Friday Studies are a weekly email we share with our member organizations, providing relevant research and articles related to the nonprofit sector, grassrooots field organizing, legislative action, voter registration/GOTV, the U.S. Census, and more. 

Friday Study articles and commentaries are compiled by NCET staff and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of all Table members. If you have a question about Friday Studies or would like to submit a guest commentary, please email Angie Remington. 


The 2018 Midterm elections were historical – with voter turn spiking to levels we haven’t seen in a century. But behind and beyond that success story is the bigger story – the vast differences in voter turnout driven in large part by states’ various voting policies.

Racial–ethnic disparities in pollution exposure and in consumption of goods and services in the United States.

In addition to exploring the public’s views about the state of race relations and racial inequality in America, the survey also looks at personal experiences with racial and ethnic discrimination and the role race plays in people’s lives.

While the data is specific to Douglas County, physical and sexual violence happens across the state and is chronically underreported.

Today's study includes recommendations for organizations addressing organizational trauma. 

This week's Friday Study outlines the symptoms of organizational trauma.

The issues that arise from deep integration with traumatized communities are often viewed as interpersonal or intra-personal, however, trauma can be deeply embedded within an organization's culture.

An update from Table Members at the ACLU of Nebraska regarding their class action lawsuit against the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

The 2018 Election Protection Report details vulnerable spots in our state's election system and provides helpful recommendations for how nonprofit organizations can help address those weak points through increased voter education programs, including communication about registration, polling places, and state laws that protect voting rights.

The study looks at the correlation between listing AmeriCorps volunteer service on a resume and the likelihood of receiving a callback for a job.

In anticipation of the SOTU earlier this week, Pew Research recently released new polling on public opinion regarding a slate of issues currently facing our country.

This week we are pleased to share the recent 2018 Kids Count in Nebraska Report from our member organization, Voices for Children.

This week we are sharing a recent article from NonprofitVOTE about an organization working to alleviate the confusion around voting rights for those with past felony convictions through a website called Restoreyourvote.org.

Update on the litigation status of the citizenship question and other considerations for nonprofits impacted by Census 2020.

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