The Roundup
From: The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
Date: October 25, 2010
In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Oct 27 Building Your Grassroots Fundraising

Oct 28 Advocacy in Action - Nonprofit NoVA Quarterly Meeting

Oct 29 How Are We Doing? The State of the Nonprofit Sector
Nov 2 Leading Your People Forward While Building Your Bench

Nov 3 Development Table - Developing an Effective Online Fundraising Strategy. Contact Nana

with Julie Rogers, Jim Dinegar, Diana Aviv


Events for EDs, Board Chairs,
Dev't and Communications Staff

Building Your Grassroots Fundraising

Oct 27 FOR CEOs & Development Staff | RSVP

with Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

►Advocacy in Action Nonprofit NoVA Meeting

Oct 28 FOR CEOs | RSVP

with DC Vote's Ilir Zherka on designing advocacy outcomes and goals

►State of Nonprofit Sector: How Are We Doing?

Oct 29 FOR CEOs & Senior Staff | RSVP
Agenda and more details online

Development Directors Table

Nov 3 FOR Development Staff | RSVP
On effective online strategies

►Communications Table:

Post Reporter & Editor

Nov 8 FOR Communications Staff | RSVP

Post reporter Vanessa Mizell writes about nonprofits and philanthropy every single week. Join Vanessa and her Editor Dion Haynes. See some of her nonprofit stories online.

Board Chair Peer Conversation

Dec 1 | RSVP

A Board Chair conversation facilitated by Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers; this is a follow-up to our CEO/Board Chair Summit in September (convened with BoardSource). Check out Rick's Board-focused blog!

►How Tech Can Save Dollars

Dec 2 FOR Tech staff
Save the Date | with NPower
Large, medium and small nonprofits on impact of cloud computing.

New CEO Table for Ten
Feb 1, 2011 FOR CEOs
CEO Tables are three monthly lunchtime discussions for candid peer exchange with the same 10 Executive Directors.

#1 The Meyer Foundation and CompassPoint encourage nonprofit CEOs to
participate in 2011 Daring to Lead's national surveyby Nov 19. It will focus on career paths, tenure, challenges, and professional development needs of nonprofit executive directors. (See the first two Daring to Lead studies online.) The confidential and anonymous survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

#2 Want a Nook? When you renew your Roundtable Membership (packets in the mail and email), don't forget to take our quick Membership Survey. Renew and fill out survey by Nov 15 for a chance to win one of three Nook e-readers loaded up with 5 books on leadership.

Human Service Nonprofits and Government Collaboration is a new report from Urban Institute, according to
The Chronicle of Philanthropy and BisNow.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement released a new Economic Survey that illustrates the continuing strain on nonprofits in Greater Washington.

The Social Service Challenges of Rising Suburban Poverty is a new report from Brookings. According to The Economist, the report says a question is now, "Mortgage or Food?"

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute released "Packing a Punch," a report on the effect of the recession on DC residents. The report was mentioned in The Washington Examiner, Politic365, Reuters, and The Washington Post.
On Oct 26, they release
Who Is Low-Income in DC? about the continued widening of the employment gap in the District. RSVP for Oct 26 release.

The Washington Area Women's Foundation unveiled their 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Metropolitan Area with stark statistics and opportunities of engagement. Nicky Goren offered op-eds on WAMU 88.5FM and The Huffington Post as well as a letter in the Washington Post. It was also featured in TBD.

Making the Case: Supporting Community Organizing in the Nation's Capital published by Hill-Snowdon Foundation.

POLL! A new poll on donor confidence suggests that less confidence about their charitable giving than earlier this year, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Check out our Twitter Member feed for the latest news on Roundtable Members! (Email Malcolm if we aren't listing your Twitter account.)
The American Red Cross's Fire and Ice Ball was featured in BisNow.

The Arthritis Foundation's national counterpart released A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's on the disease's effect on women as caregivers and advocates. Separately, they talked about the strong economic and social impact of arthritis, according to The Examiner.

A Wider Circle's impact on poverty alleviation was featured in Patch. Separately, Mark Bergel spoke on "Making Health Whole" at Indiana University, according to a press release.

Bank of America's National Philanthropy Program Manager talks about their investments and partnerships in an interview in The Examiner

Brainfood is included on new coupon websites according to The DCist.

The Cafritz Foundation's Distinguished District of Columbia Employees Awards were mentioned in The Washington Post and Greater Greater Washington.

CARECEN honored Clark Construction Company for their role in strengthening community beyond the job site, as they held their 29th anniversary gala, according to a press release.

CASA de Maryland has become part of Maryland's gubernatorial race as they have been mentioned by name in the televised debates, according to The Washington Post and TBD, among other news sources.

Casey Trees Community Planting Program was mentioned in The Clarke Daily News and The Georgetown Dish.

Center for Nonprofit Advancement announced their 2010 EXCEL Finalists - including DC Central Kitchen. Want to attend their Nov 9 Annual Meeting? Send Malcolm an email!

The Children's Law Center kicked off their six-week Lawyers for Children Campaign creating opportunities for lawyers in our region. Judith Sandalow was interviewed in The Washington Examiner.

CrisisLink's new call center director, Awilda Ortiz, was profiled in The Arlington Connection.

Dance Place's gala to celebrate its 30th anniversary was featured in The Washington City Paper, along with a video of reflections by the group's directors.

The DC Coalition for the Homeless commented on the issue of homeless families from other states seeking shelter in the District in The Washington Post.

The DC Employment Justice Center 10 Year celebration photos are online - and it was mentioned in 27East.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere talked about their recent "Packing a Punch on how the recession hit African-Americans and non-college educated particularly hard, was reviewed in The Washington Post. Separately, DCFPI commented on a new accelerated bill that the Council is considering in The Washington City Paper.

Fannie Mae's Help the Homeless program partnered with the Quince Orchard High School marching band for two separate fundraisers, reports the Patch. FYI: Sign up for their Nov 20 walkathon!

Fight for Children's work to raise money for education was mentioned in Executive Biz. Separately, Fight for Children announced its chair and vice-chair for Fight Night 2010 in a press release.

Friends of Guest House, ("a Catalogue for Philathropy-approved nonprofit")
was featured in Washington Life magazine.

GuideStar has partnered with Hope Consulting to research what drives charitable giving, according to a press release.

Innovation Network's Lily Zandniapour and Kathy Brennan write about what it means to be methodically rigorous in the field of advocacy evaluation on the Center for Evaluation Innovation's site.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's participation in the recent community college summit was mentioned on the blog Taking Note.

Junior Achievement, along with corporate partner Capital One and Fairfax County Schools held their ground-opening for their Finance Park, where students will learn about finances and how to budget, according to a press release. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave the keynote speech, according to the Washington Post, TBD and The Examiner.

La Clinica del Pueblo's Alicia Wilson commented on the difficulty of securing funding to support the organization's health and public education services in The Examiner. Separately, Jose Ramirez discussed the upcoming Hispanic LBGTQ Heritage Month in Metro Weekly.

Leadership Arlington's Young Professional Program has announced the members of its inaugural class, reports The Sun-Gazette. FYI: On Nov. 10 they host Executive Leadership for Women.

Martha's Table partnered with The Proper Topper for a Fashion Swap and donation collection, reports The Georgetown Patch.

Mary's Center's gala photos are up on Washington Hispanic's website.

The Meyer Foundation's Exponent Awardees were featured in BisNow and Metro Weekly. Separately, the Foundation's Rick Moyers writes about Desperately Seeking Innovation - do you have some to give?

Miriam's Kitchen's John Murphy is participating in the Sears Chef Challenge and has so far won $5000 for his organization - and moves on to the semi-finals according to
The GW Hatchet and BisNow.

Montgomery County Community Foundation's Cheryl Keim commented on the upcoming Diamonds and Denim fundraiser in The Journal Review.

Northern Virginia Community College's Dr. Jill Biden was mentioned for her participation in the Community College Summit in The Washington Post.

Northern Virginia Family Service's launch of the new online learning center, The Caravel Institute, was mentioned in a press release.

The Open Society Foundations has awarded a grant to National Public Radio for a government reporting project called Impact of Government, reports The New York Times.

Sitar Arts Center's Night of the Starts was featured in Bisnow. FYI: On Nov 17 they convene Arts Education for a Better DC Conference.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Shyam Desigan commented on the ubiquity and relevance of technology in the nonprofit world at a CTO/CIO Summit, reports BisNow.

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless's Patricia Mullahy Fugere refuted the claim that many homeless people being served in DC are actually from Maryland or Virginia in The Washington City Paper.
She also commented on the lack of shelter for homeless families this winter in The Washington Post. Separately, the Legal Clinic voiced its support for a new DC homeless shelter site, in The Washington City Paper.

White House! Young Playwrights' Theater received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, according to the Washington Post, TBD, and Broadway World. Check out their Facebook page for photos!


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Oct 23: FACETS presents a Taste of Fall, featuring food, entertainment, and both a silent and live auction.

Oct 28: The Community Foundation for Montgomery County presents "A Celebration of Giving."

Nov 6: The Freddie Mac Foundation presents its free Adoption Expo.

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