Member News and Opportunities

A sampling of news, events and opportunities from members of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

Upcoming Events

  • READY, SET, Mark your calendars! The Run for Shelter is BACK and it's bigger and this time the Carpenter’s Shelter is adding a 5K option! The race takes place on November 17, 2012 and information on registration will be coming soon!   
  • The Council for Resource Development invite you to attend their 46th Annual Council for Resource Development Conference, "Paradigm Shift: Start a Movement" from November 8-10, which will be an opportunity for all to press the "refresh" button on the way you develop resources and the continuous transformation from static ways of thinking to dynamic!
  • Volunteer Fairfax are encouraging all Nonprofit Organizations to submit projects for their October 27 Volunteer Fest 2012- a region wide day of community service held in conjunction with "National Make a Difference Day". Check out their website for more information.
  • Save the Date! The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. is having their "3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction" to celebrate WACIF's 25th-Anniversary. The event is on October 25 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center and tickets go on sale on September 14.
  • Mark your calendar for US Helping US event A Passion for Living-Annual Celebration on October 13.
  • Turning the Page wants you to make sure that you put in your reservation for their 6th Annual Gala on October 12 for music, dancing, food, open bar and a silent auction with plenty of amazing items.
  • My Sister’s Place welcomes you to join them for their Power of the Purse event on October 10. Join them as they commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month and celebrate the indomitable spirit of the women and children they serve with an evening featuring a silent auction of luxury handbags and accessories, wine and palate teasers from fine DC restaurants.
  • Mark your calendars for October 6 and walk with N Street Village in the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon! Join them to help raise awareness and critical funds to support their community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low income women in Washington, DC. 
  • The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia invite you to Cocktails & Conversations on September 19- a special event to announce the launch of the LOUDOUN IMPACT FUND promoting education, arts and the environment, and supporting Loudoun families, children and youth.
  • Save the Dates! US Helping US are having their next "Noir Reflections" 3 day retreat on Sept 14-16. The sessions are a free three-day retreat in the mountains of Maryland that uses the Many Men, Many Voices curriculum. Please visit the Programs & Services page on their website for more information.
  • Nonprofit Risk Management Center welcomes you to attend their 2012 Risk Management & Finance Summit for Nonprofits taking place on August 26-28, 2012. Registration is now open.
  • District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) wants you to join them on Aug 16 at their Black Cat Concert. This concert will feature Exotic Fever Records artists including Cat Furniture and King Zay to support DASH's safe housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invite you attend their networking event Construction Industry Mixer on August 14 with special guest speakers DC Councilmember Michael Brown and Kenyan McDuffie.
  • The "YW in Action" Building Tours are back! YWCA of the National Capital Area and their sessions are a one-hour introductory presentation, which includes a guided tour of their Education & Training, Social Justice and Health & Wellness programs. This session will allow them to connect with potential and current supporters while giving you a firsthand look on how they impact the Washington DC area.

Member Announcements

  • Congratulations to the Center Members who made the Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 of 2012: National Human Services Assembly President & CEO Irv Katz, Nonprofit Risk Management CenterExecutive Director Melanie L. Herman and National Council of Nonprofits President & CEO Tim Delaney
  • Congratulations to Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Washington DC Chapter (YNPNdc) who appointed New Board of Directors and Committee Members to its Board of Directors.
  • Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities encourages you to visit their Facebook and view their Cruisin' for a Cause event that took place on July 27.
  • Carpenter’s Shelter is on the lookout for new volunteers to join their organization. If you want to Get Involved, please visit their website for more information.
  • As of Aug 1, The Homeless Services Assessment Center at Carpenter’s Shelter will become the central assessment center for the City of Alexandria's individual adult homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless. All homeless and at-risk individuals will come through HSAC in order be placed in a shelter or access prevention/diversion dollars.
  • Interested in starting a collection or donating to the drive? Carpenter’s Shelter is collecting donations from August 20 to August 24. Check out the Back to School Drive link for a complete listing of items they're collecting.
  • Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities will be celebrating its 10th year Anniversary of serving Washington area residents with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Little Lights Urban Ministries are looking for volunteers for their Homework Club- where volunteers can help children with homework assignments.
  • Hands ON Greater DC Cares are looking for volunteers for their 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance on September 11 2012 event.
  • Have old Metro cards? Donate your old cards & help homeless families get to school. Or mail them Bright Beginnings, 128 M Street NW, WDC 20001.
  • Girls on the Run or Northern Virginia is encouraging everyone to help in their fundraising goal for the Ragnar Relay Series as their team attempts to run a 200 mile race from September 21-22.
  • Martha’s Table would like for you to become a part of their Book Club.  They are also looking for book donations to improve their ability to support the social and emotional development of the children in their programs.
  • The United Way of the National Capital Area invites you to become a 2012-2013 Community Impact Fund Volunteer Grant Reviewer, in which volunteers will make objective and independent recommendations about funding priorities, based on community impact areas designated by the UWNCA, and guided by the unique needs of residents in the national capital region.
  • Foster Care to Success would like to thank everyone involved with their 2012 Summer Celebration at their offices in Washington DC.
  • Latino Economic Development Center- headquartered in Adams Morgan that equips Latinos and other DC-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities are introduced in the 2012 Vendor Spotlight for Adam Morgan’s Day taking place on September 2.
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative have developed ELEVATE the Conversation.org- an HIV initiate site that is about taking ACTIONS that help you take charge of your health and helping someone you love do the same. It is also helps you find your local testing center.
  • Transitional Housing Corporation are looking for a company or church who are interested in coordinating a backpack drive for their 2012 Backpack Drives that will help more than 600 homeless and at-risk youth.
  • A special congratulations to Fair Chance's Executive Director, Maria Nagorski newest appointee to the President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
  • DC Central Kitchen would like you to help them transform their 500 square foot room space into a state-of-the-art culinary classroom for the unemployed men and women they’re getting off the streets and putting back to work in their Your Matching Gifts Builds a New Culinary Classroom campaign.
  • PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families is excited to announce their first annual Back to School Drive. They will be collecting school supplies to help their students be prepared for another successful school year.
  • Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN), the organization leading the 100,000 Homes Campaign in Arlington County, helped former homeless man named William move into a permanent apartment where he can lock his door and get the safe, comfortable rest he deserves. Learn more about this Welcome Home William! story.
  • Congratulations to United Way of National Capital Area for being one of the recipients of the 2012 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant.
  • Community Lodgings are partnering with Corcoran Gallery of Arts to Lead Weeklong Songwriting Workshop for Homeless and Low-Income Kids. Performances by kids will occur on August 11.
  • Join Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) in the promotional charitable campaign called Drop You Drawers which will allow patrons to purchase tickets to Signature Theatre’s production of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” for $40 each, providing they donate new underwear, or any of the other clothing items, to A-SPAN.
  • The Board of Directors for the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation (AHDC) welcomes Carol Jackson as their new Executive Director. To learn more about Carol Jackson, please visit AHDC website.
  • Fan Free Clinic would like to thank Jennifro Hair and Makeup for the incredible 432 pounds of food they donated to their Food Pantry.
  • The National Breast Cancer Coalition encourages you to join them in their Presidential Petition to President Obama in their Breast Cancer Deadline 2020- NBCC’s initiative to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.
  • Mentoring Today would like to thank everyone voting for their organization in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program on their Facebook. Although they did not win, they we will receive a $1,000 donation from Toyota, which will help them make a real difference in helping to improve the lives of DC's youth.
  • Interesting in volunteering or giving back to the community? Volunteer Fairfax encourages you to participate in their Volunteers for Change Program which provides flexible weekend and evening volunteer opportunities for active, civically engaged adults (and young adults!) who have a desire to serve.
  • Motiso Group would like to thank everyone for their support for their 2012 After 5 Wine Tasting Event.

 Member Articles, Videos and Pictures

  • Catalogue for Philanthropy invites you to read their CFP: By the Numbers a publication that gives you figures on its community of nonprofits.
  • Read about Foster Care to Success and their How you can help-offer an internship article that talks about how an internship is more than a resume builder, it’s a critical step between college and the workplace.
  • Children’s Dental Health Project founder Burton Edelstein quoted in this ABC News story on the cost of dental plans called Dental Plans American Paying.
  • Check out the cool pictures from Martha’s Table Help the Homeless Mini Walk that took place on July 21.
  • Read about Foster Care to Success and their InternAmerica student where she’s gone from being disinterested to down with politics. Why the change of heart? Read about her story on their website.
  • Homestretch, Inc. encourages you to check out their Summer Picnic 2012 pictures on their Facebook.
  • Read about Tim Delaney- President & CEO for National Council of Nonprofits and his web article The Underutilized -Yet Vital- Role of America’s Charitable Nonprofits that discusses the vital ways for nonprofits to advance their missions in serving their communities.
  • The 88th DC Central Kitchen Culinary Jobs Training Class recently did a WTOP interview on the graduating class. Click below to hear A Graduating Class with Class.
  • Read the Washington Post article Charity works: Nonprofit PRS found way to close its revolving door and how PRS, Inc. found a way to become a training ground rather than a place where people have their careers.
  • Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) encourages you to learn more about Opportunity Place-the hub of operations at A-SPAN where homeless people have access to a wide range of wraparound services.
  • Check out an Emmy-nominated filmmaker's new short documentary film that shows others what many Georgetowners already knew: Horton's Kids is changing lives in DC's Ward 8. Please visit the article and video link to Short Film Highlights the Work of Horton's Kids in Ward 8.
  • For Love of Children welcome you to read their article Q & A with Summer Associate Brenda Balcarcel, which is part of a miniseries that recognizes their summer associates and interns by publishing blog posts about their experiences. 
  • National Press Foundation encourages you to read about and review the following video Issues Briefing: Reporting on Cyber-Security about how American companies large and small are being targeted by cyber-criminals looking to empty bank accounts, steal manufacturing plans or hijack valuable intellectual property.
  • Read about the donation story from DC Center Kitchen on how the Sweetgreen corporate team volunteers helped prepared dinner for over 5,000 people by chopping up vegetables, making pasta salads, and helping out with other various kitchen tasks.
  • Check out the cool picture from The Women’s Imperative representing at the Global Village at the International AIDS Conference.
  • The Junior League of Washington launched its Jr. Washington League YouTube channel earlier this month and it has posted its inaugural video featuring its 2011 National Book Festival.
  • Great member collaboration: Martha's Table has had the pleasure of partnering with the hard working folks of Stone Soup Films, in which they made a film that showed the effective and sustainable day to day programming that Martha’s Table offers. What You May Not Know is a film about Martha's Table by Stone Soup Films.
  • Check out the YWCA of the National Capital Area CEO-Tamara Smith speaking during one of their YW program tours on their "YW in Action" YouTube video.
  • Edible DC and their article The Game Changers: Sharon Gruber covered a story on Bread for the City and their nutrition consultant Sharon Gruber on how they have "revolutionized" nutritional standards for DC’s hungry at their organization.
  • Check out the article from the Washington Examiner THE 3-MINUTE INTERVIEW: Barbara Harman- president and editor of the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy, and how she discusses her mission for the organization.
  • Read the latest news blog Serving Homeless Women with HIV from Schroeder Stribling, N Street Village’s Executive Director and her effective strategy for ensuring good health outcomes for homeless women living with HIV.
  • HealthHIV makes a great impression to their attendees with their Welcome to AIDS Conference 2012 photo.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association encourages you to visit their PHA Daily Beat, which keeps you up with everything going on in the pulmonary hypertension community. Check out their latest PH Awareness Video about a girl whose mother has pulmonary hypertension and how it affects her life.
  • Check out members from Temple Rodef Shalom attending their Shabbat Services in Jerusalem overlooking the Old City.
  • Read about Martha’s Table Aunty Oye, a culinary storyteller and nutritional educator, on she was featured on WUSA 9 News as their Friday's “Hero” in the segment Aunty Oye is Our Hero.
  • Read about the Naval Historical Foundation and their First Group of STEM-H Teachers Completing 2012 Workshop with final presentations of lesson plans developed during an intense two week program.
  • Women’s Collective Patricia Nalls was featured in CNN: The Human Factor, in which they showcase her story of how she is not only surviving the virus and the stigma that came with it, and how she has been fighting to improve the lives of other women who are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • HALT wants you to know your rights when you rent a house or apartment. Check out their Ten Tips for Tenants and see how to get a competitive edge over other applicants and landlord.
  • Check out the Huffington Post article on Literacy Volunteers and Advocates called LVA Helps Battle Illiteracy in D.C. and their lessons on teaching class and combating illiteracy.
  • Happy Anniversary! The National Bar Association has posted A Special Founder's Day Message from President Page on their website.
  • The Nonprofit Times did a story on The United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) titled Local United Way Sets Overhead Revenue Mandates, in which their new membership criteria that takes effect in the fiscal year beginning July 2013 is to tighten United Way NCA’s focus, improve its impact and make its operations more manageable.
  • Mark Hecker's Reach Incorporated is betting that the best way to reach young minds is with other young minds. Check out the article Home of the Social Innovation Rockster on Sir.TV.
  • District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) would like to thank Vice President Joe Biden in leading a campaign called “1 is 2 Many” that was created to combat dating violence against young women, which kicks off with a PSA featuring sports stars and targeted at young men.
  • Foster Care to Success encourages you to read about their August 2012 Hero Jenny Vinopal and her advice to former foster youth.
  • Read about Health HIV and their partnership with Clinical Care Options in their announcement to Provide Needed Education to HIV Primary Care Providers.
  • Bread for the City’s brand new “Budgeting for Independence” class is designed to help their clients get back in the driver’s seat. Read more about their pilot round of the financial literacy series in their article called Making Cents: Rep Payee Clients Tackle Financial Literacy.

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