Through the collective efforts of our Members, the Roundtable seeks to build the strength, influence, and visibility of the nonprofit sector in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. Our Members include leaders of advocacy organizations, direct service providers, grantmakers, and corporate partners throughout the region.
Through regular convenings, members contribute their leadership and expertise on issues of critical importance to the nonprofit sector in the Greater Washington region. Members have access to platforms to engage regional leaders, the media, and the community on issues of regional concern the nonprofit sector in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.
Because every dollar saved is a general operating dollar to be used for mission-related work and impact, we connect our community of Members to savings opportunities. Two years ago The Nonprofit Roundtable began offering Members access to the Nonprofit Energy Alliance. Since May 2010, 50 local nonprofits are saving an estimated $366,000 in energy costs.
Access to Discounts on Services
Nonprofit Energy Alliance
Nonprofit Energy Alliance allows nonprofits an average of 15% discounts on electricity bills (Only for DC & MD). Contact
for more information.
15% discount on accounts payable solutions. Contact
for more information.
Access to Savings
The Nonprofit Roundtable Group Purchasing Discount Program
Nonprofits around the country are looking for ways to increase efficiency and reduce expenses. The Nonprofit Roundtable Group Purchasing Program is robust and gives you access to discounts that will save your organization money on everything from office supplies to car rental. Program access is free for all Nonprofit Roundtable members. Contact
for more information or visit the program website and request an invitation code via the customer service link.
Access the largest online donation marketplace with top brands and retailers, receive donated goods in cartons, palettes, or by the truckload. Members are automatically partners with Good360 and receive a discount on shipping charges (the only fee).
Access to Partners
Free BoardSource membership. Contact
501cTech, formerly NPower of Greater DC Region, is offering one month of free ongoing IT Support for new clients and successful referrals from current 501cTECH clients get a discount. Contact
for more information.
The Nonprofit Energy Alliance is a group of nonprofits in Suburban MD and DC using collective buying power to obtain cheaper and greener electricity. This is not a formal or contractual entity. Participating nonprofits can expect savings of 10 – 15%. Launched in May 2010, the Nonprofit Energy Alliance is now comprised of 64 leading-edge nonprofits that will collectively save an estimated $536,000 compared to standard energy service, while supporting clean sources of energy that are essential to protecting our environment and building a new economy. The wind power purchased through this alliance offsets about 40 million pounds of CO2, which is equivalent to removing 3,500 cars off the roads. View our presentation to learn more.
Why is This Important? When community needs are at an all time high and funds to support essential services are so scarce, this is an opportunity to save money on a fixed expense while doing good for the environment.
BEYOND CHARITY:nonprofit business in montgomery county, md
A new report from Nonprofit Montgomery – the first to examine the economic impact of nonprofits in the Greater Washington area – finds that nonprofits generate billions of dollars for the local economy while serving as an engine of employment for more than 40,000 workers in Montgomery County. The report brings together current data on the county’s nonprofit sector, national research, and numerous examples of how nonprofits across the county generate economic impact.
“Although leaders in government and business may intuitively understand the value of the nonprofit community, this new report compellingly quantifies the return on investment that nonprofit businesses provide,” said Chuck Bean, executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. “This cutting-edge examination of the business of doing good in Montgomery County is the new model. Now it's time to do this analysis in every jurisdiction in our region.”
The report released to a standing-room-only gathering of County leaders in Silver Spring that included County Executive Ike Leggett , looks at nonprofits from several economic vantage points, starting with the fact that nonprofit businesses, like their for-profit counterparts, are employers and purchasers of goods and services.
Click here to download the report, and watch the video below
This report summarizes and expands on The Nonprofit Almanac 2012, prepared by the National Center for Charitable Statistics and published by the Urban Institute Press. Both publications highlight the growth in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities, as well as key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering. It presents trends from 2000 to 2010 but special attention is paid to 2008 through 2010 to see the impact the recession had on the nonprofit sector.
This report presents previously unavailable data on year-to-year changes in em- ployment in private, nonprofit establishments in the United States from January 2000 through June 2010, with a special focus on how nonprofit employment fared during the 2007-2009 recession.
This 2012 Issue Brief explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. It finds that the density and type of nonprofit organizations in a community, as well as its social cohesion (the level at which citizens trust, talk to and help neighbors and socialize with family and friends), are important predictors of that community’s ability to withstand unemployment in a recession.