The Roundup
From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: February 24, 2011
Re: Patch & TBD Update | Transitions | Events
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NEW MEDIA: UP & DOWN
The Roundtable's Media Summit last June introduced Members to new media sites Patch.com and TBD.com - right before their launch.   Quick update: There are today about 50 local Patch sites, many covering and highlighting nonprofits and their issues (see below and in our 'Member in the News' section). 

Yesterday, TBD went through a significant restructuring, according to the Washington Business Journal, and others.  Contact Eduardo for more info on Patch.



Patch Picks: Nonprofits Making a Difference
Patch.com sites in our region each selected their Top 5 Nonprofits making a difference in their communities. At least 10 Roundtable Members were featured:

WELCOME
Barfonce BaldwinCapitol Hill Group Ministry and Barfonce Baldwin provide services for homeless families, neighborhood social services and family strengthening. Their work was recently profiled in the Washington Post; keep up with them on Facebook.

TRANSITIONS

Ed Orzechowski, Ed OrzechowskiPresident of Catholic Charities of Washington, announced his retirement for January, according to the Washington Post.  Ed is a former Board Chair of the Nonprofit Roundtable. Their revamped website looks awesome and they are very active on their blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.  

 

Maureen  DwyerSitar Arts Center announced Maureen Dwyer as Executive Director, according to a press release.  She was a Fellow in the Roundtable's first Executive Director Fellowship and has been Interim ED since January.  

 

Malcolm FurgolMalcolm Furgol was named Acting Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of DC as Board Chair Jessica Griffin moves to New York City. YNPNdc is a Board-led organization; Malcolm is on staff at the Nonprofit Roundtable. 

    

EVENTS & CONVENINGS
Think Twice Before You Slice: Our weekly budget advocacy  updates have timely info from around the region.  On March 9,Think Twice hosts with DC advocacy groups a budget briefing. Click here to learn about more budget advocacy opportunities around our region.

April 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.

More Event Info Online

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES
Our Opportunities page is continually updated with deadlines and other information.
Our CEO Jobs has several new listings as does Jobs at Member Organizations.

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Our Twitter Member feed has the latest news on Members.  (Email Malcolm if we aren't listing your Twitter account.)

Act for Alexandria's new ACTion Alexandria website nearly doubled its fundraising goal for Carpenter's Shelter, reports The Washington Post.

Alternative House's Homeless Youth Initiative, which offers high-school age young people safe housing and services, was profiled in The Vienna Connection.  The article also mentioned The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area and The Northern Virginia Community Foundation, both of which awarded the Initiative desperately needed funds so it could continue operating. Separately, Alternative House will be receiving a donation of Girl Scout cookies from a troop of Daisies, according to Patch.

Oscar Night AmericaAmerican Red Cross, National Capital Region hosts the only official Academy-sanctioned viewing party of the Oscars this Sunday.

The Arthritis Foundation announced that arthritis affects 3 million Hispanic people in the US, according to a press release.

The Audubon Naturalist Society, along with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada, are holding the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, reports The Sydney Morning Herald

Brainfood's work with the White House was featured in The Washington Post.

The Capital Area Food Bank and DC Central Kitchen are sponsors of this year's Rooting DC all-day gardening event, reports The Washington Examiner.

CASA de Maryland's Susana Flores spoke about the importance of education to young immigrants and the Maryland DREAM Act in Southern Maryland Online.   CASA's work to support the DREAM Act was also mentioned in The Washington Post and Maryland Reporter.  Finally, CASA is raising funds to mobilize more than 1,600 immigrant students and their families to Annapolis for "Immigrant Action Night" on Mar 7 (no link). 

Casey Trees says a tree needs 1000 cubic feet of soil volume to develop fully, according to The Washington Post.

BB OteroCentroNia's BB Otero is interviewed in Bisnow about the upcoming transition to her new role of Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. (She claims the Roundtable's Chuck Bean is "generous.")

The Children's Law Center's Judith Sandalow commented on the importance of the DC Grandparent Caregiver Program in The Washington Examiner

CrisisLink's CareRing program, which utilizes volunteers to make calls to homebound seniors, was profiled in The Arlington Connection.

The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation was mentioned in an article about continuing the DC school voucher program in TBD.

REPORT! The DC Fiscal Policy Institute released a report finding that DC residents pay less in taxes than Maryland and Virginia residents, according to The Washington Examiner.  

 

DC Vote activists visited Speaker John Boehner's house to protest Congress interfering in local affairs, according to a press releaseThe Washington Post and The Huffington Post.  Separately, DC Vote issued a letter from The DC Voting Rights Coalition to all members of Congress urging Congress members to allow local government to decide local laws, according to a press release.    

Deloitte is offering its accounting services to DCPS pro bono to look for savings and find new sources of money, reports The Washington Post.  

 

The District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)

was joined by Verizon to open the Verizon Wellness Center for DASH's Cornerstone program, according to a press release.    

The DC Fair Budget Coalition recently co-sponsored a briefing on public safety and victim services; Safe Shores: The DC Children's Advocacy Center was one participant, according to The Washington Informer.    

 

FACETS welcomed First Virginia Bank partnership as a corporate sponsor for their May 10 Benefit Breakfast, according to a press release (with a Dean Klein photo and quote). 

 

Friends of Guest House's Kari Galloway was featured their "An Afternoon of Laundry and Love" anniversary celebration, in CentreView.

 

Georgetown University's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership's Pablo Eisenberg spoke about small donations in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

 The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital

has just begun its Girl Scout cookie booth sales, reports Patch.

 

The Greater Washington Board of Trade's Jim Dinegar expressed concern over a possible government shutdown on WUSA9.     

 

Higher Achievement students will be performing their original poetry at the Kennedy Center, according to a press release

  

IMPACT Silver Spring's Maryland School Assessment Test Night was featured in Patch.

 

 

The Latin American Youth Center's ongoing struggle to build housing for at-risk youth at the J.F. Cook School was mentioned in The Washington City Paper.   

 

Metro Teen AIDS, Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, and the Whitman-Walker Clinic were mentioned as organizations worthy of increased donations, especially as government funding is cut, in The Washington Blade.   

 

Miriam's Kitchen has partnered with the Makes-Me-Wanna-SHOUT! Coconut Cake Challenge, according to We Love DC.


The Nonprofit Finance Fund has been awarded a grant to explore a new approach to social finance, the "Social Impact Bond," according to a press release.  Separately, the Fund's Kristin Giantris spoke about Social Impact Bonds in Fast Company.

 

Northern Virginia Community College's Dr. Kenneth Rasmussen was awarded a Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, according to The GovMonitor.   

 

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington's government funding will most likely be eliminated, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  

 

 

A Reston Interfaith benefit event, the Capitol Steps, was featured in The Reston Connection.  Separately, a Reston Interfaith board member commented on the Reston Community Center's future, also in The Reston Connection.

 

 The Salvation Army National Capital Area

was given a major donation by Giant Food "to make amends" after the holiday season, reports WTOP.  

  

The Tahirih Justice Center's stance against mail-order brides was mentioned in My Fox Phoenix.

 

Tate & Tryon is moving to a LEED Platinum certified office building on L St., according to their newsletter

  

United Community Ministries' "Stuff the Bus" food drive was featured in Patch.  



United Way of the National Capital Area

is funding free tax preparation services for low-income residents, according to a press release.  

 

A Venture Philanthropy Partners report from 2004, "High-Engagement Philanthropy," was mentioned in Just Means.  

 

A Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless blog post about a homeless mother who was told by a DC social worker that she either had to leave town or put her kids in foster care was featured in The Washington City Paper and on NBC Washington.

 

The Whitman-Walker Clinic's financial turnaround is due to restructuring, reports The Washington BladeMetro Weekly also reported on the organization's success.

 

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MEMBER EVENTS
More events available online.

Feb 28-Mar 3: The Arthritis Foundation presents the 2011 Advocacy Summit in DC.

Mar 1: District Alliance for Safe Housing presents the Allies in Change Awards to honor DC's safe housing champions.  Learn more and puchase tickets online.

Mar 2: The Quality Trust presents the "Better Together" Reception to kick off Developmental Disabilities Month.

Mar 2: Maryland Nonprofits presents its 18th Annual Conference, "Sustaining Nonprofit Leadership."

Mar 3: Grantspace presents "Technology Trends Among People of Color: Should You Rethink Your Social Media Strategy?," a free seminar for executive directors, development directors, and communications and marketing managers. 

Mar 5: The Coalition for Homeownership Preservation in Prince George's County is hosting a Predatory Lending and Home Retention Event.

Mar 10: American Red Cross, National Capital Region presents Partners in Preparedness Symposium & the launch of the National Conversations on Homeland Security.

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