The Roundup
From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: January 5, 2011
Re: Washingtonians of the Year - Mary Brown & Bob Templin
In This Issue
Quick Links
Nonprofit CEO Jobs

Jobs @ Member Orgs

Deadlines & Opportunities

Nonprofit Montgomery

Nonprofit NoVA

Think Twice Campaign

Future Executive Directors Fellowship

Capital Area Foreclosure Network
Congratulations to Life Pieces to Masterpieces' Mary Brown and Northern Virginia Community College's Bob Templin who are among this year's Washingtonians of the Years. Mary and Bob join over 30 Roundtable members who have been selected as Washingtonians of the Year. Details in Jan. 2011 issue.

Corporate Philanthropy: The Washington Post's Steve Pearlstein's annual column on corporate philanthropy featured 12 Roundtable Members' partnerships (see these 12 listed here) with local corporations including the law firm of Bryan Cave and YWCA of the National Capital Area to "come up with a new status that not only freed the organization from paying future taxes but also generated three years of tax rebates."

Our EVENTS page has info on Advocacy Day in Richmond, a new CEO Table for Ten, and Saving Money Through Technology.

Our DEADLINES & OPPORTUNITIES page has info on Harvard Business School scholarships for local nonprofit CEOs, grants for work in Prince George's County, and opportunities to connect with the Catalogue for Philanthropy, Fair Chance, and CFox.

The Greater Washington Board of Trade and Jim Dinegar convenes business, civic and government leaders to collaborate on important issues throughout the region. Recent reports included one on Metro's governance structure (highlighted in The Post) and another on our regions' consumer confidence

Elizabeth Schwan-RosenwaldTaproot Foundation and Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald work to increase nonprofit's access to pro bono services.  Read the latest from Taproot on thier "Pro Bono Junkie's Blog".

  • Green Door, a mental health service provider in the District, is undergoing a significant restructuring, closing its clubhouse, according to their website. The related story in the Washington Post needed a bit more nuance, particularly in the headline.
  • DC Council Member Jim Graham is the new Chair of the Human Services Committee in the District, according to the Washington Post.
Our Twitter Member feed has the latest news  on Members.  (Email Malcolm  if we aren't listing your Twitter account.)

Holiday Recap
Here are a few holiday related items from December
The Audubon Naturalist Society's Lynda DeWitt offered tips for making holidays more eco-friendly in Patch.

Capital Area Food Bank received a donation of more than 3700 pounds of food from a local construction company, reports Citybizlist.  They were also featured in the Afro American.

Goodwill of Greater Washington's Brendan Hurley offered tips on making end-of-year donations on Fox5

Martha's Table, Miriam's Kitchen, and WEAVE were featured as great groups for end-of-year donations in The DCist.

Reston Interfaith received a donation from the German Armed Forces Command, according to Patch.

Regular Re-Cap

Report! Strengthening the Link Between Economic Development and Jobs is a new policy brief that calls for reforming the District's First Source program on jobs, according to The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region's blog. It was produced by a collaboration including DC Appleseed, DC Employment Justice Center, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and the Local Initiatives Support Collaborative (LISC).

A Wider Circle has been heavily mentioned over the past weeks in the column "A Minivan Life" - including here and here - in Patch.

ACT for Alexandria's partnership with a local marathon runner who has raised funds for Child and Family Network Centers, among other groups - was featured in The Washingtonian.

Alternative House's Judith Dittman and the National Coalition for the Homeless's Neal Donovan both commented on the challenges of being a homeless student in The Washington Post.  In a related piece, an Alternative House student was spotlighted in a video on Huffington Post.

Anybill co-sponsored the Bisnow CEO Outlook event which featured the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region's Terri Freeman, reports Bisnow.

Capital Area Food Bank hosted Sesame Street's Elmo and the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services at the unveiling of the Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget initiative, according to a USDA blog.

Carpenter's Shelter's Joe Boddie says there has been an increase in the number of clients utilizing the shelter's computer lab which opened in 2009, according to NBC Washington and WAMU 88.5FM.

CASA de Maryland's Kim Propeack questions the Secure Communities program's impact and consequences, according to The Baltimore Sun

Central American Resource Center's Saul Soloranzo is running for DC City Council's At-Large seat, according to the Washington Post, Washington Hispanic, The Washington Informer, the Washington City Paper, and El Tiempo Latino.

Class Acts Arts and Martha's Table were featured on PBS' National Business Report - MT on the impact of the economy on nonprofits and then CAA on 'Creative ways Arts Find Funding.'

The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place and Bright Beginnings partnered with The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors to fundraise and volunteer for the organizations, reports The Washington Times.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region's Linowes Leadership Awards were featured in a WAMU 88.5FM commentary by Terri Freeman as well as in The Washington Informer.  One awardee, N Street Village's Evelyn Green, was profiled on Fox5.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere commented on DC's income disparity in The New York Times. Separately,  DCFPI's report on census data was mentioned in Patch.

DC Scores' recent Poetry Slam! was covered in The Huffington Post and we heartily recommend watching two winners of the 400 contestants on NBC4 (including one on standardized tests!).

DC Vote's Ilir Zherka said they will have to be "much louder, much more intense" in defending home rule authority on WAMU 88.5.  Separately, he was interviewed in The Washington Examiner.

The Fairfax Library Foundation partnered with the Oakton Library Foundation to raise funds, according to The Connection.

The Girl Scout Council for the Nation's Capital announced that Samoa is turning 35, according to a press release.  Still, Thin Mints outsell them in our region.

The Greater Washington Board of Trade's Business Outlook 2011 survey was mentioned in The Washington Post; separately, the Board of Trade's Matt Erskine commented on DC's population growth, also in the Post.

Goodwill of Greater Washington's "trunk show" was featured on National Public Radio.  In other news, Capital One's investment of $150K for a new Goodwill retail and donation center was mentioned in The Washington Business Journal.

The Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County's Nonprofit Incubator Program was profiled in The Gazette.

The Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area's  Business Hall of Fame is featured in the Jan 2011 Washingtonian (pp. 8-9) with photos of Roundtable Board Members Ed Grenier (Junior Achievement), Catherine Meloy (Goodwill) and Jim Dinegar (Board of Trade).  Separately, JA's essay competition winners were announced in The Vienna Connection.

Mary's Center's plans to open a clinic in Takoma Park was reported on in Patch.

My Sister's Place's project Benevolent Baskets, conducted in partnership with a Severna High School teen, was featured in The Capital Gazette.

The Nonprofit Finance Fund's Thomas A. McLaughlin penned an article on scale and standardization in The Nonprofit Times.

Northern Virginia Community College's Bob Templin commented on the rise in applications for community colleges in Bloomberg.  Separately, NVCC's Pathway to the Baccalaureate program was mentioned in The Washington Post.

Northern Virginia Family Service's Stephanie Berkowitz commented on ways the recession is affecting Fairfax County in The Washington Post.

Offender Aid and Restoration volunteers who participated in Project Christmas Angel were featured in The Sun Gazette.

Public Welfare Foundation named Mary McClymont as the Foundation's new president, according to a press release.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork's partnership with American Express was noted in Culture Bully.

Tenants and Workers United's and Virginia New Majority Jon Liss challenged Herndon's new ordinance prohibiting pedestrians looking for work from flagging down cars as discriminatory, according to WAMU 88.5FM.

United Community Ministries was named one of the best nonprofits in the nation by GreatNonprofits, according to Patch.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake may partner with PACE, a program of holistic care for the elderly, according to Kaiser Health News.

WAMU 88.5 FM started the new year with a new brand and logo, according to the Washington Business Journal and a press release.  Their new slogan, 'The mind is our medium,' says all that we want to signify about WAMU 88.5 - that we embrace discussion, that we value intelligence, that we are a multi-platform content provider," according to the station's general manager Caryn Mathes. (Caryn is also a Roundtable Board Member.)

M&T logo
More events available online.

Jan 12: The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC (YNPNdc) presents Networking 101 from 6:15-8:30PM. Workshop includes networking reception.

Jan 26: Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)hosts their Volunteer Night-Thank A Thon from 5:30-8:30PM.

Jan 30: United Community Ministries' Friends of UCM hosts The Capital Steps, an evening of comedy for a cause.  Learn more on their website.

Feb 7: Young Playwrights' Theater presents Woodlawn, a new play created collaboritvely with residents and organizations throughout Ward 7 in DC.

Send us your events for us to highlight here and elsewhere.

Send your questions, comments or ideas to

Chuck Bean
Executive Director