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► LEVERAGE TECH - SAVE MONEY
Feb 15 Cloud Computing
Panel discussion on how small/medium/large nonprofits save $$ through tech.
Date: Feb 15, 12Noon - 2:00pm
Location: Meyer Foundation | Register Online
Lunch Included; No Cost for Members.
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► ADVOCACY DAY IN RICHMOND
Date: Jan 31 NOTE: DATE CHANGETime: 8:00AM to ride the Nonprofit NoVA bus.
Location: Commuter lot of Old Bridge and 123 | Register Online | More info online
► VIRGINIA THINK TWICE CAMPAIGN STRATEGYDate: Feb 11, 12Noon-2:00pm
Location: No Virginia Family Services | Register Online
Join Nonprofit NoVA and the Think Twice Campaign to discuss local jurisdictions' FY12 budgets. Share/learn from your peers on preserving local funding for critical services and programs.
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| ECONOMY: OPINIONS, ADVOCACY & REPORTS|
|OPINIONS ON ECONOMY|
The Salvation Army National Capital Area's Chair, Robert Betz, wrote about the economic impact in the changes in Giant Food's nonprofit solicitation policy, in The Washington Post.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Russ Snyder wrote about the impact of mental health investments in The Gazette. "For three consecutive years there has been no increase to Medicaid, forcing us to use fewer employees to provide the same high-quality services to more clients."
Kim Klein, noted nonprofit fundraiser and author of Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times, suggests that the charitable giving tax deduction should go, according to her op-ed in the Nonprofit Quarterly.
THINK TWICE UPDATE:
MD & VA: The state house takes center stage in the coming weeks, as the Maryland and Virginia budgets work their way through the General Assembly. In Maryland, Gov. O'Malley's FY12 budget proposal gets a quick analysis from the Maryland Budget & Tax Policy Institute. Virginia Governor McDonnell's proposed budget amendments are summarized here.
DC: In the District of Columbia, the Mayor's proposed budget isn't expected until mid-March - though some reports have suggested the FY12 gap could approach $600 million. An important revenue forecast from the Chief Financial Officer will be released in February.
Think Twice is a collaboration between the Roundtable and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Contact Melissa for more info.
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REPORTS ON ECONOMY
Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving reported that charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations were essentially flat for the three months ending in November 2010.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' new report found that "despite a deep recession, very high unemployment, and widespread hardship, a combination of existing safety net programs and temporary expansions all but prevented a rise in the poverty rate," according to The Lookout.
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Arlington Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy is accepting proposals from teens who want to help make a difference, according to their newsletter.
Audubon Naturalist Society's Rust Nature Sanctuary, one of Leesburg's "hidden treasures", is being pressed by financial challenges, according to Leesburg Today.
The Board of Trade's Jim Dinegar talked about Metro's/WMATA's new CEO on TBD's News Talk and in the Washington Post. Separately, the BOT helped form the Maryland's State Transportation Alliance to Restore the Trust, according to The Gazette and The Business Journal in order to preserve monies in the transportation trust fund for transportation.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington hosted the Unite for Girls Tour Pep Rally, according to Bisnow.
Cafritz Foundation's Rose Ann Cleveland participated in the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bread for the City's new medical clinic, according to The Washington Post.
Casa de Maryland partnered with Bullis School, whose students collected more than 1,400 books for the group for delivery on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, according to Patch. Separately, Casa's Elizabeth Alex commented on the effects that a church closing will have on more than 200 Hispanic families on WBAL.
Children Law Center's Judith Sandalow questions DC Mayor Gray's proposal to cut services, according to the Poverty in America blog.
DC Alliance of Youth Advocates's Celine Fejeran said that currently 16,000 young people between 16 and 24 are neither in school nor employed, on My Fox DC.
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's article on the FEED Act was mentioned in The DCist. Separately, DCFPI's Ed Lazere was quoted on the need for comprehensive data on health disparities on Press TV.
Deloitte's series of films highlighting employees working pro bono with nonprofits was mentioned in Executive Biz.
Geppetto Catering's efforts to go 100% green, as well as their philanthropic support of organizations including Goodwill Greater Washington, Leadership Greater Washington, and DC Central Kitchen, were mentioned in their quarterly newsletter.
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is partnering with the Smithsonian for 'Women in Aviation and Space Day' on March 12, according to a press release. Separately - they also recently launched a new website with 'CapiTalk News', contests, and more.
The Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County's survey of nonprofits was mentioned in The Washington Post.
Iona Senior Services' varied wellness classes for seniors was mentioned in The Examiner.
Jewish Social Services Agency's Martha Bohorquez was given an award at the City of Rockville's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, reports Patch.
Latin American Youth Center's Youth Radio had a sobering commentary on 'Hook-Ups Don't Work For Me,' on WAMU 88.5FM. Separately, an upward Bound participant was chosen to speak at the No Labels movement launch event at Columbia University, according to the LAYC website.
Living Classrooms' Safe Streets program was praised for its work in Baltimore in The Baltimore Sun.
Miriam's Kitchen welcomed the Director and Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, who volunteered to prepare and serve dinners, on MLK, Jr. Day, reports Time and The Washington Post.
The Nonprofit Finance Fund's State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey was mentioned in Fast Company.
Sitar Arts Center new Interim Executive Director, Maureen Dwyer, is profiled in The Washington Post's Arts blog.
Tenants and Workers United is working with a group of immigrant women to print a newsletter called Amanecer, or Sunrise, according to The Washington Post.
Voices for Virginia's Children's John Morgan commented on the detrimental effects that a bill requiring students to indicate their immigration status before being admitted to public schools would have on immigrant children and families on Fox News.
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