Terri Freeman and Chuck Bean recently met up with our Future Executive Director Fellows for a discussion on Developing Partnerships and Collaborations. Highlights from the discussion on negotiations included: :
President Obama Announced the creation of a White House Council for Community Solutions according to an Executive Order, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Serve.gov site. Among other things, it will seek to "identify examples of successful community change."
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A Wider Circle and DASH are among NBC4's 12 Days of Giving feature. Separately, A Wider Circle was mentioned as an excellent place to donate clothes, toys, and furniture this holiday season in Patch.
Alternative House and FACETS children were able to create and wrap gifts for their families at the ViennaTysons Regional Chamber of Commerce holiday party, reports The Washington Post.
The Alzheimer's Association activist and DC newscaster Pamela Brown spoke at a recent event for journalists about the disease, reports CBS News.
The Arlington Community Foundation has announced plans for its 20th anniversary gala, according to The Sun-Gazette.
The Audubon Naturalist Society's Diane Cameron commented on the dangers posed by stormwater runoff in The Gazette.
The Board of Trade's Jim Dinegar talked about significant changes with Metro's Board of Directors, according to the Washington Post.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington welcomed President Obama where he helped kids and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers to send gift packages to the troops, reports McClatchy DC, a press release, and this fun Youtube video. (Last years video: the President read The Polar Express at BGCGW.)
Bright Beginnings was featured on Fox 5's Tree Decorations.
The Capital Area Food Bank, DC Central Kitchen, N Street Village, Casey Trees, and For Love of Children were included in Greater Greater Washington's list of favorite charities.
CASA de Maryland's Elizabeth Alex commented on a trend that has clients moving quickly from Baltimore to the suburbs in The Baltimore Sun.
The Coalition for the Homeless's Neal Donovan spoke about attempts to balance the budget at the expense of the homeless on WUSA9. Separately, Donovan and The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless's Scott McNeilly commented on the efforts of a local homeless, homeless advocate in The Washington Post.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area's Terri Freeman was a featured speaker at Bisnow's recent CEO Outlook breakfast - - according to Bisnow. Anybill was a principal sponsor.
Council for Court Excellence Board Member Carolyn Lerner was appointed by President Obama to head the US Office of Special Counsel, according to the Washington Post.
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's thoughts on a proposed tax break for an Adams Morgan hotel were included in The Washington City Paper.
DC Vote's disenfranchisement-themed wines were featured in The DCist.
A Doorways for Women and Families fundraiser was mentioned in The Arlington Connection.
Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area's scholarship winners were listed in The Washington Post.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation announced the 47 nonprofits that it will fund through its grant from the Social Innovation Fund, reports The Nonprofit Quarterly.
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area's Mamadou Sy commented on the work that the group does on behalf of immigrant and refugee families in Southern Maryland Online.
A Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations' Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute was included in The Gazette.
Miriam's Kitchen partnered with George Washington University for a dodgeball fundraiser, according to GW Sports.
A Northern Virginia Community College pre-med student was quoted in a National Institutes of Health press release.
Northern Virginia Family Service's Stephanie Berkowitz said that NVFS has to turn away 150 people a month on WTOP. Stephanie is a Roundtable Future Executive Director Fellow.
Reston Interfaith received donations of food from a Reston architecture firm, reports Patch.
Tahirih Justice Center's Anne Chandler spoke about the severity of violence perpetrated against women on ABC 13.
United Communities Against Poverty was awarded a grant for weatherizing homes by The Baltimore City Department of General Services, according to a press release.
The Whitman-Walker Clinic's Don Blanchon commented on the commendable actions of the DC City Council, which saved HIV/AIDS funding from a potential cut, in Metro Weekly.
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