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From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: June 3, 2011
Re: June 8 Annual Meeting |  VOA makes $10k become $70k  | DC Budget Lingers
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June 16: Nonprofit Montgomery Legislative & Budget Wrap-Up moderated by WUSA9's Derek McGinty with State Senator Brian Frosh, Delegate Brian Feldman and County Council Members Leventhal and Riemer.

June 24: 'Your Online Presence'
For communications and development staff;  this session will be facilitated by former communications staff at the Meyer and Robin Hood foundations.

The District: Think TwiceThe D.C. Council held its first reading of the FY12 budget last week, voting on revenue measures and spending priorities.  However, negotiations will continue until June 14.  Save Our Safety Net has a solid budget recap.  Some Council Members may want to repeal revenue measures that fund critical programs and services.
ACTION: Tell the Council you want revenues preserved!

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere commented on Council member Brown's proposed budget in The Washington Examiner.

The Fair Budget Coalition reported on DC Council member Kwame Brown's proposed budget, saying that three-quarters of proposed savings from replacing the income tax will go to those making more than $200K, according to Greater Greater Washington.  In other news, the Fair Budget Coalition, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and other organizations in the Save Our Safety Net coalition were mentioned in the Street News Service.

Maryland:  The Prince GeorgeCounty Council adopted its 2012 budget last week, keeping taxes at FY11 levels and establishing County Executive Baker's $50 million Economic Investment initiative, which should include some nonprofit investments.

Frederick County Commissioners have discussed completely eliminating county funding to local nonprofits over the next three to four years, according to the Frederick News-Post.  Nonprofits have responded in part by forming Frederick 48 that includes a county-wide appeal on June 16 and 17.

More budget news online.
Our Twitter Member feed has the latest news on Members.

A Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished Government Employees were profiled in The Washington Post and The Washington Examiner

The Capital Area Food Bank is partnering with Kaiser Permanente with their Healthy Food Access in Action program, according to a press release.

CASA de Maryland organized a protest calling for a moratorium on the Secure Communities program at the Arlington County Justice Center, according to the Ballston-Virginia Square Patch.  Separately, CASA's plan to file court challenges, should a petition against the DREAM Act be successful, was mentioned in The Examiner.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Washington Post announced Horton's Kids as the winner of the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, according to Bisnow and a press release.

Children's Law Center's Judith Sandlow said "of the estimated 14-20% D.C. children who have mental health needs, the Department of Mental Health is only providing services for about 5% of them," according to the Washington Times.

Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative's Del McFadden participated in a roundtable on youth gangs, according to The Washington Informer.

The Council for Court Excellence hosted a panel on a new law expanding public access to juvenile court records, reports The Blog of Legal Times.

Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO's innovative Building Futures program was highlighted as a wise investment in an op-ed in the Washington Post's Capital Business.

DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation's Ellen London talked about summer opportunities for youth in the District including engaging local businesses, with Kojo Nnamdi's program on WAMU 88.5FM (minute 6:00).

The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates' Ram Uppuluri talked about the challenges that cuts to youth summer programs in the District, on WAMU 88.5.  Reporter Kavitha Cardoza asks, 'is this a perfect storm?'  Related OpEd in the Washington Informer: 10,000 District Youth Without Jobs, School in Heat of Summer: A Costly Formula

DC Vote's leadership in the efforts to prevent Congress's "whittling away" at home rule were mentioned in The Washington Blade.

Georgetown University's Kathy Kretman wrote No One Leads Alone: Making Leadership a Common Experience, a chapter in the new book, From Command to Community A New Approach to Leadership Education in Colleges and Universities.

The Jewish Social Service Agency's Marcus Aaron was profiled in The Washington Jewish Week.

Loudoun Cares and corporate partner Capital One partnered to plant flowers and shrubbery at Loudoun Cares' facility, reports The Loudoun Times.

REPORT: The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty has released a report card, Simply Unacceptable: Homelessness and the Human Right to Housing in the U.S. , which grades the national response to homelessness and its compliance with the human right to housing.

N Street Village clients contributed art pieces to a "junk art" garden at Luther Place Memorial Church, according to We Love DC.

Northern Virginia Family Service's SERVE program plans to expand its facility in order to serve more homeless individuals and families, reports The News-Messenger.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington's Zip or Wrap it Up: You CAN Prevent Teen Pregnancy campaign was featured in Street Sense.

Reston Interfaith has partnered with the tennis organization Tennis Serves a Cause for the tournament Raise a Racquet for Kids, the proceeds of which will benefit Reston Interfaith and the Laurel Learning Center, reports The Reston Connection.  In other news, Reston Interfaith's participation in Connections for Hope was mentioned in Herndon Patch.

The Reznick Group's David Reznick was honored by the National Association of Home Builders with the Daniel M. Grady Memorial Award, in recognition of his commitment to affordable housing, according to a press release.

Shelter House awarded The Freddie Mac Foundation with a logo award at its 30th anniversary gala, according to The Falls Church News-Press.

The Tahirih Justice Center's benefit drew support from celebrities Rainn Wilson and Debra Winger, reports The Washington Examiner.

Tenants and Workers United's Jennifer Morley commended Arlington for opting out of the Secure Communities program at a rally against deportations, reports ARL Now.

United Community Ministries worked with local dentists to provide dental care to 24 uninsured children in celebration of the dentists' practice, Operation Smile, according to The Vienna Connection.

Voices for Virginia's Children's Margaret Nimmo-Crowe was quoted in an article about misspent social service funds in The Roanoke Times.

Volunteers of America, Chesapeake's investment of $9,750 is transformed into a $72,000 position through their partnership with Volunteer Maryland, according to The GazetteRuss Snyder says, "Normally, we would not be able to have a position like this. It's a great partnership. It helps us with their mission and Volunteer Maryland with theirs."

More events available online.

June 3:  Higher Achievement presents their Summer Fundraiser  at STROGA Studios.

June 8: REGISTER NOW!  The Nonprofit Roundtable's Annual Meeting, featuring a panel discussion on 'Strengthening Government & Nonprofit Collaboration' will be the morning of June 8.

June 9:  Critical Exposure opens their Spring Exhibition of student work at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.

June 11:  The Living Classrooms Foundation presents Get Outdoors Day on Kingman Island on the Anacostia River.

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

Send your questions, comments or ideas to

Chuck Bean
Executive Director