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From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: May 4, 2011
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The Roundtable and others responded to Virginia's Attorney General's advisory opinion which halted some nonprofit payments by the state, in the Washington Post.  


Local arts nonprofits will be impacted by cuts in federal arts funding - Dance Place, among others, will be adversely affected  by the 70% cut to the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs' grants, reports The Washington City Paper and The Washington PostSee an update in the City Paper. 


Housing Virginia recently published a table outlining the impacts to federal housing programs resulting from the FY11 continuing budget resolution.


Arlingtonians Facing Emergency Needs Rhea Dola commented on residents unable to pay their utility bills, in

The Sun Gazette.


Catholic Charities national counterpart criticized proposed congressional budget cuts that would cut services to the neediest Americans in Catholic Culture.


The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area's 

partnership with Groupon last week to raise funds for their

Neighbors in Need Fund, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Washington Post.


DC Hunger Solutions' Kristen Roberts discussed the difficulties facing low-income families trying to eat healthier on WAMU 88.5FM.


The Latino Economic Development Corporation reports that 72 apartment buildings have received offers of sale since September, according to the Washington City Paper.  This leaves tenants who may want to purchase their residences with a depleted Housing Production Trust Fund.  


NEW LEADERS    |    NEW NAME      

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington announced Monsignor John Enzler as their new President and CEO, according to the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and a press releaseEd Orzechowski announced his retirement earlier this year.

CARECEN announced the appointments of Executive Director, Saul Solorzano, as the new President of CARECEN and Raquel Guerricagoitia, current Manager of Administration and Program Support, as the new Executive Director, in a press release.

The Whitman-Walker Clinic's rebranding to Whitman-Walker Health was announced in a press release as well as in TBD, Metro Weekly, and The BladeDon Blanchon says that this better encompasses their work as a primary health center - including prevention and education.  Check out their accompanying television ad!


baker bulova gray leggitt speakers

June 8 Annual Meeting  

Rushern Baker, Sharon Bulova, Vincent Gray, Isiah Leggett 

Members can register 3 staff/Board online.



► May 17: Breakfast with Bob McCartney

Date: May 17, 8:00am - 9:30am
Location: Roundtable | RSVP to Eduardo

Bob is a Metro columnist with the Washington Post.  This is an opportunity for members to share trends and issues with him. 


The Freddie Mac Foundation is sponsoring two Outcomes Funding Workshops on June 14 at Freddie Mac (8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA  22102).  You must register by 4pm on June 8.  More info online.

Check out other Opportunities and Deadlines online.  Have a deadline to share? Send it to Malcolm.


Roundtable friend Darian Heyman just published Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals and the corresponding website The book "features actionable insights from fifty leading practitioners."

Bisnow highlighted several book recommendations including the Roundtable's Chuck Bean pointing to Venture Philanthropy Partner's Mario Morino's upcoming Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity and the Foundation Center's Pat Pasqual suggesting an appropriate mystery, Fundraising the Dead.

CELEBRATION Janice Kaplan, PR maven and Roundtable friend, hosted a celebration this week which included Iona Senior Services' Sally White and Good Shepherd Housing's Shannon Steene, according to Bisnow. 

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ACT for Alexandria's 3-day Spring for Alexandria - highlighting giving and service, is this weekend, according to a press release and The Connection.

Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs was named a Friday's Hero by WUSA 9.  

The Arthritis Foundation emphasized the need to expand obesity prevention after new CDC data found a relationship between obesity and arthritis, according to a press release.

The Audubon Naturalist Society's Stella Koch commented on Fairfax County's efforts to improve sustainability in The Washington Post.

The Board of Trade's Jim Dinegar showed there are different ways to demonstrate size and impact to Washington Business Journal in their annual tally of Chambers of Commerce in our region.

Byte Back's computer and job skills training program was featured in Street Sense.  Anna Gomez was their recent graduation speaker, according to her blog. (Anna is the The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications at the federal government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.)

Casey Trees issued their 2010Tree Report Card, giving DC a "C," (down from 'B-'), according to The Washington Post, the Washington City Paper. Separately, Casey Trees will be issuing weekly watering alerts, according to a press release.

The Council for Court Excellence's May 5 panel discussion on the revised DC Business Organizations Code, co-sponsored by the Roundtable, was discussed on the DC Bar website.   

DC Action for Children wrote about Fight for Children's Champions of Quality awards on their Little Citizens, Big Issues blog

The DC Bar Foundation's work with the DC IOLTA program, which provides funding for legal services for DC's low-income residents, was mentioned in The Legal Profession Blog.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Elissa Silverman authored a column on how a workforce intermediary could help lower unemployment rates in DC in The Hill Rag.

DC Vote coordinated the painting of a mural featuring a gagged George Washington on a building on U Street, reports The DCist.  DC Vote's work - and the mural - was highlighted last week on the PBS Newshour.   


Father McKenna Center's Tom Howarth's letter to the editor recognized GMU's Coach Jim Larranaga, who "was most kind to the McKenna Center and those [they] serve" in The Washington Post.    


Gelman, Rosenberg and Freidman's published an article on nonprofit operating reserves in Accounting & Audit Advisor Newsletter.  ""What is the appropriate amount to be set aside in an operating reserve?"

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital's Nancy Wood highlighted one of the region's top young Girl Scout cookie sellers in The Gazette.   


Goodwill Greater Washington is partnering with the HSC Foundation to offer Life Enrichment Grants.  Separately - they opened a new store in Waldorf, MD, according to their newsletter.  And they are partnering with Planet Green to launch a new TV show, Dresscue Me,  

The Jewish Social Service Agency, with other community partners, is launching a free dental care program for elderly clients, according to The Washington Jewish Week


Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area published their Teens and Personal Finance Survey, according to their website.

Kaiser Permanente awarded $4.2 million in grants in the first quarter of 2011 to nonprofits, including Roundtable members The Summit Health InstituteCASA de Maryland, and The Washington AIDS Partnership, according to a press release.    


The Kimsey Foundation will become one of the Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium's major donors, reports Patch.

La Clinica del Pueblo's Board of Directors is touted as a model of community engagement - nine out of the 13 board members at La Clinica del Pueblo are patients - according to AU's American Observer with accompanying videos.

The Latin American Youth Center's application to open a Career Center was approved by the DC Public Charter School Board, according to The Washington Examiner and a related press release.  It will will provide young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who have not been successful in a traditional school setting.

Leadership Greater Washington's 25th Anniversary gala was featured in the Washington Business Journal (including Atlas Theatre's Sam Sweet) and The Georgetowner.

Metro Teen AIDS and SMYAL youth were among those who spoke at the "Rally for a Bully-Free DC," reports The Washington Blade.

The Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers offers Part One and Two in a 4-part series on  what boards should know about operating reserves in his Chronicle of Philanthropy blog.  Higher Achievement's Richard Tagle (and Roundtable Board Member) engages Rick on Facebook.

N Street Village's partnership with Back on My Feet, an organization that uses running to help those who have experienced homelessness become self-sufficient, was mentioned in The Washington Examiner

The Tahirih Justice Center's Layli Miller-Muro praised journalist Lara Logan for speaking out about the sexual assault she suffered at the hands of an Egyptian mob on WUSA9.  Separately, Tahirih won an immigration case granting asylum to a woman who had suffered genital mutilation, according to a press release


Tate & Tryon discussed a provision of the healthcare reform law requiring all employers to report the value of health coverage provided to their employees on their Form W-2s in a recent newsletter.

Venture Philanthropy Partners' Mario Morino was on a panel on 'Searching for Better Practices in Social Investing' at the Harvard Business School, according to the Working Knowledge blog.


Alternative House and Northern Virginia Family Service have partnered with the ActionCOACH Virginia Kids' Charity Golf Classic, according to a press release   


Capital Area Food Bank and A Wider Circle have partnered with AU's Project Move-Out which donates students'  furniture, food, and toiletries to the two organizations, according to We Love DC. Separately, Capital Area Food Bank received 849 pounds of food from Arlington's Harvest for the Hungry food drive, reports The Arlington Connection.


Martha's Table will receive the fruits and vegetables grown in The Barnard School's organic community garden, according to Garden News.

Miriam's Kitchen welcomed volunteers from the DC Foodies Do Good group, according to The DC Event Junkie.  In other news, Miriam's Kitchen chef Ann Brown created a Pippi Longstocking costume out of chocolate and sugar for the Des Alpes Fashion Show, reports The Washingtonian

New Hope Housing and United Community Ministries will benefit from funds raised by the CROP Walk in Mt. Vernon, according to The Mount Vernon Gazette.

Reston Interfaith and the Reston Chamber of Commerce raised more than $420K for Reston Interfaith at the Best of Reston Awards, reports Patch.

SERVE Inc.'s Roberta Schreiber wrote an opinion piece thanking the community for its support of the organization's Stuff the Truck events in The Free Lance-Star


The United Way of the National Capital Area is working with Our Daily Bread to offer a variety of financial literacy and counseling classes to residents, according to the UWNCA newsletter.

Voices for Virginia's Children's Margaret Nimmo Crowe commented on the strain that Virginia's child mental health care system is undergoing in The News-Leader.


Sponsor of the 2011 Annual Meeting 
Strengthening Government & Nonprofit Collaboration 
More events available online.

May 5: The Roundtable is co-sponsoring The Council for Court Excellence's overview of "Official Code Title 29 (Business Organizations) Enactment Act of 2010," the most comprehensive change to DC's business organization laws in 140 years.

May 6: Fight for Children presents School Night with Ziggy Marley.

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

Send your questions, comments or ideas to

Chuck Bean
Executive Director