United Way Hosts Census Presentation for Nonprofits Oct. 3

    September 17th, 2019

    “2020 Census: Nonprofits Count!” Free Presentation by Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

    MANKATO—Greater Mankato Area United Way will host a presentation by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits regarding the 2020 census and what it means for local nonprofits.

    Community members, especially those from health and human service organizations, are invited to the free presentation “2020 Census: Nonprofits Count!” from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 3 at Blue Earth County Library in Mankato.

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    Michelle Chang, Public Policy & Equity Coordinator at Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, will present on the topic. Attendees will learn why the 2020 census matters, how nonprofits can get involved and what action steps nonprofits can take to mobilize for the census.

    Event registration required. Please visit MankatoUnitedWay.org/2020-census.

    According to Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Community Impact Director Elizabeth Harstad, United Ways across the country are taking an active role in building awareness about the importance of the 2020 census.

    “The census provides data that helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding will be distributed as well as other critical planning and development decisions,” Harstad said. “It is vital that our communities be accurately counted in order to receive a fair share of funding to go to important resources based on census data.”

    Harstad added that many populations are classified as “Hard to Count,” including young children, low-income people and people of color. “United Way is committed to ensuring that there is a fair and accurate count,” she said.

    About Greater Mankato Area United Way:

    Greater Mankato Area United Way is an independent nonprofit focused on basic needs, health and education. Part of United Way’s mission is to connect people and organizations to resources. Last year, Greater Mankato Area United Way’s programs served over 50,000 residents in its service area of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. In 2020, Greater Mankato Area United Way will support 55 programs in the four-county region.