Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Economics of Prevention And Advocacy

As I looked at my expenses for renewals of web domains, hosting and email the economic situation hit home, but the impact of the economy goes far beyond my budget and the choices I'll need to make related to money.

From Wyoming News:
CHEYENNE -- Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming will close its doors Thursday. The child advocacy organization lost a grant that provided most of its budget. The loss makes it difficult to remain open, especially when tough times have impacted the ability to raise donations, said Stacey Obrecht, president of the agency's board of directors. "It's hard economic times for nonprofits as a whole," she added.
This agency may not be the only one focused on prevention or recovery closing at the end of 2009 or at the end of current fiscal years.

I encourage all my readers to look at where your representatives are cutting direct and indirect funding and let them know that even in tight economic times that prevention is a smart and necessary investment.

If you have the ability to give this is the time to invest in those who are doing work that is important to you.

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