Southern Regional Census 2020 Convening

Southern Regional Census 2020 Convening

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:00am EDT
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Co-Sponsored by Grantmakers for Southern Progress, Democracy Funders Census Subgroup, State Infrastructure Fund, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and the Bauman Foundation

June 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
The Commerce Club, Atlanta, GA


The decennial census is one of the most important elements of U.S. democracy and 2020 is only two years away. The principal use of the information collected in the census, as identified in the Constitution, is to apportion seats for the U.S. House of Representatives, but the data also serve many other important purposes. Over $700 billion in federal program funding is guided in some way by the census count. A wide array of institutions across the country, from governments and businesses to nonprofits and research organizations, rely on decennial census and American Community Survey data to craft policies, plan initiatives, deliver services, and promote economic development. Foundations are no exception. Census data help funders make crucial decisions about where and how to invest their resources, and are critical for evaluating programmatic successes and failures.

We invite you to join us to learn more about the Census 2020 goals, strategies, and activities for Southern states. Come learn more about the importance of an accurate Census, challenges facing the Census 2020, and the timeline for census activities. Together we will identify Get Out The Count issues of particular relevance to communities in the South and develop strategies to obtain a fair and accurate count of Hard to Count communities in the South.

To register, please click here.

A limited number of small travel stipends are available for those that need support to attend. Contact Dwayne Marshall at to inquire. 


About Grantmakers for Southern Progress

GSP is a philanthropic solutions network organized in 2009 to engage foundations and other philanthropic organizations who fund structural change work in pursuit of a more just and equitable region and country. We are focused on supporting national and southern based Grantmakers who are seeking to learn, build relationships and support local, statewide and regional efforts led by Southerners on a quest to transform the social, economic and political conditions in the region.

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