The Roundup
From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: March 2, 2011
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On the morning of April 27, the Roundtable's Nonprofit Media Summit will feature the Washington Post's Steve Pearlstein followed by break out sessions with reporters and editors on Education, Health, and social issues.

Steve is the host of the On Leadership forum and a Pulitzer Prize-winning business / economics columnist - his end-of-year philanthropy column regularly features a dozen Roundtable Members. This is an opportunity to strengthen your media relationships and increase your potential visibility.  Members can sign up online to save a seat! (Free for up to 3 staff per Member organization.)

The Roundtable's Chuck Bean worries that a shutdown could further delay government contract payments to nonprofits already struggling with cashflow to cover current payment delays, according to Bisnow.  The Center for Nonprofit Advancement's Glen O'Gilvie and BOT's Jim Dinegar are also in article.

The Board of Trade held a meeting to review how to prepare for a government shutdown, according to The Washington Business Journal - BOT CEO Jim Dinegar (and Roundtable Board Member) commented on the probability of a shutdown on NBC Washington, WAMU 88.5FM, among other places.

Think TwiceMAR 9: Think Twice co-hosts a forum on DC's budget outlook.  You can learn more about more budget advocacy opportunities around our region.

FYI: The Arc of DC released their annual Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to the DC Council 2011 Oversight and 2012 Budget Hearings.

Nonprofit Energy Alliance LogoMAR 10 or 23: If you are a nonprofit in MD or DC and want to save $$ on your electric bill, check out our Nonprofit Energy Alliance and register for the Mar 10 or 23 info webinar.  26 nonprofits so far are each saving 10-20% on their energy bills, totaling about $250,000.

MAR 23 - SAVE THE DATE: The Capitol Area Foreclosure Network and the Urban Institute will host a joint event to discuss the regional foreclosure crisis on March 23.

APR 29: NEW CEO Table for Ten Series
CEO Tables for Ten are three monthly lunches with the same set of CEOs. This Table will be facilitated by Janice Frey-Angel of Melwood. Contact Malcolm for more info.

RAISE $$: Melwood offers local nonprofits to fund raise through Tickets Fore Charity - nonprofits keep 100% of proceeds from tickets they sell to the Melwood Prince George's County Open golf tournament, according to a press release. Contact Kimberly at Melwood or review their form.

More Event Info Online

Our Opportunities page is continually updated with deadlines and other information.

Our CEO Jobs has several new listings as does Jobs at Member Organizations.

Our Twitter Member feed has up-to-the-moment news on Members.


NEW RESOURCE:  The DC Bar Pro Bono Program published their Nonprofit Guide to Zoning in the District of Columbia which includes how-to steps on the zoning approval process.   



DC Action for Children's HyeSook Chung penned a column on improving early education for every child in DC in the Washington Post


Doorways for Women and Families' Caroline Jones praised the Virginia Assembly for taking steps to improve legal protections for survivors of domestic violence in The Arlington Connection.


The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless reported last week on their blog about a homeless mother who was given a touch choice: leave DC or place her kids in foster care.  The story was then picked up by the Washington City Paper with Patty Mullahy Fugere's harsh assessment.

The Alzheimer's Association of the National Capital Area has chosen Allison & Partners as their public relations agency of record for a new women's initiative, according to a press release.

The Audubon Naturalist Society's GreenKids program has partnered with another elementary school, according to The Leesburg Journal.  Separately, the Society's Delores Milmoe questions the need for the cell phone towers in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, in The Gazette.

One of Brainfood Chef's Advisory Board co-chairs, Teddy Folkman, was profiled in TBD.

The Capital Area Food Bank's distribution services are a godsend for families on food stamps, according to Fox 5.

Catalogue for Philanthropy's Kathy Jankowski presented at last week's Georgetown's Public Policy Institute conference on nonprofits and philanthropy, according to Bisnow (second item).

Two Child and Family Network Centers teachers, Arnita Willis and Tiffannie Carey, were nominated for the National Association of Collegiate Scholars by Northern Virginia Community College, according to CFNC's newsletter.

CrisisLink, the provider of 2-1-1 services in Northern Virginia, celebrated its fifth anniversary,  according to Inside NoVA.  Find out how CrisisLink can connect you and people you serve to the health and human service programs!

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute urged DC lawmakers to reconsider offering an $8 million tax break to Whole Foods, according to NBC Washington and The DCist.  Separately, DCFPI's recent report, which found that DC residents pay fewer taxes than Maryland or Virginia residents, was cited in The Washingtonian and Greater Greater Washington.

DC Scores, Metro Teen AIDS, and the Latin American Youth Center's work with The Grassroots Project, an HIV education program for middle-schoolers, was mentioned on Care2.

FACETS' Amanda Andere partnership with the First Virginia Community Bank and Commonwealth Real Estate Information Services in providing emergency shelter and more was profiled in the  Washington Post/Capital Business.

The Fishing School's participation in ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: was a partnership with many local businesses including Denchfield Landscaping, according to a profile in Patch.

Georgetown University's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership's faculty member Bea Boccalandro says "companies can better support nonprofits by leveraging their unique capabilities," according to a profile in Bisnow. FYI: There is a Mar 30 open house for their Nonprofit management Executive Certificate Program.

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital's Julie Carlson said that Girl Scout Cookie sales reached $700 million last year, according to Southern Maryland Newspapers.

Goodwill of Greater Washington's Catherine Meloy discusses the give-and-take of board service in the February issue of Smart CFO Washington.

The Latino Economic Development Corporation's partnership with The DC Small Business Development Center was mentioned in Inc.

Leadership Arlington graduated their inaugural class of the Young Professionals program, reports The Sun-Gazette. The class included staff from Arlington Community Foundation, Deloitte, and Marymount University - congratulations! Deadline for the next class - Aug 1.

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia hosted a presentation by INOVA Fairfax Hospital on the importance of Health Literacy for ESL speakers, according to their blog.

The Living Classrooms Foundation's charter school in Baltimore was mentioned in Education Week.

Loudoun Cares' Board Chair Peter Burnett was named Loudoun Chamber's first Community Leader of the Year for his continued leadership in building the the Nonprofit Center in downtown Leesburg, according to Leesburg Today and the Leesburg Patch.

The Meyer Foundation published an Open Letter to the Nonprofit Community on their Strategic Framework 2012-2014, a response to the continued economic "challenges [which] have led the Foundation to re-examine how our own reduced financial and staff resources can be used to accomplish the most good for our community at this time.

The Meyer Foundation investment to The Centreville Immigration Forum for a new worker center, reports The Connection. And their recent Exponent awardee, Sam Sweet, was named Executive Director of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, according to the Washington Informer.

Miriam's Kitchen's work with local farmers was featured in The Huffington Post.

The National Visionary Leadership Project's work collecting oral histories was mentioned in BlogHer.

The Nonprofit Finance Fund says "nonprofits need to stop begging for scraps" in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington's Planned ParenthoodLaura Meyers responded forcefully to legislative changes in Richmond that would restrict women's rights to abortion, according to the Washington Post, a Post blog, and Ms. Magazine.  A Washington Post editorial called it 'mischief.'

Reston Interfaith and The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce announced this year's "Best of Reston" award-winners, according to Patch

United Community Ministries shared the story of one family's journey through homelessness to stability in their recent newsletter.

United Way of the National Capital Area's National Marathon Team Relay was discussed on their blog.

Venture Philanthropy Partners' Carol Thompson Cole will be a keynote speaker at Harvard's Social Enterprise Conference this week, according to a press release.


More events available online.

  Mar 5: The Coalition for Homeownership Preservation in Prince George's County hosts a "Predatory Lending and Home Retention" event focused on foreclosure prevention and rescue scams, which have proliferated in the foreclosure crisis.

Mar 10: The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region partners with The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council to present Partners in Preparedness.

Mar 16: Atlas Corps celebrates 5 years, 74 Fellows, and 100K hours of service at Policy, 1904 14th St., NW.

Mar 16: Marymount's Reston Center will host a Graduate Business and Nonprofit Management Programs Information  Session on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Center - 1861 Wiehle Ave.

Mar 31: Greenbrier Learning Center presents "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," the Center's 5th Annual Reception and Silent Auction.   

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

Send your questions, comments or ideas to

Chuck Bean
Executive Director