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The Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Public Library are co-sponsoring a workshop for nonprofit organizations called “Making Sense of the Census”.  The workshop will take place at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor Community Room on Thursday, September 22 from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

The numbers are in from the 2010 U.S. census.  The information collected is more than just a snapshot of our time—it helps to shape our future too.  Workshop participants will learn how to use new census data and information resources to create high impact programming, present a strong case to prospective funders, and plan for the future of our community.  Presenters Steve Laue of the U.S. Census Bureau, Craig Sklenar of the City of Evanston, and Jennie Berkson of the Evanston Public Library will introduce participants to the latest demographics, the newest data tools, and other research resources available.  After gaining new understandings of local trends, nonprofit professionals and volunteer leaders will be better equipped to help our community’s residents and organizations thrive.

There is no cost to participate in the workshop, but registration is required.  For more information or to register, call the Evanston Public Library Reference Desk at 847-448-8630.

The Evanston Public Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. As a Cooperating Collection, the Evanston Public Library provides free public access to the Center’s online databases and a basic collection of Foundation Center publications as well as fundraising information and other assistance to non-profit organizations in Evanston and surrounding communities.

The Evanston Community Foundation was established in 1986 to help Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive, and just community.  The Foundation builds, connects, and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good.