The Roundup
From: Chuck Bean & Eduardo Romero
Date: November 11, 2010
In This Issue
Over 150 people joined our conversation last Friday on what 2011 might bring for nonprofit.

Washington Post's Capital Business' Dion Haynes moderated a sobering discussion, assessing the political and economic landscape. Diana Aviv (Independent Sector) recommended engaging policy makers during this time of political transition while Jim Dinegar (Board of Trade) offered a review what local industries might be expected to experience growth or challenges.

Julie Rogers
(Meyer Foundation) reminded participants to "be good to yourselves" so that your work can continue in these precarious times. And Chuck Bean (Roundtable) reviewed survival skills in this ice age.

"Deficit reduction" will become part of our lexicon - and everyone was encouraged to include it in all nonprofit tag lines: "The Roundtable builds the strength, influence and visibility of nonprofits - and helps reduce the deficit!"


For CEOs, Board Chairs, & Dev't Staff

Board Chair Conversation

Dec 1 | RSVP

The Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers facilitates a Board Chair peer-to-peer conversation on topics like: Leveraging Board Impact | Spurring Innovation | Asking The Right Questions

Check out Rick's Board-focused blog at the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Development Directors Table

Nov 30 | Email Nana for info In Montgomery County

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.

Mary's Center's Maria Gomez and DC College Success Foundation's John Parham are among those on DC Mayor Elect Gray's transition team, according to the Washington Business Journal and the Washington Post.

DC Central Kitchen and Michael Curtin received one of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement's 2010 EXCEL Awards sponsored by Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, according to a press release.

Volunteers of America - Chesapeakesaved over $50,000 through technology and received one of NPower Greater DC Region's Technology in Innovation Awards, according to a press release. Separately, VOA is a finalist in the Wash Business Journals' CFO Awards.

Bank of America released their 2010 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy according to a press release - a great resource for understanding the motives and methods of giving among wealthy Americans. They also announced that Jubilee Housing and the Montgomery County Primary Care Coalition received their Neighborhood in Excellence awards.

Catalogue for Philanthropy released their new Catalogue which includes about 25 Roundtable Members, from Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs to the Training Source . FYI: The Catalogue also launched a new blog!

Metro TeenAIDS and N Street Village were among the Linowes Awardees according to the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Dec 9 event info online.

New Community for Children's Terrence Payton receivedthe Marvin Young Volunteer Award from Us Helping Us according to The AFRO American and the The Washington Blade.

Let Malcolm know if we can recognize your leadership here.


#1 The Meyer Foundation encour
ages nonprofit CEOs to participate in 2011 Daring to Lead's national surveyby Nov 19. It's confidential and anonymous and takes no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

#2 Leadership Greater Washington is accepting applications for their Youth Leadership Greater Washington program - through Dec 10.

Want a Nook? Renew your Roundtable Membership and fill out our quick Membership Survey by Nov 15 for a chance to win one of three Nook e-readers loaded up with 5 books on leadership. Questions? Contact Malcolm.

And check out our pages on Opportunities & Deadlines as well as jobs for CEOs and others.

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

The Economy
ACT for Alexandria participated in a meeting with George Mason's Stephen Fuller, where findings indicated that northern Virginia will recover from the recession the most quickly out of the entire DC area, reports The Alexandria Times.

The Board of Trade's Jim Dinegar's op-ed in the Washington Post previews the likely upcoming gridlock and suggests that "the Washington region will reel the reductions first and feel them the hardest."

CASA's Gustavo Torres commented on positive economic trends impacting on immigrants in our region to The Wall Street Journal.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region's Sarah Oldmixon was included in an article about DC Mayor Elect Gray's "#1 Job: Helping Reduce Unemployment", in the Washington Post.

The Fair Budget Coalition's proposal to raise taxes on DC's higher-income residents was included in The Washington City Paper.

United Communities Against Poverty has seen major increases in need for emergency food supplies, rising from 100 people per month two years ago to 100 people per week, according to The Gazette.

There may be a "stagnant recovery in Maryland," according to Southern MD Online.

And in other news ...

Capital Area Food Bank has partnered with the local Common Good City Farm, funded in part by Kaiser Permanente, according to a press release.

CASA de Maryland's new multicultural center received donations of artwork from The Art Connection in the Capital Region, according to Citybizlist Baltimore. Separately, CASA's is working with a woman who sought help from police in a domestic violence situation - but might face deportation as a result, according to The Washington Post.

Casey Trees' has a great one-page fact sheet for trees and plant care during autumn. Check out their job and internship opportunities.

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's recent report "Who is Low-Income in DC?" was mentioned in The DCist.

DC Vote's Ilir Zherka commented on the large number of people who live in DC, but vote elsewhere on NPR.

The District Alliance for Safe Housing's new domestic violence shelter was the subject of an article on TBD.

Fight for Children's Fight Night (tonight!) was previewed in BisNow.

For Love of Children was awarded a grant by The Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Greater DC Community Foundation, reports District Chronicles.

The Freddie Mac Foundation's Adoption Expo, which offers information and support for the adoption experience, was featured in a press release.

Corporate Member Geppetto Catering's Josh Carin ECO CEO Innovators by Washington Smart CEO (see p. 71 in Nov issue).

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital was featured as one of Verizon FIOS' Push Pause - a video from their recent open house.

GuideStar is offering a free webinar on Nov 18 to learn how to "integrate GuideStar data into your work processes.

Higher Achievement's GoingPlaces! Benefit featured poetry and step performances by their middle school students - read more on their blog.

Junior Achievement, in partnership with The Washingtonian and The Greater Washington Board of Trade, hosts their Washington Business Hall of Fame on Nov 30, recognizing five prominent business leaders.

Kaiser Permanente is "building four major clinics in Virginia, Maryland and D.C., buying up prominent real estate" and more in a feature article in the Washington Business Journal.

The Latin American Youth Center was represented at a recent DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting, according to Vox Populi. Separately, their work with National Council of La Raza on discrimination was profiled in El Tiempo Latino.

Metro TeenAIDS' Adam Tenner was profiled in the Washington Post's Capital Business' entrepreneur column.

Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers suggests 'We Need More Research On Nonprofit Boards' in his new blog in the Chronicle of Philanthropy and asks, "is there really a connection between Board performance and organizational effectiveness?" OPPORTUNITY: Your Board Chair is invited to a conversation with other Board Chairs led by Rick on Dec 1.

Northern Virginia Health Foundation released its first Northern Virginia Health and Wellness Directory full of programs open to the public around northern Virginia - a great resource for nonprofits, government agencies and others.

Tenants and Workers United's Lucero Beebe-Giudice spoke out against Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's stance that work authorizations are not valid forms of ID to obtain driver's licenses, according to The Virginia Gazette.

United Community Ministries partnered with Mt. Vernon Jazzercise to raise funds for the homeless, reports The Mt. Vernon Gazette.

Voices for Virginia's Children's Mary Dunne Stewart penned a pre-Election Day op-ed in The Daily Progress.

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless is concerned that funding for a new winter proposal to house homeless families in apartments will not be adequate, according to The Washington City Paper.

The Whitman-Walker Clinic's Art for Life Auction was mentioned in The Washington Blade and Metro Weekly.

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More events available online.

Nov 11: Fight for Children presents the 2010 Fight Night.

Nov. 12: The Training Source presents its 2010 Masquerade Gala, at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi, Maryland. Find out more and buy tickets online.

Nov 13: Samaritan Inns celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a dinner and awards presentation at The Ronald Reagan Building.

Nov 15: Capital Area Asset Building presents a forum titled "What is Asset Building for Working Families in a Down Economy?". Register online.

Nov 16: Academy of Hope presents a wine tasting sponsored by Cork and Fork DC at 1522 14th St. NW.

Nov 20: Fannie Mae presents the 23rd Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon. Register online.

More events available online.
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Chuck Bean
Executive Director