Discover useful information to help educate your members on what’s at stake for the 2020 Census and encourage your members to promote a fair and accurate census count.
Public Policy Resources
Guidelines for communicating effectively about the 2020 Census are grounded in a nationwide survey and focus groups of American voters conducted by Lake Research Partners.
A leave behind for meetings with Congress on why full funding matters.
A leave behind for meetings with Congress on the importance of the American Community Survey (ACS).
Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy in this updated report. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis examines the current post-Citizens United landscape and asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.
Report from Independent Sector to review a 2005 recommendation to require a five percent payout for DAFs.
Resource page on donor-advised funds from the Council on Foundations.
This resource from the Census Project explains the importance of the American Community Survey.
This resource from the Census Project explains the importance of full funding of the U.S. Census Bureau in FY 2017.
This toolkit from the Ford Foundation provides valuable resources to help make a difference in the 2010 Census. It offers a snapshot of the 2010 Census, its implications and practical steps to ensure that everyone is counted.
Produced by The Census Project, this toolkit offers information, resource and guidance for local stakeholders who want to create a coalition to help preserve a fair and accurate decennial census and comprehensive American Community Survey (ACS).
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees infographic on national and California census undercount data.
As a part of preparing their delegations for their Hill meetings, some regional associations put together 1-2 page highlights of each Member of Congress including biographical details, legislative priorities, recent media coverage of interest, committee assignments, prior activity, etc.
This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.
How can funders work together to have an impact on public policy? PolicyWorks for Philanthropy has been asking this question as part of an effort to help affinity groups use policy engagement as a strategy to achieve shared program goals.
To those unfamiliar with Capitol Hill, the titles given to staff of Members of Congress can be confusing. In order to enable you to be most effective in communicating with Congress, we have listed the most commonly used titles and principal functions of key staff in your Representative or Senator’s office.