Defining Civic Engagement

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A collection of definitions that show how various philanthropic institutions define civic engagement and how it connects to their strategies for change. This resource is part of the FCCP "Civic Engagement Matters" curriculum toolkit.

CENSUS ACCURACY AND THE UNDERCOUNT: Why It Matters; How It’s Measured

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At a macro level, the 2010 Census appeared to be close to perfect. The Census Bureau reported a net national overcount of 0.01% in 2010, a number not statistically different from zero. Similarly, no state had a statistically significant net undercount, according to Census Bureau estimates. But the apparent precision can be misleading and doesn’t tell the whole story. This Fact Sheet discusses what we know about census accuracy and why it matters to funders and their grantees.

Member Resource The Census Policy Framework: Field + Communications Actions

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With the decennial census just a few years away, a number of key policy decisions are being made that will determine whether we have a fair and accurate census. This framework provides advocacy strategies for policies that support a full enumeration and for protection of the American Community Survey (ACS).