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August 21, 2011

After Deficit Fight, Charities Face Even Deeper Cuts

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Some nonprofit leaders are creating long­-range plans for influencing the budget debate. Martin Shupack, director of advocacy at Church World Service, a global antipoverty group, was among almost a dozen religious leaders who were arrested last month while praying in the Capitol Rotunda.

United Way Worldwide this month started reaching out to its local affiliates with an urgent message: The news from Capitol Hill is grim, and they should help nonprofits in their regions brace for a possibly unprecedented budgetary fallout.

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