The Roundup
From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: May 20, 2011
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The Capital Area Foreclosure Network issued an alert this week asking for calls to Congress by today  (Fri, 5/20) on HUD-related appropriations.   Separately: CAFN has brochures in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Vietnamese, and Amharic with advice and resources. Click here for more information.

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The District:

Save Our Safety Net DC created a sign-on letter for District residents whose total household income is at least $100,000 and who support the Mayor's modest proposed tax increases.

Advocates for the restoration of funds for homeless services filled up the Wilson Building and were featured on WAMU 88.5, the Washington Times, a piece in the Huffington Post, an SOS blog, and commentaries on WAMU 88.5FM and the Washington Business Journal.

On Wed., Mayor Gray ordered a "orders sweeping government spending freeze," according to The Examiner,

"Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a budget Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin announced a $25 million cut in school funding, according to the Washington Post, Patch, and WAMU 88.5FM.

Prince George's County school budget cuts "may be smaller than officials predicted," according to The Gazette.

More budget advocacy news online.





Almost 200 people have registered for our June 8 Annual Meeting with Baker, Bulova, Grey and Leggett - have you? Members can register for free - 8am business meeting for CEOs; up to three staff can register for the 9:30am panel.


See other events online including 'Assessing Your Online Presence' for communications and development staff.

Our Twitter Member feed has the latest news  on Members.

Record number of Americans receiving food stamps - USA Today reports that 44 million, or one in seven, Americans now receive SNAP/food stamps. 

An Audubon Naturalist Society member commented on the poor condition of Silver Creek in Kensington in The Gazette.

Capital One's week-long "Investing for Good" program wraps up this weekend and was featured as the Heart of the City in The Examiner as well as in The Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Washington Informer. Check out their related Facebook page.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement's Glen O'Gilvie spoke about the difficulties high gas prices are posing for nonprofits on the PBS Nightly Business Report.

Emmaus Senior Services and IONA Senior Services were listed as two of the LGBT senior-friendly organizations in DC in The Washington Blade.

A FACETS client, who is now moving in to her own home with her two children, was featured in Patch. Talk about outcomes!

Fight for Children's successful fundraising efforts, including the recent 2011 School Night, were featured on Revamp.

Geppetto Catering shared their recipe for Lemon Bars in their latest newsletter.

IONA Senior Services' Sally White offers a personal touch in her on commentary about May being Older Americans Month, an opportunity to pay tribute to care-takers, on WAMU 88.5FM. Separately, IONA hosted a workshop with the dance troupe The Trey McIntyre Project, reports The Washington City Paper.

The Latino Economic Development Corporation, For Love of Children, and Life Pieces to Masterpieces were awarded grants by Georgetown students in the "Learning by Giving" philanthropy course launched by Doris Buffett, according to The Washington Post and a press release.  The class was funded by the Sunshine Lady Foundation and the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.

Mary's Center held their grand opening of their new facilities in Ward 4 this week, according to Washington Hispanic, a press release and their Facebook page.  The opening included DC Mayor Gray, DC Deputy Mayor BB Otero, several City Council Members as well as Redskins' Donovan McNabb (who made news while there).   

Metro Teen AIDS' Adam Tenner spoke about the need for more HIV/AIDS prevention funding from the Health Department in The Body.

Three quarters of Northern Virginia Community College's  5,700 graduates will go on to four-year colleges, reports The Fairfax Times. Separately, NVCC hosted Academy Award nominee Mary Badham to discuss the impact of the book To Kill a Mockingbird, reports Patch.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork DebbyShore said that DC's new child welfare director will have to improve the city's record of preventing abuse in The Washington Post.

United Communities Against Poverty will welcome the Greater Washington Board of Trade's Jim Dinegar and other guests to their Community Reception and Open House, according to a press release.

Venture Philanthropy Partners' new book by Mario Morino, "Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity," which includes a chapter by LAYC's Isaac Castillo, was reviewed in The Economist.

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing's RECOVER program was featured on Kojo Nnamdi's show on WAMU 88.5FM.  For the family of someone who dies unexpectedly, the first painful step is often a visit to the Medical Examiner's office, Wendt Center's program with grief counselors is seen as a model program.

The Whitman Walker Clinic's Justin Goforth spoke about a study finding that early treatment of HIV can prevent its spread in Voice of America.

Women Empowered Against Violence's Katherine Maes was quoted saying "the cause of domestic violence is a choice...Someone chooses to be an abuser, chooses to be controlling," in Patch.


A Wider Circle partnered with the 2011 Potomac Spring House Tour, reports The Potomac Almanac.

Bright Beginnings' annual 5k Fundraising Race included NewsChannel8's Alison Kenworthy, according to Bisnow (check Broadway & Heroes if the link doesn't work).  Check out their photos on Facebook.

Covenant House's sold-out A Night of Broadway Starts at The ARC was star-studded success, according to Bisnow (check Broadway & Heroes if the link doesn't work).

A DC Scores Inspired Art Gala at the Corcoran Gallery featured DC United stars as well as poetry and was featured in Bisnow.

Greater DC Cares worked with Excella Consulting to forge a partnership between the firm and Homestretch, a Falls Church nonprofit, according to The Washington Business Journal.

Miriam's Kitchen's 100 Bowls of Compassion Gala was featured in Bisnow.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork partnered with the British Embassy, which hosted a benefit dinner for the organization, according to a press release and The Washington Scene.

Tahirih Justice Center's May 25 gala with Rainn Wilson (from The Office) was featured in the Daily Caller.


2011 Annual Meeting Program Sponsors


More events available online.

May 20: ActionCOACH Virginia presents its first annual Kids' Charity Golf Classic at Bull Run Golf Club to benefit Alternative House, Northern Virginia Family Service, and

CASA of Greater Prince William County. 


May 25: Serve DC -The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism is hosting their 8th Annual I Serve DC Conference.  


June 3: YNPNdc presents its Annual Spring Conference, Learn for a Day, Lead for a Lifetime.

June 6: Kaiser Permanente presents The Sustainable Food Culture Conference at the Universities at Shady Grove. 

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: The Washington DC Police Foundation presents the 6th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony at The Carnegie Institute.

June 11: The Living Classrooms Foundation, in partnership with more than a dozen public and private agencies, 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