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Census 2010: Resources and Information

New from Nonprofits Count

With only 35 days to go until April 1st, opportunities to access Census resources for nonprofits abound online. Some initiatives, like Nonprofits Count, offer an online form to order free materials designed to encourage participation of undercounted communities in the 2010 Census. Other groups make resources available for download or in interactive online formats, like Ya Es Hora's guide to the census questionnaire.
The following is a list of the top resources from Nonprofits Count.
Webinars
Nonprofits Count will be continuing its popular webinar series in March. We are still accepting registrations for tomorrow's webinar, "Countdown to the 2010 Census," a discussion of outreach strategies and effective messaging for reaching nonprofits' clients and constituents on the 2010 Census. The webinar will be hosted by Terri Ann Lowenthal of the Census Project and Bridgette Rongitsch, National Director of NVEN. To register, click here.

New Fact Sheets in Online Toolkit
Nonprofits Count is pleased to announce the addition of a new fact sheet series, "About the Census," to our online toolkit. Available in both English and Spanish, the "About the Census" one-page series focus on the issues around counting various constituency groups. Titles include "Counting Children," "Counting College Students," "Counting Group Quarters" and more. The fact sheets are in full color and are available for download or viewing here.

Posters and buttons
NVEN is pleased to make available two new posters promoting the 2010 Census. Hang one or both of these posters in your nonprofit's lobby, client intake area, or anywhere else constituents and community members will see them. To order a free poster, click here.
Constituency-based resources for Census 2010
The following organizations have launched constituency-specific resources, websites or campaigns on encouraging participation in Census 2010.
Ya Es Hora- The Hagase Contar website offers bilingual information on filling out the 2010 questionnaire, as well as a set of FAQs. Spanish-language posters are also available - see order form here.
Voto Latino - The "Be Counted" campaign from Voto Latino, co-founded by actress Rosario Dawson, offers site visitors a download of 25 free songs from top artists for pledging to participate in the 2010 Census, as well as a map of America showing locations and quotes from those who've already pledged, along with information on the Census form and operation itself.
NAACP- The "Yes We Count" campaign website hosts fact sheets and outreach resources, and allows you to sign up for mobile updates. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has also launched their own Census campaign, "Count on Change 2010," which gives information on what the census is, why participation in the census is vital and how you can help.
Census Bureau - The 2010 Census website includes full toolkits for constituency-based organizations of multimedia and drop-in articles. Check out their interactive "Stories of America" feature, which highlights interviews with real Americans across the country.

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