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Nicky Goren Named Meyer Foundation President and CEO
Congratulations to Nicky Goren, current president of Washington Area Women's Foundation and long time partner of the Roundtable's, who was appointed by the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation's board of directors as the next president and CEO, effective July 1. Read the full release here.
Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey
This new report, released by Nonprofit Roundtable member Nonprofit HR, highlights trends and challenges from over 20,000 nonprofits. For example, almost half of all nonprofits are planning to add jobs this year and more than two-thirds have a formal succession plan for their top executive and many are find it challenging to retain staff and offer competitive salaries. Click here to download the report.
Fisher House Foundation Seeks Proposals for 2014 Newman's Own Awards
The Fisher House Foundation, a public-private partnership that supports America's military in times of need, is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for the 2014 Newman's Own Awards for creative ideas to improve the quality of life of service members and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in recognition of the most innovative ideas to improve the quality of life of veterans and active duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members and their families facing the stress of long deployments and separation and/or the long-term effects associated with service.
Deadline: April 23rd
Increased Support for Affordable Housing in Montgomery County
Thanks to those who spoke out for a greater commitment to affordable housing in Montgomery County. Your message was heard. Both the CIP and operating budgets include additional support for housing. County Executive Leggett’s recommended Capital Improvements Program (CIP) includes $15.9M in FY15, and $8.1M for FY16. In addition, the recommended operating budget includes a new line item – “affordable housing” with an initial budget of $3.7M to support affordable housing. In total, the Executive is recommending $44M in FY15 for affordable housing, an increase of 21% over last year’s allocation. Click here to learn more.
Future Executive Directors Fellowship
The Roundtable is accepting applications for our 2014-15 Future Executive Director Fellowship, a year-long program for accomplished nonprofit professionals who aspire to become executive directors of small or medium-sized community nonprofits. Visit our website to read our program overview and schedule and FAQs.
*Deadline is March 31st
Use your 990 as a Marketing Tool
Is filing your financial forms a burden? Is it something your accountants prepare and your Treasurer and CFO just sign off on?
Don't let your accountants tell your story.
Hear experts from Aronson LLC and Guidestar discuss how your IRS Form 990 can be a powerful tool to promote your work and attract and retain individual and institutional donors.
When: Wednesday, April 2nd, 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: Nonprofit Village/JCA, 12320 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD JCA Conference Room
Development Table on Capital Campaigns
This two-part Table for Ten for Development Directors on capital campaigns will be facilitated by Mary Robinson, founder of Capacity Partners 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.
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 Posts of the Week
It’s as Plain as the Nose on your Face
We are sad to see her go,
And we will miss her so,
But she'll do great things, this we know.
Allison Carney has accepted the role of Community Manager for the Council On Foundations starting on March 31st. Allison leaves us with a touching overview of what she has learned about true collaboration during her time as the Strategic Communications Manager of the Roundtable. Read her farewell blog here.
Collaboration is Integral to Nonprofits' DNA
We could not agree more. MJ Kaplan came across Loomio in New Zealand doing research on social enterprise start-ups. Find out more about this tool for collaborative decision making here.
Capitalizing on the Strength of Our Veterans Here at Home
John D. Sims urges all of us to go beyond just thanking our service members, and take action to help veterans find jobs, places to live, as well as build relationships with them in order to strengthen our communities as a whole. John D. Sims, COL, USA (Ret), is the Visiting Practitioner at the Georgetown University's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. Click here to learn more. Read the full blog here.
In The Community
Race to the Top Funds Suspended
The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Department of Education has placed a hold on the $6.2 million of the $75 million it awarded the District through Race to the Top funds that were supposed to help improve some of the Districts' most impoverished schools. The hold is due to the Education Department's concerns around the management of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Read the full report about the suspension's impact here.
Affordable Housing Boost for Alexandria
The Alexandria Times reports that, in February, city officials started one of the largest projects for low-and moderate-income families in the city's recent history. The building, called Jason Crossing, is a 78-unit apartment building servicing resident making 60 percent or less of the area median income.
Members in the News
ACTion Alexandria, an initiative of ACT for Alexandria, was excited to be included in the What’s Next, Alexandria process, Kerrin Epstein wrote in the Alexandria Times.
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and the National Cherry Blossom Festival are pleased to announce their new partnership to expand its reach and services to people who are blind, visually impaired, and DeafBlind.
Flint Hill School hosted the 4th annual “Empty Bowls” event held to raise money to fight hunger. Approximately 900 bowls were produced and sold, bringing the total to nearly $10,000—the highest so far for this event—all to benefit DC Central Kitchen, according Connections Newspapers.
Inequality between high-wage and low-wage workers in D.C. is at its widest level in decades, according to a new report from the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute that shows the city’s economic recovery isn’t benefitting everyone equally, DCist reports.
DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry issued this statement upon the enactment of The Budget Autonomy Litigation Authorization Resolution of 2014.
The Virginia Division of Toll Brothers donated more than 150 like-new kitchen appliances—including refrigerators, cook tops, wall ovens, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers—to HomeAid Northern Virginia, Leesburg Today reports.
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia was awarded a $10,000 grant in support of the Family Learning Program, which designed for the unique needs of immigrant families, focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of illiteracy and improving livelihood through reading and comprehension, according to Connection Newspapers.
PRS, Inc. held a ribbon cutting of the new PRS Tysons Recovery Academy fitness room with the McLean Community Foundation Board of Trustees, the McLean Patch reports. The new fitness room was made possible by a generous grant from the McLean Community Foundation. Funds from this grant enabled PRS to furnish a Fitness Room at the PRS Tysons Recovery Academy and provide supplies for fitness classes within the program.
Interfaith Works' Companies Caring Breakfast featuring Superintendent Josh Starr and honoring the Nonprofit Roundtable's Barbara Garlock
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