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From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: April 8, 2011
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The Roundtable's Chuck Bean participated in a press conference with
the Board of Trade's Jim Dinegar and others on the local impact of a Federal Government shutdown.  The Roundtable was included in
follow up stories on WAMU 88.5FM, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Washington Business Journal.


150 have RSVPd - we will likely be at capacity at our four panel discussions - Health, Education, Arts, and Social Issues. Update:  NBC4's Lauren Dunn has been added to the panel on health - with less than 10 seats left. 
Members can register for free.



Related FYI:

April 14: Free online 90-minute social media training for "grassroots advocates fighting poverty."  Register Online


Think TwiceDistrict of Columbia
Mayor Gray released his budget proposal closing a $322 million gap with revenue enhancements and spending cuts. Of the cuts proposed, human services account for 67%. The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere said the cuts target health and human services, which make up only 26% of the budget, in The Washington Post and The Afro American.

Loudoun Times-Mirror editorial said, "We believe that the county's neediest are underserved by this budget, especially in county contributions to nonprofits."

Governor McDonnell vetoed restored funding to Healthy Families Virginia, the Children's Health Insurance Program and Community Action Centers.   VA residents can contact Senators and Delegates to let them know about the value of these programs.

The Commonwealth Institute's new report: Budget Cuts, Expiring Recovery Act Put Virginia Behind.

MD Nonprofits' new report: Steady Diet of Cuts is Making Maryland Sick.

The Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County's Jerry Adams discussed the impact that budget cuts on human services will have, in The Examiner.  The Community Foundation for Prince George's County's Desiree Griffin-Moore and the Coalition's Jerry Adams agreed that the County can use more objectivity in the way it partners and invests in nonprofits, according to The Gazette.

Read more in the weekly budget advocacy updates.
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Op-Eds & Opinions
The Catalogue of Philanthropy's blog has been featuing "7 Questions" to local nonprofit leaders including:
Alternative House's Judith Dittman
Center for Inspired Teaching's Aleta Margolis
Legal Counsel for the Elderly's Aaron Knight.
Literacy Council of No. Virginia's Patty Donnelly
Miriam Kitchen's Scott Schenkelberg
SCAN Northern Virginia's Sonia Quino´┐Żez

Volunteering at N Street Village is partly in tribute to Senator Kennedy, wrote his daughter Kara Kennedy in a Boston Globe op-ed.

First Lady Michelle Obama praised Unity Health Care on their 25th Anniversary in a Youtube video.

Venture Philanthropy Partners started up an Outcomes feed on Twitter. On their blog, Mario Morino offers Part 2 on The Inescapable Importance of Culture.

Voices for Virginia's Children's Mary Dunne Stewart wrote about the positive impact the Affordable Care Act has for children and young adults in Virginia in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Washington Grantmakers' Washington AIDS Partnership's Channing Wickham wrote about the real-life impacts that investments by the Social Innovation Fund, including to the AIDS Partnership, in The Hill.

ACT ACT for Alexandria's John Porter spoke at five inmates high school graduation at the Alexandria Detention Center, according to Patch. FYI: Learn more about their May 5  Generations of Giving Gala.

The Audubon Naturalist Society's Dolores Milmoe said the plan to develop local farmland along Brickyard Road should be halted while it goes through the appropriate public process in the Potomac Patch and The Potomac Almanac.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington had a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Prince William Chamber of Commerce at the Manassas Boys and Girls Club, according to a video and article in Patch.

CASA de Maryland's Kim Propeack discussed the growth of Maryland's Latino population in Patch.  And CASA's Gustavo Andrade criticized the Secure Communities program in The Huffington Post. Their petition in favor of the Maryland DREAM Act was featured on the News blog.  Separately, CASA's Helen Melton is "cautiously optimistic" about the passage of the DREAM legislation, according to Citybizlist.  Finally, CASA's engagement with the MD House of Delegates' debate on the bill was cited in The Baltimore Sun.

Catholic Charities of DC writes about  fighting food insecurity in their blog.  Their national counterpart urged Americans to open their eyes to the poverty that is around us, according to a press release.

Corporate Member Clean Currents Solar installed a 3,800 square foot solar power array on The Sheridan School's roof in DC, according to Renewable Energy Online.

Developing Families Center, the only known maternal care model in the country to combine a birthing center with early childhood development, welcomes Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on April 12, according to a press release.

DC Vote's marked the 50th anniversary of DC's right to vote for president by dubbing the day "Don't Tread on DC Day," according to WUSA9.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awarded a three-year Community College Transfer Initiative grant to Bryn Mawr College, according to a press release.

The Jewish Social Service Agency released their 2010 Annual Report, viewable online.

The  Latin American Youth Center has received the All Souls Church Neighborhood Justice Award for its Foster and Host Home programs, according to LAYC's website.  LAYC's "Let's Get It Started" Youth Job Fair was featured in The Gazette.

Metro Teen AIDS' Adam Tenner served as moderator for a Gertrude Stein Democratic Club forum for DC School Board candidates, reports The Washington Blade.  Separately, he mentioned local teen drug use has risen after a ten year decline on PressTV.

Miriam's Kitchen now not only receives vegetables from the White House kitchen garden, but also honey from the White House beehive, reports Time magazine.

Mission of Love Charities, Inc.'s Rachel Audi has filed to run for a council seat on Cheverly, Maryland's city council, according to The Gazette.

ONE DC members met with Council Member Michael Brown and his staff to discuss legislation of the Increase in Housing Affordability Act of 2011 - aimed at creating more affordable housing for DC residents - according to their newsletter.

The Reznick Group's David Kessler moderated Bisnow's MoCo Multifamily Summit, according to Bisnow.

Samaritan Inns' Jesse Washington spoke about the need for treatment in addition to housing for recovering addicts, saying "Dependency...doesn't stop just because they have a roof over their heads and food on the table," in USA Today.

Unity Health Care says a loss of family planning program funding from the federal government would be "devastating," according to National Public Radio.  Separately, Unity announced their partnership with Pathways to Housing DC and the opening of Health Works!, according to a press release.

Venture Philanthropy Partners started up an Outcomes feed on Twitter.

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Scott McNeilly talked about capacity issues at the Virginia Williams Resource Center shelter in The Washington City Paper.

The YWCA National Capital Area announced their April 29 Annual Stand Against Racism which includes a Youth Arts and Writing Challenge.

PARTNERSHIPS  Alternative House's partnership with Vienna Presbyterian Church was highlighted in The Vienna Connection.

The Arthritis Foundation's partnership with pianist Byron Janis, who has a progressive form of arthritis, was featured on ABC News.

The Capital Area Food Bank's Lynn Brantley took part in Virginia Bar Association's Legal Food Frenzy, reports Bisnow.  CAFB is partnering with DC United for the month of April for a food drive, reports Boxscore

CARECEN is partnering with DC United and their April 9 soccer match with the LA Galaxy: help them meet their goal of 250 tix and buy your tickets now.

Six Scouts from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital baked a special Girl Scout Thin Mint cupcake with the owners of Georgetown Cupcake, for the show DC Cupcakes, reports The Gazette.

Interstages is partnering with Fit Night Out for their inaugural event, according to a press release.

The Kimsey Foundation's Ray Kimsey attended an evening with James Franco to benefit the writing program for young people, 826DC, according to Bisnow.

Life Pieces to Masterpieces is partnering with Georgetown University for the Spring Sing concert, according to Vox Populi.

N Street Village's annual Gala was featured in Bisnow.

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless partnered with Georgetown University for an exhibition basketball game fundraiser between GU law students and members of Congress, reports The Hoya and CBS News
The Whitman Walker Clinic will receive part of the profits from an Atlas Performing Arts Center Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, reports Metro Weekly.


More events available online

Apr 11: The Washington DC Police Foundation hosts its CEO Dinner at the Hay-Adams Hotel.    Apr 12: Leadership Greater Washington hosts the 25th Anniversary Awards Gala & Networking Extravaganza.

Apr 15-16: Greater DC Cares hosts the Annual Servathon.

Apr 29: The YWCA National Capital Area announces the 4th Annual Stand Against Racism. To learn more about this initiative and/or to sign up as a participating visit this website.

More events available online

Send your questions, comments or ideas to

Chuck Bean
Executive Director