For Immediate Release
Nonprofits to Celebrate Impact at Nonprofit Advocacy Day
DANA, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, will host nonprofit advocates and policymakers at Nonprofit Advocacy Day on March 29, 2018. This event will serve as the kickoff for celebrating April as Nonprofit Impact Month. Participants will honor the impact of their work with policymakers and advocate for stronger nonprofit/government partnership to serve the people of Delaware.
The FY 2018 State budget reduced grant funding by over $25 million, including $8.6 million of Grant-in-Aid dollars. These budget cuts resulted in a reduction in service hours and employee benefits, as well as numerous employee layoffs. Despite these challenges, Delaware nonprofits are resilient and continue to provide critical services to improve the lives of Delaware residents, and enhance the quality of life in our state.
“Delaware nonprofits are creating enormous value to Delaware, and we are looking forward to celebrating our sector’s positive impact,” stated Sheila Bravo, President and CEO of DANA. “We look forward to advocating for state investment into nonprofits and continued development of partnerships between government and nonprofit sectors so that we can collectively serve our state.” The day will open with a rally on the east side steps of Legislative Hall to mark the impact of nonprofit work with policymakers and kick off our advocacy for stronger partnerships between nonprofits and government. After the rally DANA will provide lunch to registered participants, and an opportunity to learn and discuss effective advocacy strategies. Attendees are encouraged to schedule meetings with legislators to share how their nonprofit is a critical part of the Delaware economy, and how important it is to invest in our state’s nonprofits. All participants are asked to share their experiences on social media using #SupportDENonprofits. DANA is grateful to M&T Bank for their generous support of the day’s events.
The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, DANA, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofits and the sector of Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building and research.