The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement will host nonprofit advocates and policymakers at Nonprofit Advocacy Day on March 29, serving 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 state’s fiscal 2018 budget reduced grant funding by more than $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. Delaware nonprofits continue to provide critical services to improve the lives of Delaware residents and enhance the quality of life in the state.

The day will open with a rally on the eastside steps of Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, to mark the impact of nonprofit work with policymakers and kick off 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 state nonprofits. Participants are asked to share their experiences on social media using #SupportDENonprofits.

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