The Roundup
From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: April 20, 2011
Re:  OUTRAGE ON RULING IN VA | BOARD CHAIR TABLE |  WELCOME ATLAS!
In This Issue
WELCOME ATLAS
REAL $$: BUDGETS & ENERGY
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
FEATURED SPONSOR
MEMBER EVENTS
Quick Links
Nonprofit CEO Jobs

Jobs @ Member Orgs

Deadlines & Opportunities

Nonprofit Montgomery

Nonprofit NoVA

Think Twice Campaign

Future Executive Directors Fellowship

Capital Area Foreclosure Network
OPPORTUNITIES     
2010 CENSUS & Northern VA
April 26, 9:30am-11:30am
Info & RSVP OnlineNonprofit   NoVA
Speakers include Nicole Scanniello (U.S. Census Bureau) and Lisa Sturtevant (George Mason University). 

APRIL 27 MEDIA SUMMIT

Our Media Summit next week has panels on:  
Arts reporters include TBD.com, Wash City Paper
facilitated by Cafritz Foundation's Rose Ann Cleveland

Education reporters include WAMU 88.5, Wash Post
facilitated by Center for Inspired Teaching Aleta Margolis

Health reporters include NBC4 and Wash Post, facilitated by Consumer Health Foundation's Margaret O'Bryon
Social Issues reporters include Wash Post, WTOP
facilitated by DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere

Register Online (Free for Members)


 

 

NEXT FUND DEVELOPMENT TABLE
Date: April 28, 9am-10:30am
Location:
Community Clinic, Rockville  | RSVP online

Panel includes Community Foundation for Montgomery County's Sally Rudney, WAMU 88.5's Dev't Dir Walt Gillette.     

 

NEW CEO TABLE FOR 10  

Date: April 29, 12Noon-2:00pm
Location: Tabard Inn
| RSVP to Malcolm   Janice Frey-Angel
Three lunches over three months for candid peer exchange with the same 10 CEOs. This Table is facilitated by Janice Frey-Angel, CEO of Melwood.   No cost for Members; email Malcolm to find out who else is attending. 



NEW BOARD CHAIR TABLE FOR 10
Date: May 17, 12Noon-2:00pm  
Location: Fairfax Marriott |  RSVP to Anthony
Would your Board Chair (or incoming Chair) be interested in a facilitated discussion with other Board Chairs?  Send them this unique opportunity - a Table for 10 Board Chairs, facilitated by the inimitable Pete Smith, a former Roundtable Board Member and current Community Foundation for the National Capital Region's Board member.  Convened with Nonprofit NoVA

ALSO OF INTEREST


WELCOME ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER      
Sam SweetAtlas Performing Arts Center and Sam Sweet foster the artistic growth of professional and aspiring performing artists. Sam is an Exponent Awardee and formerly Managing Director at Signature Theatre.  Atlas' recent innovative partnership with Whitman-Walker Clinic on the Elizabeth Taylor Film Tribute is a great example of collaboration between nonprofits. 
 
Atlas was the recent host for A Thousand Words photo exhibit, according to Bisnow (second item). 
Follow Atlas on Twitter and Facebook.

REAL $$:  ENERGY SAVINGS  &  BUDGET ADVOCACY  

16 Nonprofits Join Nonprofit Energy Alliance

Sixteen more nonprofits just joined the Energy Alliance and collectively they will save an estimated $76,000 in energy costs over a two-year period. Our press release says who they are and how you can join them (only in DC & MD). 

 

BUDGET RELATED UPDATES

"OUTRAGEOUS"  Virginia's Attorney General's recent ruling has stopped some state funding to nonprofits, according to the Wash Post.  On Tuesday there seemed to be some clarifications but the implications remain stark, according to today's reporting.   The Roundtable's Chuck Bean says, "This is outrageous.  In this recession, Virginians need all the help we can give them - including strong partnerships between government and nonprofits to solve social problems.  This is clearly a step backward."

 

ADVOCATES:  Washington Grantmakers has videos of four budget advocates reviewing the most pressing issues in their jurisdictions including Reston Interfaith's Kerrie Wilson, DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere, Human Services Council of Prince George's County's Jerry Adams and Montgomery's Interfaith Works' Babara Garlock. Videos average 2 min. in length.  


District:
Gray's FY 2012 Budget Leaves Little Room for Affordable Housing (DC Fiscal Policy Institute and in Street Sense)
LEDC asks about the survival of the Housing Production Trust in Wash City Paper.
Victims of Domestic Violence Need Lifeboats Not Life Preservers (commentary on WAMU 88.5FM by DASH's Peg Hacskaylo)
DC Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Services Face budget shortfall (TBD.com with quotes from DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, DASH and WEAVE.)
LEDC is likely to have a commentary on WAMU Friday morning.

Virginia:
Virginia's Attorney General Stops Some State Funding to Nonprofits, WashPost; see 4/19 update
Arlington approved its  FY12 budget including some increases in support to nonprofits; "Safey Nets Get Spending Boost," WashPost.

Maryland:
Prince George's County Council committee work sessions resume this week; sessions are open to the public.

Think  Twice


Info online and on Twitter

on advocacy in our region   
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Our Twitter Member feed has the latest news  on Members.

OUTCOMES 
The Fairfax Connection and the Reston Patch have great articles on the outcomes on Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership on Ending Homelessness - a solid example of governnent/ nonprofit partnership which includes Reston InterfaithShelter House, and United Community Ministries among others and was recognized by a National Alliance to End Homelessness Community Snapshot and video, which also featured Good Shepherd Housing.   

OUTCOMES  CASA de Maryland has been working for in-state tuition for undocumented youth and last week the Dream Act passed, according to The Baltimore Sun, the Wash Post, and front page stories in the Wash Hispanic and El Tiempo Latino. See BSun photos online. Gustavo Torres said this legal vistory was "many years in the making." A related study showed that undocumented immigrants in MD pay $275M in taxes.

TORNADO RESPONSE
American Red Cross in the National Capital Region deployed 16 local volunteers to North Carolina in response to the recent tornadoes, according to a press release.

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command teams are on their fourth day in Gloucester, VA engaging displaced families and others, according to their blog.

NEWS SUMMARY
Corporate Member Bank of America is a partner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, in coordination with the White House Community College Summit, according to a press release, which includes NVCC professor and Second Lady Jill Biden and former Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Josh Wyner.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington's Wonhee Kang was interviewed about their work in Virginia, on Cox Cable Local News. FYI: Their annual Tim Russert dinner will be on May 25.

The Coalition for the Homeless's Michael Ferrell and  Carpenter's Shelter's Lissette Bishins discussed the increase in homelessness since the economic downturn in the Washington Post, Examiner, and Patch.  You can review Mike Ferrell's powerpoint that he presented to COG's Board as well as COG's press release.

Casey Trees was a key resource in a weekend feature on Tree Trouble in the Washington Post.  They also launched a new mapping resource - the Casey Trees Plantings Map featuring Google Street View.  Check out their Open House on April 30! 

DC Central Kitchen is set to send 4,500 eggs to the White House Easter egg roll, according to photos on Flickr.

A recent DC College Success Foundation scholar Ra-Heem Jackson, a 16-year old from Woodson, was tragically murdered, according to the Washington Post

DC Hunger Solutions hosted a workshop on the DC Healthy Schools Act for more than 100 participants, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).  FRAC recently released a report showing that the national rate of food hardship in 2010 was 18%.

DC Vote's Ilir Zherka writes that "Compromise of home rule was the last straw for D.C.," in an op-ed in The Hill.   DC Vote's "sustained grassroots pressure" strategy for working to get DC the vote was called the District' "most effective tool" in The Washington Post.  Read more in BET.

Fair Chance's recent graduation ceremony featured their eight partners, according to a press release and photosAlso: Maria Nagorski talked about Fair Chance's impact on Comast Local News.

Fight for Children announced the winners of its 2011 Quality Schools Initiative Awards in a press release.  Pictures of the event are onlineFYI: Their School Night with Ziggy Marley is on May 6!

Greater DC Cares' Madye Henson was interviewed on TBD's NewsTalk about last weekend's Servathon with 8,000 volunteers (start video at minute 23). It was also featured in the Washington Post and Washington Life.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's grant recipient, the National Math and Science Initiative, was acknowledged by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House ceremony announcing the launch of the Joining Forces initiative to support military families, according to a press release.

Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area noted that Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke acknowledged Junior Achievement's impact in his comments today at the US Senate. Bernanke was a keynote at their event last October.

Leadership Arlington  announced their 2011 Leadership Legacy Awardees including AHC, Inc, Sheriff Beth Arthur, and the Liberty Tavern - who will all be celebrated on May 25 - RSVP online.

Leadership Greater Washington celebratedlgw galatheir 25th Anniversary Gala at the Newseum.  WAMU 88.5's Kojo Nnamdi received the Fannie Mae Change Agent of the Year Award, while Junior Achivement of the National Capital Area and Capital One received the Cafritz Foundation Youth Partnership Award for the Youth Finance Park, according to a press release and Facebook.

Melwood's Janice Frey-Angel talked about their imapct as an employer in an interview on Cox Cable Local News.

M&T Bank employees are volunteering their time to teach financial literacy to public school students to celebrate Financial Literacy Month, according to a press release.

Northern Virginia Community College (again) welcomed President Obama to for a town hall meeting on April 19 to discuss his plan to reduce the deficit, according to the Washington Post.  You can read the text or watch the video here - Bob Templin is seen in the first minute.

Planned Parenthood was highlighted in an oped - Five Myths About Planned Parenthood, in the Washington Post.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork's impact was the cover story in Street Sense which profiles Jasmine Williams, coordinator of Sasha Bruce's Youth Advisory Board.

United Way of the National Capital Area sponsored a short film, "Strings Dream," which addresses bullying, according to The Afro-American.

Volunteer Fairfax's recent Service Awards were featured in Patch.  Photos on Facebook and Patch; awardees online.  Separately, they have launched their Intégrate campaign to mobilize bilingual Hispanic volunteers.

The Washington Area Women's Foundation's Nicky Goren commented on the April 12 Equal Pay Day, which marks how long women must work into 2011 to earn what men did in 2010, saying "Closing the wage gap is not a women's issue," in a press release. The Foundations study on this was featured on ABC7.

The Whitman-Walker Clinic has been named Clinic of the Year by Capital City Area Health Education Center, according to The Examiner. Separately, the Clinic announced they will present their Joel Toubin Memorial Award to Theodore Olson and David Boies for their litigation against Proposition 8, according to a press release. Their Going the Extra Mile event is on May 19!

FEATURED SPONSOR
 
MEMBER EVENTS
More events available online.

Apr 27:
 The DC Children's Law Center presents its inaugural "Lunch & Law" webinar and conference call series event at 12:30pm.  

Apr 30: Casey Trees presents an Open House to celebrate Arbor Day and the opening of its new headquarters at 3030 12th St. NE in DC. 

May 4: Health Leads USA (formerly Project Health) presents its Spring Reception, hosted by Fred and Wendy Goldberg, at the Bernstein Residence from 6-8pm.

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. 

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


Send your questions, comments or ideas to cbean@nonprofitroundtable.org

Chuck Bean
Executive Director
cbean@nonprofitroundtable.org
www.nonprofitroundtable.org