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What You Need To Know
NPEA Saves Local Nonprofit Businesses $$ by Going Green
Our Nonprofit Energy Alliance (NPEA), an initiative of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, and the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington has announced that the 14 participating organizations reached an aggregated total savings of approximately $2,357 in comparison to current Standard Offer Service (SOS) rates. Collectively, they purchased a total of 1.99 million kWh in wind power, which is equivalent to offsetting 3,088,676 pounds of carbon dioxide or to taking 292 passenger vehicles off the road for an entire year.
Click here to see the full list of participating organizations.
Nonprofit Discount to Intensive Grant Writing Workshop
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants administration workshop in Washington, December 2-3, 2013. MWCOG is offering area nonprofit agencies a special tuition rate of $565. Please use code "DCNPO" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. Tuition includes Grant Writing USA’s 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide.
When: Monday and Tuesday, December 2-3, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Training Center - Lobby Level (A & B), 777 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
CEO Table for Ten in Montgomery County
Former President & CEO of Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services and current Vice President of Member Engagement at Lutheran Services in America, Shannon Steene, will facilitate the three-part CEO Table for Ten series starting in January. This is a member-only opportunity for confidential and candid peer-facilitated support and problem solving. Beginning with "What keeps you up at night?" topics are generated by the participating CEOs.
When: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 8:00-10:00am
Where: JCA/Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
For more information, please contact
Congratulations Hope and Malcolm!
Our very own Hope Gleicher is the recipient of the 2013 Andrea Jolly President's Award by The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC). In their tribute to her, the CVC-MC describes Hope as a pioneer working for social change through nonprofit management, operations, and fund development. Congratulations, Hope!
Malclom Furgol also received the Pro Bono Week Friends of Taproot award from the Taproot Foundation. Malcolm has been working with Taproot to make sure all our members know about pro bono through webinars and blog posts. Congratulations Malcolm!
Meet Alvin Kim
Alvin Kim, a 2013 Karel Public Interest Communications Fellow who worked at the YWCA National Capital Area, believes in the power of stories. He believes that stories show organizational impact in a way that is different from showing quantifiable change, and at the YWCA, he was able to effect some of that change. Click here to read more about Alvin’s experience.
In The Community
Development Director Table for Ten in DC
We want to support your staff by creating an opportunity for Development Directors from nonprofits serving DC to connect and learn from one another. This initial conversation will be lightly facilitated and open-ended, with an opportunity to discuss and share ideas and solutions around fundraising issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
To ensure that participants reap the greatest benefit from this Table, participation is limited to Development Directors from DC-based nonprofit organizations with an annual budget of more than $1 million.
When: Monday, December 9th, 9:00-10:30am
Where: Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, 1201 15th St., Suite 420, Washington, DC
City Fund Grant Applications due November 25
Formerly the One City Fund, then the Innovation Fund, and now the City Fund is now open for applications. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area is responsible for the grant process for the new City Fund.
Interested in applying? Listen to a recording of an informational webinar on October 28th.
Click here to apply. Deadline is Monday, November 25 at 4:00pm.
TUESDAY 7:30pm: Stand Together for Affordable Housing
Advocates of affordable housing from around the County need your support in urging the Council to make changes to the draft zoning code that would increase the number of affordable housing units in the County. Click here for information on Tuesday's Zoning Rewrite hearing and other simple but important ways to stand up and stand together for affordable housing.
Montgomery County Restores Tax Break for Working Families
When Montgomery County cut the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by nearly a third in 2010, the average recipient lost $126 a year. Last week, with support from more than 30 nonprofits, the County Council voted unanimously to restore the tax credit for taxpayers working at or near the poverty level. Click here to read the Gazette's coverage.
First Book Grant Application Open
Grants from First Book-Montgomery County, MD put brand new books in the hands of children to inspire them to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Eligible programs must incorporate reading as part of their activities and must serve at least 70% children from low-income households, children from military families, or children with special needs.
Applications are due by November 30. Awards will be announced January 2014.
Congratulations to MoCo Winners of Governor's Service Awards
Congratulations to three Montgomery County residents who were honorees of the Governor's Service Awards! Tufail Ahmad, co-founder of MCMC and Montgomery County Muslim Foundation; Ke Jian Lei, CASSA program director representing CASSA; and Margaret Van Buskirk, advisor to Student Service Learning Environmental Club at Gaithersburg High School. See the full list of winners.
Nonprofit VA Policy Committee Call
Wondering how the upcoming statewide election will impact Virginia's policy climate? Join Nonprofit Virginia's next Members and Allies Policy Committee call to discuss the voting results, transition planning, and the upcoming General Assembly session on issues like Medicaid expansion, the biennial budget, and other nonprofit policy issues.
When: Tuesday, November 12th 4:00-5:00pm
To RSVP, please contact
Save the Date: NoVA Community Town Hall
Join Nonprofit NoVA for our first community town hall. We'll discuss the upcoming local budget season, including current trends and influences, as well as outreach and advocacy planning. We'll also take time to do targeted work in groups by jurisdiction. Stay tuned for more details and to RSVP.
When: Tuesday, December 10th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: George Mason University in Arlington
Member Welcomes and Transitions
Capitol Hill Group Ministry welcomes new executive director
Capitol Hill Group Ministry announced Karen Cunningham as its new executive director. Karen comes to the Ministry with extensive experience in advocacy and homelessness issues. Read more on the Ministry's website.
Members in the News
Mentoring to Manhood was awarded the best Community Service Award for Prince George's County by the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce.
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