this program and information will be provided from Philanthropy Northwest upon registration.
The 10-year census is 3 years away, which is a huge opportunity. The data is used to allocate resources, political power and plan for the future. The success or failure of this important civic project will impact grantmaking and the communities that continue to be at risk.
Accurate census data are essential for the fair distribution of political representation at the national, state and local levels, and for the fair allocation of government resources. More than 500 billion federal and state dollars are distributed to communities based on census data. Yet historically, the census has missed disproportionate numbers of racial minorities, immigrants, children and the poor, leading to inequality in political power, government funding and private-sector investment for these communities.
Additionally, the process of ensuring accuracy is a prime organizing opportunity for communities. While the Census Bureau is responsible for collecting and managing data, community partners can help provide access to historically underrepresented communities.
Join Democracy Northwest, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and Win/Win in this workshop where we will explore philanthropy’s role in ensuring accuracy, and using the process to empower communities and develop new leaders.
- Eric Marshall, Executive Director, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation
- Alissa Haslam, Executive Director, Win/Win
Complete registration details are available here.
As with all FCCP events, the subject matter is strictly limited to non-partisan discussion as outlined in the agenda.