The Roundup

From: Nonprofit Roundtable
Date: February 21, 2012
In This Issue
Mark your calendar for our upcoming Media Summit on April 4, featuring Marc Fisher from The Washington Post and reporters and editors from more than seven news outlets.

Member Media Spotlight:

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC has built such a robust social media presence that it landed them a seat at The White House to watch The State of the Union live. Read more about their experience on our blog.

Do you have any recent media / communications success  stories? Share them with us.
The Roundtable is partnering with The Leadership Sanctuary to launch a year-long program for nonprofit leaders in Montgomery County, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia starting April 5, 18 and May 17. Members receive 40% off registration. Register Online.
CrisisLink welcomes Julia Stephens as its new Executive Director. Previously, Julia oversaw therapeutic services at Northern Virginia Family Service and IONA Senior Services. 

as its new Executive Director in December. Gabriel brings 17 years of experience working with the local Latino and immigrant communities in many capacities, including community organizer and advocate.

Maryland Nonprofits' President and CEO, Darryl A. Jones, announced his resignation due to health concerns. Sally J. Patterson will serve as Interim President and CEO during the transition and executive search process.


Jewish Art Education, under the leadership of Robert Barkin, works to bring to life Judaism's rich artistic tradition and experience through the internet, in visual productions that broaden the general public's understanding of the Jewish world and instill new pride in the Jewish people.

The Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center, under the leadership of Margie Chalofsky, works to empower foster, kinship, and adoptive parents to advocate on behalf of their children's needs.

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


CONGRATULATIONS to DC Bar Foundation's Katia Garrett, who was named Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, according to a press release


ACT for Alexandria announced the recipients of its Capacity Building Grant Awards for 2012, which include Roundtable members: Carpenter's Shelter and The Child and Family Network Centers, according to a press release. Separately, ACT for Alexandria's group ACTion Alexandria partnered with several nonprofits to repair playgrounds around the city, reports The Washington Post


Alternative House, Stop Child Abuse Now, and the Manassas Midwifery and Women's Health Center were awarded grants by Reston's Giving Circle of HOPE, according to Herndon Patch.  


Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington's work to dispel myths about drug abuse was mentioned on the NIDA for Teens blog.  


Carpenter's Shelter partnered with the local chapter of Back on My Feet to host the Run for Shelter 10K and Fun Run, according to The Washington Running Report.  


The Catalogue for Philanthropy established a new workplace giving portal to drive more corporate funding to charities, according to The Washington Post


The Community Foundation for Prince George's County's new Board Chair, William M. Shipp, was mentioned in The Philanthropy News Digest.    


Covenant House Washington named Ted Leonsis as the honoree for their 2012 gala, reports The Georgetown Dish




DC Action for Children's recent data on child poverty was cited in The Washington Informer, and mentioned in the Washington Grantmakers Daily.    


For Love of Children was featured on ABC 7's Harris' Heroes.  


Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital's Lidia Soto-Harmon commented on the challenges faced by Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low in Voice of America


HomeAID Northern Virginia was featured on WUSA9's Hero Central.    

The Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County partnered with the United Way of the National Capital Area to celebrate UW's awarding of grant money to Prince George's nonprofits, according to Hyattsville Patch. Melwood's Jonathan Rondeau, was quoted about the importance of groups like the UW in a down economy.  


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's funding for 10 summer enrichment programs around the country was mentioned in Philanthropy News Digest


The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes' Marcy Bennett commented on a Gaithersburg program that gives internships to students with autism in The Gazette.   


The Living Classrooms Foundation is partnering with the Patrick Allison House, which houses homeless men, to help find open positions for the House's residents, according to The Baltimore Sun.


Men Can Stop Rape is partnering with Georgetown University's Men of Strength group to address the root causes of violence against women, according to The Hoya.


Metro Teen AIDS' Christopher Barnhill was selected as a national spokesperson for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and was interviewed in The Examiner


My Sister's Place and SMYAL were awarded grants by the Verizon Foundation, according to a press release


N Street Village was spotlighted in Street Sense.

Northern Virginia Community College hosted President Obama for a discussion of a new initiative to build up community colleges, according to Politico and The Washington Post.  Separately, NVCC's Joan Zanders gave advice on career planning resources for community college students in US News and World Report.   


Northern Virginia Family Service's Stephanie Berkowitz discussed Fairfax County's affordable housing strategy, which focuses on the neediest families, in The Washington Post.   


The Public Welfare Foundation's Bob Shull praised the Restaurant Opportunities Center for its empowerment of workers in College Times


Reston Interfaith's Kerrie Wilson praised the new Homeowners' Bill of Rights in The Connection.  In other news, the organization's work to keep homeowners in their homes was spotlighted, also in The Connection.   


A young Sitar Arts Center volunteer was named one of the two top youth volunteers in DC by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, according to a press release


Tahirih Justice Center was mentioned for its work to help abused immigrant women win the right to stay in the US in The Washington Post. In other news, Tahirih's Layli Miller-Muro has been nominated for the People's Voice Awards, according to a press release.    


The Taproot Foundation's Aaron Hurst penned an opinion piece on the importance of government in the creation of a more just society in The Stanford Social Innovation Review


The United Way of the National Capital Area awarded grants to 38 DC nonprofits, according to The Washington Examiner.    


United Community Ministries established a "Cynthia Hull for UCM Fund" as a living tribute in her honor. To learn more and contribute to the fund, please read this letter by UCM's Board President Douglas J. Kennett.  


Urban Alliance was spotlighted in Bittersweet Zine and Washington Life Magazine.   


Voices for Virginia's Children's ongoing work to improve mental health services for the state's children was mentioned in The News-Leader.  


Whitman-Walker Health observed National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with free HIV testing at several locations, according to a press release


February 29: The University of the District of Columbia  will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Cooperating Collection with the Foundation Center, with a series of free learning events and a Reception featuring remarks by CFNCR's Terri Lee Freeman. Learn more and register online.
March 5: Maryland Nonprofits presents its Annual Conference, "Demonstrating Nonprofit Success" at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. The keynote speaker will be Michael Margolis of Get Storied.  Learn more and register
March 15: The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers presents the first event in their Brightest Minds series, "Disruptive Demographics: Challenges and Opportunities for the Greater Washington Region's Philanthropic Community" with Dr. Jim Johnson. Read more and register online.     

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