10.19.2017 News Releases, Policy Points

Register Soon For “Making Sense of the Census”

CHAPEL HILL, NC (October 19, 2017) – Only a few days remain to register for “Making Sense of the Census: Using Census Data for Local Change,” a training course developed for people 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 community applications.

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.

People interested in registering for one of the remaining spots should do so by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 24. The registration fee of $195/person may be paid by credit or debit card via a secured Square transaction.

Developed by South by North Strategies, Ltd., a research firm specializing in economic and social policy, this course is the first in a set intended to provide individuals working in social mission organizations with practical orientations to the data collected by public agencies like the US Census Bureau.

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.

Organizations interested in sending multiple people should contact South by North Strategies for details about group discounts. Enrolled university students also are eligible for a discounted rate. For information, contact courses@sbnstrategies.com or (919) 622-2392.

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