10.05.2017 News Releases, Policy Points

Still Time to Register For “Making Sense of the Census”

CHAPEL HILL, NC (October 5, 2017) – Time still remains to register for “Making Sense of the Census: Using Census Data for Local Change,” a training course developed by South by North Strategies, Ltd. for professionals working in nonprofit, public, philanthropic, and media organizations.

The 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.

“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 return to their organizations 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

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

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, payable by credit or debit card via a secured Square transaction.

Agencies interested in sending multiple people should e-mail courses@sbnstrategies.com for details about group discounts. Enrolled university students also are eligible for a discounted rate; for information, e-mail courses@sbnstrategies.com.

This 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 nonprofit, public, philanthropic, and media organizations with a practical orientation to the data collected by public statistical agencies like the US Census Bureau.

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

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