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The 2020 Alignment of Elections, Census, Redistricting and Representation: A Model for Ongoing Policy Engagement

In 2020, our nation experienced the intersection of two major participatory civic moments: a national election and a decennial census. Only every 20 years do these two events occur contemporaneously, and both could profoundly impact the direction of nonprofit policy in the United States for years to come. In our second workshop of this Election 2020 special series, foremost nonprofit policy experts were joined by leading nonprofit policy practitioners to address the intersection of the census and elections, its implications, and why it should matter to nonprofit leaders.



  • Sue Santa, Election Series Co-Developer and Adjunct Lecturer, M.S. Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University | Vice President Public Policy & Advocacy at Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Sandra Swirski, Election Series Co-Developer, M.S. Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University | Partner and Co-founder, Urban Swirski & Associates


Guest Speakers

  • Howard HusockSenior Fellow, Manhattan Institute | Contributing Editor, City Journal
  • Jeanné L. Lewis, Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer, National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy
  • Donna Murray-Brown, President & CEO, Michigan Nonprofit Association

Workshop Resources