With questionnaires in the mail and the 2010 Census underway, now is the time for nonprofits to engage constituents to ensure that their communities receive an accurate count.
What can nonprofits do?
The Nonprofits Count! web site, a program of the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, provides information and resources for nonprofits to use in communicating the importance of the 2010 Census to their communities and service populations, including an online toolkit with:
- fact sheets on hard-to-count population groups
- a checklist with suggested advocacy activities for nonprofits
- information on becoming a Census Partner organization
- free posters to display in your office or service area
- archived webinars on the Census and nonprofits
In addition, many state nonprofit associations are providing information and resources on Census advocacy for local member organizations.
See the following resources for more recommendations and information:
- Nonprofit Knowledge Matters - Nonprofits and the 2010 Census
National Council of Nonprofits
- Nonprofits Count!
Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network (NVEN)
- 2010 Census
U.S. Census Bureau