You are invited to a Funder and Nonprofit Census Convening on September 12 in Orlando. The purpose of the convening is to mobilize the Florida philanthropic and nonprofit communities in support of the 2020 Census in Florida. Our two organizations, Florida Philanthropic Network and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, along with Florida Nonprofit Alliance, Urban League of Broward, Florida Civic Engagement Table, and New Florida Majority, have come together to form a state-wide “2020 Get out the Census (GOTC)” initiative. Having an accurate Census is critical to the economic well-being of Florida and all of our communities.
The Funder and Nonprofit Census Convening will occur at the Guidewell Innovation Center, Lake Nona (6555 Sanger Road, Orlando, FL 32827), on September 12, breakfast at 8 a.m. and running from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Florida is among only 11 states within the U.S. that has neither budgeted state funding for the Census nor authorized a state-wide Complete Count Committee to ensure that the state population is accurately counted. The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has approved a sizeable challenge grant, and our coalition is seeking grant makers to join Coulter in financially contributing to a statewide fund, similar to philanthropic “Get Out the Census” funding efforts that have been created throughout the country. On September 12 we will discuss the plan to obtain matching funds, and the proposed methodology for distributing the funds raised to maximize its impact.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Maggie Osborn, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of United Philanthropy Forum
• Karen Narasaki JD, Consultant to Bauman Foundation on the 2020 Census and the national Census Equity Fund
• Florencia Gutierrez of the Annie E. Casey Foundation
• Ankita Patel, Director of the Northwest funder collaborative with Philanthropy Northwest
• Dr. Norin Dollard, Director of Florida Kids Count
We will also feature panels addressing how we can execute a Get Out the Count (GOTC) ground campaign. Please join us on September 12 in Orlando.