Three Tips for Planning Community Events to Prepare for the 2020 Census

Blog post by Olivia Arena, Kathy Pettit
January 7, 2020

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

We are less than 100 days away from the 2020 Census. The census has wide-reaching implications for political representation, the allocation of resources, and our knowledge of America’s communities. 

Four local organizations in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a network of local organizations coordinated by the Urban Institute, recently shared advice about hosting successful events to promote the 2020 Census to residents and other local stakeholders. NNIP Partner organizations ensure their communities have access to data and the skills to use those data to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods.

Events are a powerful way to provide useful information about completing the 2020 Census and spur efforts to “get out the count.”

Based on their experiences, partners shared three tips on how best to engage communities.