Chris Bray, executive director for the Utah Nonprofit Association, said nonprofits are being impacted statewide. On the UNA website, nonprofit organizations affected by sequestration are encouraged to go to GiveVoice.org and share their stories of how the cuts are adversely affecting them – and ultimately that ability to help others.
“We feel the best way to demonstrate the adverse effect of sequestration on our communities is for charitable nonprofits like yours to share the stories and data of what it means to the people you serve,” the UNA website stated.
Launched by the National Council of Nonprofits, the stories posted at GiveVoice.org will be sent to national leaders in Washington, D.C., in hopes it will spur them to reconsider the expansive cuts being applied nonprofits nationwide.
“Our appeal to our leaders is: Let’s use a surgical knife (for the cuts) and not a hack saw,” Bray said, “because it feels like we’re hacking off limbs and not being strategic about it.”