From: Nonprofit Roundtable

Date: December 2, 2011 

Re:  WORLD AIDS DAY - Getting to Zero | NEW WASH POST PORTAL - We Need Your Voice! |  TWO REPORTS

In This Issue


Nonprofit CEO Jobs

Jobs @ Member Orgs

Deadlines & Opportunities

Nonprofit Montgomery

Nonprofit NoVA

Think Twice Campaign

Future Executive Directors Fellowship

Capital Area Foreclosure Network


Yesterday, Dec 1, was Worlds AIDS Day which this year was
guided by this theme: "Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths."  


The Washington Post just launched a new portal at - with corresponding areas on Facebook and Twitter - according to a press release.  We need your voice: The Roundtable is assembling a dozen CEO Members as a rapid response team for 2-6 paragraph opinion essays for their portal - let us know if you are interested or want to find out more.


Notorious to Notable: The Crucial Role of the Philanthropic Community  in Transforming the Juvenile Justice System in Washington, D.C. is a new report co-written by Venture Philanthropy's Marc Schindler, was funded in part by Public Welfare Foundation, and features several other Members including the Meyer Foundation and Prince Charitable Trusts, The report documents philanthropy's pivotal role in shutting down Oak Hill and reforming DC's juvenile justice system. 


The Council for Court Excellence released "Unlocking Employment Opportunity for Previously Incarcerated Persons in the District of Columbia," detailing the enormous obstacles to employment that those with criminal records face, according to a press release.  June Kress offered an op-ed on WAMU 88.5 and the report was featured in The Huffington Post, The Examiner, The Legal Times, The City Paper, The Washington Informer, and The Washington Post.  Editorial Comment: We found it hard not to hear or read about this report in the last 10 days.


Our Twitter Member feed always has the latest news on members. 

CForward, the PAC created by DC Central Kitchen's Robert Egger, was heavily featured in Bisnow

ACT for Alexandria's John Porter praised the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department's winter coat drive for "exceed[ing] all expectations" in The Mount Vernon Gazette.

Corporate member Anybill has partnered with The Catalogue for Philanthropy to host a community engagement hub, called "Pay It Forward," for Anybill employees, according to a press release.

Arlington Community Foundation co-founder William Newman, Jr. was featured in The Sun Gazette.

The Audubon Naturalist Society's push to protect the forest buffer between the Wheaton mall and surrounding neighborhoods was mentioned in Wheaton Patch.  In other news, the ANS is part of the community outreach team working to prepare Montgomery County residents for the plastic bag tax that will go into effect in January, reports The Gazette

A Wider Circle helped coordinate requests for Thanksgiving food baskets, which were distributed by the Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks Division of Community Service, reports Rockville Patch.  The organization's food baskets were also mentioned in Silver Spring Patch.  In other news, A Wider Circle's Mark Bergle was interviewed about the misconceptions that surround those in poverty in Wheaton Patch.  

Brainfood's fundraiser, "A Week to Benefit Brainfood," was mentioned in The Washingtonian, The Washington Post, and The DCist.

Byte Back's Kelley Ellsworth spoke about their work in the DC area in The Washington Examiner.  
The Capital Area Food Bank received a visit from President Obama and his family, who volunteered the day before Thanksgiving, according to WJLA, Voice of America, CNN - and the CAFB blog.  Separately, the CAFB's Marion Barton Peele spoke about how difficult it is for area food banks to keep up with need in The Washington Post, while the organization's Mark Kiriakou spoke about the donations of venison they get, also in The Washington Post.

In other news, the Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, and Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care partnered with Taste of the Nation DC's No Kid Hungry Food Truck Day, according to WTOP

Carpenter's Shelter has partnered with John C. Flood, Inc., which will provide donations and service work to the shelter, according to a press release.

A Casa de Maryland attorney who is working to stop the deportation of a Maryland immigrant was mentioned in The Baltimore Sun.  In other news, Casa and other organizations are calling on Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to ban racial profiling, reports WBAL.  Finally, Casa's Zorayda Moreira-Smith commented on the possibility of gentrification around the Purple Line on WAMU 88.5.

Casey Trees created a map of DC street trees showing species that are still bright with fall colors, according to Greater Greater DC.  Separately, Casey Trees received a public thank-you letter for its tree donations to the Friends of Rose Park, which was posted in The Georgetown Dish.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy's work to create a culture of giving in DC was featured in a story by the US Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Center.

Catholic Charities USA released a Thanksgiving statement on the importance of remembering the hungry.  Separately, the organization was awarded a major gift by the Walmart Foundation to expand hunger programs in rural communities, according to a press release.

Changing Our World, Inc.'s Dr. Susan Raymond opened the recent Inaugural Bipartisan Congressional Conference on Innovation in Giving and Philanthropy with a talk on ways philanthropy is shifting, according to Dowser.

The Commonwealth Institute's Michael Cassidy says that unemployment remains a huge challenge for economic recovery in Virginia on WAMU 88.5.

The Council for Court Excellence's recent report on obstacles to employment that ex-offenders face is spurring the DC Council to consider ways to encourage hiring of those with criminal records, reports The Washington Post.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area welcomed Ellen Morgenstern as its new Chief Development Officer, according to The Washington Post.

Dance Place received its first full award from the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program - the budget of which was cut by 70 percent in April - last year, reports The Washington City Paper.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere discussed the DC Council's education finance reform panel, of which he is the Chairman, in The Washington Post.  Separately, the DCFPI's Jenny Reed wrote about the Congressional Supercommittee's power to impact DC in The Hill Rag.

DC SCORES students wrote and recorded a song with hip hop artist Psalm One as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency at America SCORES, according to Midcity DC.

DC Vote's Ilir Zherka expressed his criticism of a proposed DC budget bill that would ban the District from spending its own money to fund abortions for low-income women in The Hill blog and The Washington PostWAMU 88.5 also reported on the bill.

Enterprise Community Partners' David Bowers penned an opinion piece on his organization's partnership with local faith communities to increase the availability of affordable housing in The Washington Post.  Separately, ECP's program to support the efforts of churches to create affordable housing was mentioned in The Washington Informer.

The Fairfax Library Foundation was part of a new Reston Staples grand opening; the store celebrated by making a donation to the Foundation, reports Reston Patch.

Fannie Mae's final Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall was featured in The Washington Post.

Fight for Children's
Fight Night was featured in BizBash.


The Freddie Mac Foundation is sponsoring a new initiative to reduce homelessness 15 percent across Virginia, according to RealEstateRama. 


Goodwill of Greater Washington's Michael Frohm was interviewed in The Washington Post.  Separately, Goodwill's unique business model was also discussed in The Washington Post.

The Health Action Forum of Prince George's County is partnering with two other local organizations to form the Prince George's Care Access Network Health Information and Resource Initiative, according to a press release.

HomeAid Northern Virginia and Reston Interfaith were mentioned in an article on the new homeless in The Fairfax Times.
Ash Kociewicz spoke about the growing number of Latino-owned businesses in DC on NBC Washington and WAMU 88.5.  Separately, the LEDC's Emily Coronado was quoted in a piece about Small Business Saturday in Fronteras.
member and publisher of The Washington Informer, Denise Rolark Barnes, was recognized with a Summit Health Institute for Research and Education Community Champion Award, according to The Washington Informer.
The Living Classrooms Foundation's 25-year-old schooner, the Lady Maryland, will soon undergo renovation and repairs, reports The Baltimore Sun.  The ship was also featured in
Miriam's Kitchen was featured on the Community Wealth Ventures blog   Separately, the organization recently
welcomed Finnish Embassy's executive chef, who prepared a traditional Finnish meal for Miriam's Kitchen's guests, reports
Miriam's Kitchen's Steve Badt commented on the importance of a healthy Thanksgiving meal for their guests in
USA Today.  Finally, the organization has been chosen as Ford's Theatre's 2011 partner charity during its production of A Christmas Carol, according to this video and the theatre's
Northern Virginia Community College's Robert Templin discussed how many different meanings "college ready" can have in The Atlantic.  Separately, NVCC's Allison Butler took part in a panel on the importance of self-advocacy for disabled college students, according to The Examiner.
Northern Virginia Family Service's CARE Awards for family-friendly businesses were mentioned in The Sun Gazette.  Separately, NVFS was honored with the Nonprofit Leadership Award by Leadership Fairfax, and the Nonprofit Care Provider Project of the Year by HomeAid Northern Virginia, according to a press release.
Reston Interfaith is partnering with The Bike Lane in Reston to give 25 bicycles and helmets to children this year, reports
Reston Patch.  In other news, Reston Interfaith is one of several sponsors of Reston's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, according to
Shelter House, Inc. is partnering with Barnes and Noble Fairfax to ensure that children at the organization's Katherine Hanley shelter receive books for the holidays, according to
The Taproot Foundation's Aaron Hurst writes "It's harder to run a nonprofit than a company" in The Huffington Post.

The Urban Alliance partnered with Stone Soup Films to produce a documentary capturing the essence the their work.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake raised funds for their Residential Center at a recent gala, reports The Sun Gazette.  Separately, two VOA shelters' Thanksgiving meals for residents were featured in Leesburg Today, Viva Loudoun, and The Potomac Local.

A 2010 report on women-owned businesses authored by
The Washington Area Women's FoundationThe Urban Institute, and The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, in partnership with The Institute for Women's Policy Research, was mentioned on WUSA9.

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless's Andy Silver discussed whether the Franklin School should be reopened as a homeless shelter in The Huffington Post.
Separately, the Legal Clinic's Marta Beresin commented on the Occupy movement's statement that "capitalist democracy has failed 99 percent of the people" in The Washington Post.

Whitman-Walker Health's Don Blanchon received the Impact Award from Vistage International for his turnaround of WWH, according to a press release.


Our Member Events calendar has plenty more events - email us your event if it's not listed.   
 December 5: The Black Philanthropic Alliance presents its Annual Meeting , featuring a discussion with Valaida Fullwood, author of "Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists."

December 8: The East River Family Strengthening Collaborative presents their 15th Anniversary Awards Gala at the Washington Navy Yard Catering and Conference Center, 1454 Parsons Ave., SE, in DC.  
December 8: The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area presents A Celebration of Civic Spirit, which will honor Roger and Vicki Sant and the winners of the Linowes Leadership Awards.  
December 18: Join The Child and Family Network Centers for Tea with Santa at The Morrison House, at 116 South Alfred Street in Alexandria.   

 Questions? Suggestions? Corrections?

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