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Pennsylvania 2015-16 Budget Impasse Impact on Pennsylvanians

PANO partnered with the United Way of Pennsylvania and the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership to administer a survey, developing a brief but compelling snapshot of how the nine (9)-month budget delay affected 176 nonprofit organizations and the clients they serve across all 67 Pennsylvania counties.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania operated for over 9 months without a budget. As a direct result of this impasse, organizations, school districts and counties have been forced to cut services, lay off critical staff, double their caseloads and go to extreme measure to continue operations.

On November 23, 2015, over 100 nonprofit organizations, foundations, United Ways, libraries and school districts came together to collectively tell their story on Stand for Pennsylvanians Day.

The campaign goal was two-fold:

• To tell the collective story of Pennsylvania citizens directly impacted by the budget impasse
• To mobilize clients and members of local communities to support the bi-partisan efforts already underway to pass the budget

The Stand for Pennsylvanians Day is a project organized by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, the United Way of Pennsylvania, the Adams County Community Foundation, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the PA State Alliance of YMCAs, the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania and a growing group of nonprofits and schools districts. See who participated here!

Stand for Pennsylvanians - Tools for the Campaign

Stand for PA Toolkit   Download Stand for Pennsylvanians - Tools for the Campaign

The tools provided allow every organization and community to develop an action plan that is specific to their local efforts. Use the toolkit below to create your messaging strategy!

Be sure to like the Stand for Pennsylvanians Facebook Page and share your organizations story there!

Automatic Email System

Use this Automatic Email System to share your story and encourage legislature and the Governor to pass the budget


Facebook Headers

Upload one of these Facebook headers to your organizations Facebook page.

Twitter Headers

Upload one of these Facebook headers to your organizations Twitter page.

Profile Pictures

Upload one of these profile pictures to your organizations social media pages.

Smart Talk: Stand for Pennsylvanians campaign to end state budget stalemate

Listen to the recording of WITF's Smart Talk: Stand for Pennsylvanians campaign to end state budget stalemate with PANO's Executive Director, Anne Gingerich, Ifeoma Aduba, Executive Director, A Woman's Place, Christopher Bigger, Superintendent, Littlestown Area School District and Megan Schreve, Executive Director, South Central Community Action Program! (Originally aired Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00AM)

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