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One of many sessions you won’t want to miss at the CalNonprofits Policy Convention will bring together the California's Census Director, Census activists, and foundations to talk frankly about what nonprofits can do — and what only nonprofits can do — to ensure our communities are counted. For every person registered in the Census, almost $2,000 in federal money flows to their area, so hundreds of billions of federal funds, how many representatives we send to Congress, and more are at stake with the 2020 Census.

California is more than the largest state; it is the most diverse state in the nation. For the Census Bureau, whose job is to count and place every resident of our state, the challenge in California may be greater than anywhere else in the country.

Thursday, October 18 Los Angeles
Registration: $175 Members / $195 Not-yet-members
(Discounts available for multiple staff from same organization)

Census 2020 Panel Speakers


Ditas Katague is the Director of the California Complete Count – Census 2020. In 2000, as Chief Deputy Campaign Director for the Governor’s Census 2000 California Complete Count campaign, she led a groundbreaking multi-lingual, multi-media outreach effort that resulted in a mail-in return rate that outpaced the entire nation.





Dr. John Dobard is the co-creator and Associate Director of Political Voice, a program of the Advancement Project. He leads advocacy efforts to make governments more participatory and representative of the communities they serve, including through his leadership of the Census Policy Advocacy Network.







Perla Ni is a lawyer, journalist, and social entrepreneur. She leads the Census Outreach Initiative, a hub for information about how to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. Previously, Perla was the founder and publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.





Efrain Escobedo (moderator) is Vice President in charge of education and immigration programs at the California Community Foundation. Efrain has worked nationally and locally on efforts to increase citizenship, voter participation and the Census, and is recognized nationally and locally as an active leader and expert in Latino civic engagement and elections policy.




What else can you expect from the 2018 Convention?
  • Vu Le, nonprofit rockstar and author of NonprofitAF.com
  • Panel of "new wave" foundation CEOs
  • Jan Masaoka on key issues facing California nonprofits
  • Debate on Donor Advised Funds and much more!
Register here.

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