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Future Executive Directors Fellowship - In Person Information Sessions
We have organized two informational sessions to help prospective applicants learn more about the Future Executive Directors Fellowship, a 9-month program for people who aspire to lead small to mid-sized community based nonprofits as the next step in their career. Applications are due March 31st.
DC: Hosted by Catherine Crum, Executive Director, Miriam's Kitchen, 2010 Future Executive Directors Fellowship Class
When: Monday, March 3, 2014 5:00-6:00pm
Where: Miriam's Kitchen, 2401 Virginia Avenue, NW Washington, DC
NoVA: Hosted by Amanda Andere, Executive Director, FACETS, 2008 Future Executive Directors Fellowship Class
When: Wednesday, March 5th 8:30-9:30am
Where: FACETS, 10640 Page Avenue Suite 300, Fairfax, VA
ProInspire Scholarships For Nonprofit Managers
ProInspire is offering Nonprofit Roundtable members a special discount for its Spring 2014 Managing for Success program, a 6-month professional development fellowship that helps new and recent managers become more effective through interactive workshops, assessments, peer coaching, cohort activities and webinars.
Applicants must have responsibility for managing people and/or projects, and be based in the Greater Washington area. Applications due Monday, February 17th.
Click Here to apply
*Note: indicate that you are a Nonprofit Roundtable member in the 'referred by section'
Charitable Giving Incentives Allowed to Expire
A number of charitable giving incentives, including the IRA charitable rollover, were allowed to expire on January 1, 2014 along with scores of other temporary tax provisions. Efforts are underway in Congress to reinstate these provisions into law. Independent Sector is communicating to lawmakers the importance of the IRA charitable rollover.
The IRA charitable rollover provision in the tax code allows individuals age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to a qualifying public charity directly from his or her IRA without incurring tax on the withdrawal. During the first two years the IRA charitable rollover was available, it prompted more than $140 million in charitable donations, with the median gift just under $4,500.
Click here to view Independent Sector's letter and learn more about this issue.
Managing IT to Meet Your Mission and Fit Your Budget
Technology-frustrated CEO? Accidental Techie?
Join other nonprofit leaders and hear Julie Chapman, President of 501cTech and our panel of nonprofit technology managers (including our own Jon Squicciarini) discuss best practices in designing, budgeting for and implementing an affordable IT system that will meet your strategic and day-to-day needs in financial and program management, communications, fundraising and outreach. This session will address the different issues that face both large and small nonprofits and speak to how to satisfy the diverse technology needs of staff and other stakeholders.
When: Thursday, March 6th, 9:00-11am
Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852
Tables for Ten
Table for Ten lunches are 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 nonprofit leaders.
CEO Table For Ten: Health-Related Member Organizations
This CEO Table for Ten Lunch Series is for health-related member organizations and will be facilitated by Laura Meyers of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.
When: Friday, March 7th, from 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Circa at Clarendon, 3010 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Table for Ten for Development Directors on Corporate Giving
This Table will be facilitated by Rachel Werner of RBW Strategy. Rachel is an experienced and successful fundraiser who also spent five years in the corporate sector as a management consultant.
When: Friday, March 7, 8:30-10:00am
Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Nonprofit Roundtable Annual Meeting Featuring Dan Pallotta
A conversation leaders can’t afford to miss
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 Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.
Learn more about Dan and watch 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
Members receive one complimentary ticket; additional tickets are $75 for members and $125 for nonmembers.
*For sponsorship opportunities, contact
In The Community
Nonprofit Roundtable CEO To Testify Before DC Council
On March 11, Roundtable CEO Diana Léon-Taylor will testify before the DC Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs during a hearing on Bill 20-531, the Non-profit Certified Business Enterprise Amendment Act of 2013. Bill 20-531 would allow local nonprofits to become Certified Business Enterprises and to have a level playing field when competing against for-profit companies for government contracts.
View the hearing notice here, including information on how to sign up to testify.
Advocacy through Storytelling - Brown Bag Lunch
In this interactive workshop, DCAYA and DCFPI will walk you through the process of testifying, what to expect, how to organize your testimony, and how to answer questions from the council members. Break out groups will practice their new found skills as we craft mock testimonies and present them to the faux council.
This workshop is geared towards program staff and youth who are new to testifying, as well as community advocates who are looking to do more than just volunteer. Program administrators and seasoned advocates are welcome to join as well to provide guidance and input in group discussions.
When: Friday, February 21st at 12:00-1:30pm
Where: The DC Center for the LGBT Community, 2000 14th St NW #105, Washington, DC 20009
"State of Working Maryland 2013" Released
Maryland Center on Economic Policy and Progressive Maryland Education Fund released, "State of Working Maryland 2013."
This report outlines the multiple challenges facing working families and households, while also outlining the hope for a better future. The authors argue that state leaders have real policy options to:
-prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow,
-make work pay,
-reduce barriers to success for working families.
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Seeks Homes For Playhouses
The Rebuilding Together Playhouse Project invites nonprofits interested in becoming a recipient of a custom-built playhouse to contact
The Playhouse Project helps Rebuilding Together continue its much needed repair and renovation services for homeowners and nonprofits in need throughout Montgomery County. In keeping with the home theme, RTMC partners with various companies to build, display and auction 8 custom-built playhouses that will be placed at homes and nonprofits across our region.
Virginia Senate Passes Deeds' Mental Health Bill
Earlier this week, the state Senate passed a mental health package pardoned by Senator Creigh Deeds. Senate Bill 260 would increase Emergency Custody Orders from six to 24 hours, to give professionals more time to evaluate patients, and to locate appropriate beds for their care. It would also mandate completion of a statewide registry for bed capacity. It also ensures that state hospitals will take patients if no other arrangements can be made, so that patients who need immediate support are not turned away due to lack of alternatives.
Several other mental health bills and initiatives are also being discussed, including by the Governor's own Mental Health Task Force. The House will now take up SB260 and other proposals during the second half of the Assembly session, which begins this week.
Coming Soon: Virginia Nonprofit Capacity-Building Survey
Nonprofit Virginia is proud to partner with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy to conduct a preliminary assessment of capacity-building needs among nonprofits that work in Virginia. Over the coming weeks, we will circulate this survey to hundreds of nonprofit leaders, to learn your perspective on greatest needs and challenges in building and investing in your own organization.
We look forward to your participation in this survey, including sharing it with other networks of nonprofits, to ensure we hear from as many parts of our sector as possible. To learn more about this project, please contact
Members in the News
The Commonwealth Institute released a report that includes an interactive map, “Mapping the Coverage Gap,” which shows the numbers eligible by city and county under the new Medicaid guidelines, according to the Daily Press.
Cornerstones board member Jill Norcross has been named the nonprofit’s chairman of the board, according to Reston Now.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 application for its Young Scholars Program is now open. The Foundation seeks stand-out 7th graders from low- to moderate- income families from across the nation, according to the Digital Journal.
Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Veterans Health Administration, pooling resources and ideas to solve some of the largest and most complex challenges in health care, according to PR Newswire.
Shelter House benefited from the sixth annual Walk for the Homeless. More than 75 participants took part in the mile-long walk through downtown Falls Church, raising a total of $1,460, Falls Church News-Press reports.
NextGenNow Happy Hour, featuring a raffle with proceeds supporting Doorways for Women and Families
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