2020 Census Partnership and Complete Count Comm

Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit

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WHAT THIS IS

A solutions workshop is a creative, collaborative, problem-solving event that brings together diverse thinkers.
The Census Solutions Workshop is specifically geared to generate new ways of communicating the importance of census data, reaching hard-to-count populations, and encouraging participation in Census Bureau surveys and programs.
The workshop consists of a specific series of activities based on a design thinking methodology that help participants get to know each other, set ambitious goals, think outside the box, brainstorm with others, and quickly develop proposals for new solutions to engage communities in the census.
This toolkit is a step-by-step guide to planning and running a successful Census Solutions Workshop.

WHO IT’S FOR

We designed this toolkit for any organization, company, or community group invested in getting out the count— and seeking creative collaborations and new ideas for doing so.

WHY IT MATTERS

A complete count ensures accurate census data that is critical for government programs, policies, and decision-making, but participation in Census Bureau surveys has declined in recent decades.
The Census Bureau has always relied on partners like you to help spread the word. We want to support you in coming up with innovative and engaging ways to reach your communities.

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Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit (5 Meg Word Document)

MORE INFORMATION?

Contact census.partners@census.gov

Complete Count Committee Planning: Washington State Example

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Complete Count Committee Planning: Washington State Example
Presented by Erica Gardner at the National SDC Annual Conference, April 10, 2018.
Find it here: https://sdcclearinghouse.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/complete-count-in-washington-state.pptx

Workbook: ORGANIZING Complete Count Committees

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Workbook: ORGANIZING Complete Count Committees
The CCC is open and inclusive, speaks the languages of all the communities within it, and builds trust by encouraging neighbor-to-neighbor awareness of the importance of an accurate census count.
Find it here: https://mn.gov/admin/assets/CCC%20workbook_3-15-18_tcm36-330543.pdf

Slidedeck: ORGANIZING for a Complete Count

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New from Minnesota State Demographic Center
Slidedeck: ORGANIZING for a Complete Count
The Census creates valuable data. Make sure your elected leaders know how your community has grown (or declined) since the last census.
Find it here: https://sdcclearinghouse.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/ccc-ppt-1-31-18.pdf

What is the Census Planning Database? webinar

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What is the Census Planning Database? webinar
The Census Planning Database pulls together small area population and socioeconomic variables relevant to public outreach and engagement. It’s available as a data file and an API. Census Bureau is developing a ROAM app for mapped presentations of the data. Webinar from January 17, 2018.
Find it here: http://dlvr.it/QBm7Hw

Ensuring Good Census Data

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Ensuring Good Census Data
The Foraker Group has pulled together a diverse group of Alaska organizations to address critical elements that are necessary for an accurate count. White papers and working group materials are available on this site.
Find it here: http://www.forakergroup.org/index.php/sector-voice/ensuring-good-census-data/