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Extended Deadline - Don’t Miss This Opportunity!
The Nonprofit Roundtable has extended the application deadline to April 30th for our 2014-2015 Future Executive Directors Fellowship Program.
This fellowship is designed for accomplished nonprofit professionals who aspire to become executive directors of small or medium-sized community nonprofits.
Fellows participate in an intensive program designed to prepare them for executive leadership. During this nine-month long program, Fellows dive into fundraising, communications, human resources, financial management, negotiating effectively, building partnerships, and achieving work/life balance.
Success story: 2008 Fellow Amanda Andere was appointed Executive Director of FACETS in 2009. Amanda formerly served as the Vice President of External Affairs and Community Resources at Cornerstones, formerly Reston Interfaith. "I cannot thank the Nonprofit Roundtable enough. Being in the fellowship really prepared me for the new job," Amanda said after completing the Fellowship. Amanda is now the Roundtable's Vice Chair and is the Chair of Nonprofit NoVA.
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Questions? Please contact Abby Yanow
We will be accepting 25 fellows.
Applications are due April 30th
Nonprofit Roundtable Annual Meeting Featuring Dan Pallotta
Nonprofit leaders: you can’t afford to miss this event.
On May 20th the Nonprofit Roundtable will host our Annual Meeting featuring Keynote Speaker Dan Pallotta and honoring Chuck Bean, Executive Director of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and first executive director of the Roundtable, and Julie Rogers, President and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.
Learn more about Dan Pallotta by watching his TED Talk "The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong."
When: Tuesday, May 20th from 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC
Each member receives one complimentary ticket, each additional ticket is $75. Tickets are $125 for nonmembers.
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Montgomery Moving Forward Convenes Community Conversation on Workforce Development
On Monday, March 31st Montgomery Moving Forward (MMF), an initiative of Nonprofit Montgomery, brought together nearly 200 leaders from nonprofits, business, government and education to talk about what a state of the art workforce development system looks like and how to get there. "A 21st century system must be data-informed, industry-driven and skills-oriented," counseled Scott Sheely, Executive Director of the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board.
The panel discussion on "Building on What is in Place and Working," was moderated by Rick Cohen (Nonprofit Quarterly) with Sarah Oldmixon (CFNCR), Marta Perez (Adventist Healthcare), Stacey Butler (CVS/Caremark), Josh Wyner (Aspen Institute), Phil Schiff (Tech Council of MD).
Click here to learn more about Montgomery Moving Forward.
Arlington Education Fund
The Arlington Community Foundation is are encouraged to apply.Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations.
The mission of the Education Fund is to enhance the community by providing grants to educators and nonprofit organizations for innovative projects that supplement and enrich the learning environment for preschool to adult students in Arlington.
Click Here to Apply
Development Table on Capital Campaigns
This two-part Table for Ten for Development Directors on capital campaigns will be facilitated by Capacity Partners founder Mary Robinson, who has extensive experience with campaigns, feasibility studies and major gifts. Mary understands how to help nonprofits cultivate new funding streams and new funding strategies.
When: Part I: Tuesday, April 8th 8:30-10:00am
Part II: Tuesday, April 29th, 8:30-10:00am
Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Blog Post of the Week
In The Community
Citi Foundation to Aid 10 US Cities, Including the District
The Associated Press reports that The Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup Inc., will donate $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in 10 large U.S. cities, including the District. The article goes on to report that The Citi Foundation has "partnered with the big-city mayors and nonprofits to train teens for the workforce, create summer job opportunities and encourage entrepreneurship for young adults to form their own businesses."
Public Hearings Lead to More Meetings on Health Care Expansion
A large continent of advocates, including our members Virginia Interfaith, The Commonwealth InstituteCenter for Public Policy, and many nonprofits and allies across the Commonwealth turned out at this week’s Senate Finance Committee public hearing to speak in favor of expanding health coverage for up to 400,000 low-income Virginians. Now the Medicaid Commission has announced a new meeting on April 7th to revisit reforms and innovations already in place, and the issue of expansion.
Healthcare advocates have launched a new website to collect personal stories about the importance and value of expanding health coverage for real people. Read stories and add your own to put a more human face on this critical issue in Virginia.
Take action by contacting your Virginia legislators; use our talking points to share your opinions on expanding health care coverage this year.
Members in the News
Academy of Hope was highlighted in a Washington Post article about recent changes in GED testing that have made it harder for adults to get high school credentials needed for jobs.
Identity, Inc.’s Executive Director, Diego Uriburu, has been selected by the White House as one of ten Cesar Chavez Champions of Change in the area of Immigration Reform for his and the organization’s work with the Latino community in Montgomery County, MD.
Leadership Arlington sponsored a forum of members of the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly, who offered leadership lessons, according to Inside NOVA.
United Way of the National Capital Area awarded 14 grants totaling$152,316 to Prince George’s County nonprofit organizations including the Arc of Prince George’s County, Inc., Salvation Army, National Capital Area Command, and Side by Side, Inc., AFRO reports.
On behalf of his Office of GLBT Affairs, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray presented the city’s 2014 Sheroes of the Movement Award to Amy Nelson of Whitman-Walker Health and two other women chosen for outstanding contributions to the LGBT movement and community of the District of Columbia, the Washington Blade reports.
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