Complete count committees

Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit

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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.


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.


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.


Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit (5 Meg Word Document)



Complete Count Committee Brochure

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View the CCC brochure from the Census Bureau, or download the Publisher file (8.5 MB) so you can customize the brochure for your own CCC activities.

Complete Count Committee Planning Database Handbook for Census 2000

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Julie Hoang provided this handbook about the planning database for San Francisco County, complete with data and maps.

Counting All Californians: Report of CCC strategy in 2000

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Counting All Californians: An Analysis of Outreach Effectiveness (PDF: 16.8 MB)

This report provided by Julie Hoang details everything from California’s strategy, its budget, outreach efforts and outcomes for implementing complete count committees for Census 2000.

  • Note: If you read the pdf report online, the links within the pdf with function properly and you will be able to access the print ads, billboards and displays, tv commercials and radio ads California used. Alternately, you can download the companion executable interface (198 MB) with those materials (after unzipping the files, open the file “Census2000.exe”).