About this resource
Seeing how a new governor's proposed budget in 2019 would affect vulnerable populations like children, Alaska funders and nonprofits worked together to advocate against the cuts amidst the heated legislative debate throughout the year. In addition to raising awareness and educating lawmakers, the media and the public, organizations led a variety of unique efforts in collaboration with other funders. The eventual budget, while still containing some cuts, contained far less drastic measures. This Alaska Bright Spot demonstrates that government budget advocacy efforts can significantly impact the resources available to populations that funders serve.