The Roundup
From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: November 23, 2010
Re: Corporate Philanthropy At Its Best
In This Issue
The Roundtable's Chuck Bean penned an op-ed in the Capital Business challenging local business leaders to form meaningful partnerships with nonprofit. Chuck outlines five key ways for corporations to help:
  1. Give money
  2. Donate food and supplies
  3. Spend time volunteering
  4. Share workforce expertise
  5. Sponsor special events and celebrations
Roundtable corporate member Capital One is among many local businesses that will increase volunteering as an expansion of philanthropic efforts, according to the Capital Business.

Roundtable corporate members Bank of America, Geppetto Catering, Freddie Mac, Deloitte, Reznick Group, IBM and Kaiser Permanente, are among local companies volunteering help for the holidays according to the Capital Business.

"American Idol-ization" of Charities? The Roundtable's Chuck Bean says crowd-sourced giving helps to build awareness. Northern Virginia Family Service's Graham Marsden agrees. Graham says, "expect to build your base with the competition, then activate it once the competition is over, in The Washington Post.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region's Terri Freeman discussed the Foundation's giving priorities and the Foundation's focus on philanthropy since the recession, in the Washington Post.
Consumer Health Foundation's Margaret O'Bryon (Roundtable Board Member) received the Outstanding Foundation Partner award at the Association for Fundraising Professionals' National Capital Philanthropy Day. See BisNow article.

Fair Chance's Maria Nagorski was selected as 1 of 46 2010 Purpose Prize Fellows by Civic Ventures.

Frances HarrisAction Through Service in Prince William County and Frances Harris work to alleviate hunger, homelessness and domestic violence and to help people achieve self-support in the Prince William area.

  • The NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo is offering nonprofit organizations free booths space at the Expo. To reserve your booth, contact Aisha Karimah.
  • Want to recognize one or more of your business partners for going above and beyond for your organization? Email Steve Pearlstein (with the subject line: Holiday Column) to be included in his year-end holiday column celebrating extraordinary efforts by local companies on behalf of local nonprofits. Deadline: Dec 13.
Check out our pages on Opportunities & Deadlines as well as jobs for CEOs and others.

Find, Win and Manage Grants with the Maryland Governors Grant Office
Development Table for Ten
Nov 30; 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Location: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
RSVP | Open to Development Directors and CEOs

Board Chair Conversation
Dec 1; 9:00AM - 11:00AM | RSVP
Location: Meyer Foundation
The Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers facilitates a Board Chair peer-to-peer conversation on topics like: Leveraging Board Impact | Spurring Innovation | Asking The Right Questions

Check out Rick's Board-focused blog at the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Montgomery County Nonprofit Advocacy in Action
Dec 7; Noon - 1:30PM
Location: Nonprofit Village; 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
RSVP | Open to CEOs and senior leadership of members of Nonprofit Montgomery and the Nonprofit Roundtable

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NEIGHBORS IN NEED FUND - The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area announced its latest round of Neighbors in Need grants, totaling $585K. Recipients include Roundtable members Alternative House, Covenant House DC, Father McKenna Center, and many more - see the full list here.

AMERICAN EXPRESS - American Express announced a $25 million commitment to expand the American Express Leadership Academy in a press release. A survey sponsored by American Express says Americans' Faith in Nonprofits is Strong, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

A Wider Circle received donations of clothing and household items from a Montgomery County America Recycles Day event, reports Patch.

The Arlington Community Foundation announced grants of more than $162K to 52 different community nonprofits, reports The Sun Gazette. Separately, the Foundation awarded the William T. Newman Spirit of Community Award to George Varoutsos, also reported in The Sun Gazette.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington's Fredericksburg branch announced its Youth of the Month students for October, according to The Free Lance-Star.

The Campagna Center's Annual Scottish Christmas Walk was mentioned in The Mount Vernon Gazette.

Capital Area Food Bank's Lynn Brantley says this year was the most difficult in the organization's 30-year history, commenting on the record levels of Thanksgiving needs at area food banks, in the Washington Post. Separately, Capital Area Food Bank and DC Central Kitchen welcomed volunteers from TD Bank for the company's Day of Service, reports
The Washington Examiner.

Carpenter's Shelter Lissette Bishins discussed the importance of financial literacy in breaking the cycle of poverty in The Alexandria Times.

CASA de Maryland praised Prince George's County Police Chief Roberto Hylton for forging good relationships with neighborhood associations, according to WTOP.

The DC Employment Justice Center and Goodwill of Greater Washington are included in the Washington Area Women's Foundation's presentation to The White House Council on Women and Girls, according to a press release.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere criticized a DC bill that would cap welfare benefits at 5 years on MyFoxDC. Separately, the DCFPI's assertion that the city needs to add revenue while making some cuts to the budget was mentioned in The Washington City Paper.

DC Hunger Solutions' data about DC's "food deserts" was mentioned in The DCist.

DC Vote's Ilir Zherka penned an opinion piece in The Huffington Post.

Father McKenna Center's Tom Howarth presented at the 90th Anniversary of the National Council of Catholic Women, reports The Catholic Sentinel.

Fight for Children's wildly successful Fight Night fundraiser was featured in BizBash and The Washington Examiner.

The Foundation Center predicts that foundation giving will rebound slightly in 2011, according to The Philanthropy News Digest.

Geppetto Catering's Josh Carin was awarded an ECO CEO award from SmartCEO, reports Patch.

Goodwill of Greater Washington has launched a new iPhone app that will find any Goodwill retail store or donation center. Separately, Goodwill will host a holiday trunk show on U
Street in December, reports the GoodNews newsletter.

Greater DC Cares has partnered with a young woman who started a quarterly magazine for young people, according to The Washington Post.

The Metro Governance Task Force, co-sponsored by The Greater Washington Board of Trade and Greater Washington Council of Governments, has released its findings on WMTA, according to a press release.

Jewish Social Service Agency and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia have been chosen as a 2010 Mutual of America Community Partnership Merit Finalist for their collaborative partnership on the Going Places! Social Club program, according to a press release.

The Latin American Youth Center's Lori Kaplan discusses the "ingredients" in LAYC's youth development model on Lori's Blog.

The Latino Economic Development Corporation's homeownership counseling services were mentioned in The Washington Post.

The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations' Henry Bogdan commented on changes to the board of Baltimore Behavioral Health in The Baltimore Sun.

A Mary's Center fundraiser to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 300 families was mentioned in a press release.

The Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers discusses the Daring to Lead 2011 National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Metro Teen AIDS' Adam Tenner has been recognized as a Top Leader in the Fight Against AIDS by Poz. Separately, Metro Teen AIDS announced an awareness and fundraising night with the Washington Wizards on Dec. 3.

N Street Village's alternative therapies were featured in Tonic.

Northern Virginia Family Service and SERVE's Operation Turkey program was mentioned on WTOP.

The Salvation Army of the National Capital Area commented on the decrease in the number of bell-ringing hours Giant stores will allow, on WTOP.

Samaritan Inns' Hope Realized Gala was featured in Bisnow.

Voices for Virginia's Children's John Morgan expressed concern over proposed cuts to mental health services for children and adults in The News Leader.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake's partnership with the Arlington Harvest for Hope was mentioned in The Washington Post.

The Washington AIDS Partnership was mentioned for its participation in the WTT Smash Hits fundraiser in USA Today.

The Whitman-Walker Clinic issued a statement on the 12th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance in a press release.

Young Playwrights Theater'sDavid Snider is featured in an article on federal budget investments in PBS' Newshour.


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Dec 1 and 2: DC Scores presents the 13th Annual Poetry Slam!

Dec 3: CentroNia presents the Fine Arts Gala and Craft Show.

Dec 9: The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area presents the "Celebration of Civic Spirit."

Dec 16: Leadership Arlington hosts "Health Care Reform: What it Means for You and Your Organization."

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Chuck Bean
Executive Director