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The Nonprofit Congress, an effort to bring together diverse nonprofit organizations, released its “Declaration for America’s Nonprofits,” a statement intended to demonstrate national commitment to the U.S. nonprofit sector.

The Nonprofit Congress says all nonprofits, regardless of their size, location or mission, encounter similar problems and can overcome them more effectively through increased unity.

The effort was founded by the National Council of Nonprofit Associations, based in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to bring together the nonprofit sector to “forge a common identity based on shared values; develop a unified vision and message; and exercise a collective voice,” according to its website.

The congress is calling on individuals and organizations to show their support for the sector by signing its recently unveiled declaration.

More than 1,000 nonprofit leaders and supporters from all 50 states have signed the declaration, with most of the signatures from small and mid-size nonprofits.

The Nonprofit Congress also organizes local Town Hall meetings, national meetings and encourages communication through their website’s online discussion forums.

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