09.06.2017 News Releases, Policy Points

Register For “Making Sense Of The Census” on October 26 In RTP

CHAPEL HILL, NC (September 6, 2017) – Today, registration opens for “Making Sense of the Census: Using Census Data for Local Change,” the first in a new series of training courses developed by South by North Strategies, Ltd.

This daylong training course will take place on October 26, 2017, at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park, which is located in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.

The course is the first in a series developed by South by North Strategies, Ltd., a research firm specializing in economic and social policy. The goal is to provide individuals working in mission-driven organizations — nonprofit, public, philanthropic, and media organizations, in particular — with a practical orientation to the data generated by agencies like the US Census Bureau.

No prior exposure to statistics or quantitative analysis is needed to benefit from the course.

“Making Sense of the Census” provides an introduction to essential census concepts and sources, along with hands-on opportunities to practice local applications. Special attention is paid to the American Community Survey. Upon completion of the daylong course (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), participants will be better able to complete such tasks as the following:

  • Define a local community in a systematic way for analysis
  • Locate needed census data
  • Create a demographic and economic profile of a community
  • Incorporate census data into reports, grants, presentations, and work documents
  • Communicate data to general audiences like boards of directors and civic leaders
More details about the course and answers to frequently asked questions are available in this online flyer. Note that registration is limited to 25 participants on a first-come basis.

The registration fee is $195/person, which may be paid by credit or debit card via a secured transaction (Square). Organizations interested in sending multiple people should e-mail courses@sbnstrategies.com to discuss group discounts.

Address any additional questions to courses@sbnstrategies.com or (919) 622-2392.

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