|The Nonprofit Finance Fund just released data from their annual survey: Nonprofits Struggle to Meet Fast-Climbing Demand for Services. The survey offers data and talking points for responding to this economic climate. NFF's Tom McLaughlin has a related article on ROI for nonprofits in The Nonprofit Times.|
Budget Advocacy is in full swing.
► VA: "Nonprofits unite to maintain services for poor, vulnerable residents" - articles in Wash Post, Fairfax Times, The Connection, and The Examiner
► MD: Budget Update from the MD Nonprofits; "Budget Cuts Nonprofit Funds By 1/3" in Prince Georges, The Examiner
► DC: Fill out the Mayor's Budget Priority survey by 4/1; Fair Budget Coalition released their Share the Challenges, Share the Solutions report and effective website; Mayor Gray offers State of the District on 3/28
Think Twice website has more info and udpates; check out the weekly emails about budget advocacy opportunities around our region.
APRIL 27 - 1201 15th St., NW in DC 100+ have already RSVPd for our April 27 Media Summit.
Keynote: Washington Post's Steve Pearlstein, business columnist and host of On Leadership
Panels: 4 concurrent panels, each with 3 reporters:
Members can register up to 3 staff free.
- Health: WashPost, Wash Business Journal, Univisión
- Education: WAMU, WashPost, Education Week
- Arts: TBD.com, WashTimes, Wash City Paper
- Social Issues: WashPost, WJLA, Capital Community
Discounts for Nonprofit NoVA and Nonprofit Montgomery
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JAPAN EARTHQUAKE: The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area is taking donations to help victims of the Japanese earthquake through its website. The Foundation Center is gathering and posting information about the relief efforts for Japan on their website, according to a press release. The World Bank employees raised about $200,000 for the American Red Cross and three other relief agencies.
Alternative House recently welcomed a group of students from Saginaw Valley State University, according to Saginaw News.
The Audubon Naturalist Society's Mary McLean participated in a Great Falls ornithology event to help artists draw birds more accurately, reports The Great Falls Connection.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington's Montgomery County facilities have partnered with Coca-Cola and Honest Tea on a program for more healthful beverages, according to The Gazette.
The Cafritz Foundation will receive the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative first Spirited Leadership Award.
Capital Area Assets Builders' Page Schindler Buchanan had an op-ed about the Earned Income Tax Credit on WAMU 88.5FM. Their site has info for resources in DC/MD/VA in English and Spanish.
Capital Area Food Bank's Lynn Brantley responded to a new Map the Meal Gap according to the Washington Post. Lynn says, "half the people who come to the Food Bank for help are working two and three jobs and still can't pay the bills." The map offers easy data search for DC, MD, and VA.
CASA de Maryland's Enid Gonzalez said "there is simply nothing more critical than the trust between the immigrant and the authorities," commenting on programs that mix police work and immigration enforcement in New America Media.
The Employment Justice Center's Heidi Shierholz testified in support of District workers at a hearing on the DC Workforce Intermediary Establishment and Reform of First Source and Living Wage Amendment Act, according to their newsletter.
Fannie Mae's Help the Homeless programs raised $6.5 million for nonprofits in 2010, according to a press release. Among Fannie Mae's partners were the Latin American Youth Center and Northern Virginia Family Service.
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital's cookie sales for 2010 were used in an article on online polling in The Washington Post.
Goodwill of Greater Washington will be opening a new retail center in Waldorf, Maryland, according to Southern Maryland News.
The Jewish Social Service Agency's Ken Kozloff was named one of 25 CEOs You Need to Know by The Gazette.
JSSA's Senior Services Department published an article on the role of family caregivers in The Washington Jewish Week.
A Latin American Youth Center Youth Radio offered a riveting essay on 'Breaking a Cycle of Violence,' on WAMU 88.5FM. Separately, Upward Bound mentor, Jesse Avila, wrote a post on ways Education Department policies help students on The Hill's Congress Blog.
Representatives from The Meltzer Group participated in DC Sports for Good to raise funds for Athletes for Hope's GOOD GAME program, reports Bisnow.
Sasha Bruce Youthwork's Teen Outreach Program was lauded for its success at reducing the rates of teen pregnancy, school suspension, and course failure in young people enrolled in the program in The Keene Sentinel.
The Sitar Arts Center recently hosted a tea and tour of the Center with honorary guest Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan, wife of the Mexican Ambassador, according to The Georgetown Dish.
Tahirih Justice Center was included in a profile of Melanne Verveer, the first-ever U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, in iVillage.
The Washington Area Women's Foundation received a "Recognition Resolution of 2011" from the DC Council particularly for their Portrait Project, according to a press release.
The Whitman Walker Clinic recognized Elizabeth Taylor's leadership HIV/AIDS activism, according to the Washington Blade and a press release. See photos of her at the 1993 dedication of the Whitman-Walker's Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center.
Corporate Partnerships Martha's Table partnered with Evolve Technologies for the Red Nose Day fundraiser, according to Citybizlist.
N Street Village's work with C.Fox Communications as the winner of the firm's first Inspired Thought Award was mentioned in Patch.
Reston Interfaith's partnership with Clyde's of Reston to host the St. Patrick's Day race, the Running of the Leprechauns, was mentioned in Patch.
FYI: April 1 deadline for Washington Business Journal's "Business/Nonprofit Partnership Award Nominations" - a great way to highlight your corporate partnerships.
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