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Putting the Challenges of Working and Living in Montgomery County in a Regional Context

NOTE: Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email

Nonprofit Roundtable Montgomery, with Montgomery Moving Forward, invites you to the first local conversation with the authors of Bursting the Bubble in order to drill down on the data and explore how it fits with kindred efforts such as Montgomery Moving Forward, Connecting Youth to Opportunity and Ready for Tomorrow: Workforce and Education Summit. This is a chance for members of Nonprofit Roundtable Montgomery and stakeholders in Montgomery Moving Forward to consider what is being done or planned in Montgomery County related to jobs and workforce development in a more regional context.

The local regional economy is good for some, but leaves many behind, according to the study published by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy, The Commonwealth Institute (of Virginia), and the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Most workers in the national capital region are struggling just to get by, seeing their wages stagnate or fall while the highest earners are enjoying strong wage growth. The study concludes that inequality is growing as top earners race ahead of those in the middle and the bottom and that there is much to be gained when approaching challenges around skill building, affordable housing, health care and job creation as a region, not only as individual counties and cities.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
8:30 – 9:00 coffee, networking
9:00 – 10:00 program* and discussion
Burness Communications
7910 Woodmont Avenue, 7th floor
Bethesda, MD 20815
* with Jenny Reed of DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Jeremy Orr of Maryland Center for Economic Policy,
facilitated by Melissa Bondi, Director of Nonprofit Roundtable Northern Virginia

Burness is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 700, Bethesda, Maryland. Parking is available
on the street as well as in lots on Woodmont Avenue.

If traveling by Metro, it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk just a few blocks from the Bethesda Metro station. Exit the Bethesda Metro station and go up two flights of escalators. At ground level, you will be facing the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and East-West Highway/Old Georgetown Road. Make a left and walk down Old Georgetown Road. Pass La Madeleine restaurant and Safeway -- both on the right. Cross the intersection with Woodmont Avenue and make a right onto Woodmont Avenue. Walk up Woodmont Avenue, cross the intersection with Norfolk Avenue, and continue walking along Woodmont Avenue to the Landow Building, which is 14 stories tall and has tinted windows. 
It is on the left, at 7910 Woodmont Avenue.
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Putting the Challenges of Working and Living in Northern Virginia in a Regional Context

The region has many successes worth celebrating. But broadly shared prosperity is not one of them. This event will focus on a new report that examines the challenges facing those who are struggling to keep their foothold in the Metropolitan-area economy, and what we can do about it.

Michael Cassidy and Jeff Connor Naylor, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
Jenny Reed, DC Fiscal Policy Institute

Note: Brown Bag Lunch




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Board Chair-CEO Summit

The Board Chair/CEO Summit is an opportunity for Board Chair and CEO pairs from leading nonprofits to discuss best practices for improved relationships and tackling organizational decisions and challenges that affect us all. This year, we are pleased to host an interactive dialogue between Rick Moyers, Vice President at The Meyer Foundation and Anne Wallestad, CEO of BoardSource, moderated by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, as they discuss:
  • Investing in the Board Chair Relationship - how much time is too much?
  • Finding the balance between Board Chair as advocate for the CEO and Board Chair as Board's representative to the CEO
  • When the Rubber Stamp meets the Bump in the Road: how should Board Chairs and CEOs engage in times of crisis
Monday, September 29, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CEB's Waterview Conference Center
1919 N. Lynn Street
24th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209

  CEO-Board Chair Pairs -- register by August 31st and receive a $10 discount on registration

For Sponsorhip Opportunities please contact Julie Gess: 


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5th Annual Nonprofit Community Dialogue with Montgomery County Government

This annual gathering provides an opportunity for Montgomery County Government Department Directors to share budget and policy priorities heading into FY16. Nonprofit leaders will be invited to provide feedback and encouraged to share what they are seeing in the community in order to inform the decisions that will be reflected in a new budget.

Join the dialogue with Uma Ahluwalia (HHS), Gabe Albornoz (Recreation), Rick Nelson (Housing and Community Affairs), Steve Silverman (Economic Development) which will be moderated by C. Marie Henderson, Director, Community Foundation for Montgomery County.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 

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