October 24 – 30

Heather Peeler, president and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, published an article on Alexandria Times appreciating the resiliency of the Alexandria community.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is looking to add three new members to our Resource Development Committee. Learn more about the position and how to apply on our website. Also, the Center has welcomed five new members to our board: Ricardo Trujillo, CPA, Partner with GRF CPAs & Advisors; Margarita Rozenfeld, CEO of Incite International; Michael Pasterick, senior vice president and Health Solutions Practice Leader with Aon (Washington, Baltimore and Richmond region); Lupi Quinteros-Grady, president and CEO of Latin American Youth Center; Lewis Flax, CEO of Flax Associates.

DC Central Kitchen is featured in an exclusive article by Yahoo News that discusses how the coronavirus has altered the way they feed the hungry.

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is quoted in an article by The Hill discussing how some food service groups are offering DC local alternatives to major delivery apps.

Robyn Grant, the director of public policy and advocacy at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by USA Today discussing how pandemic restrictions may impact the nursing home vote.

Washington area resident Rudy Fenner is on a mission to help St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families, World Central Kitchen and The Himalayan Cataract Project. A portion of the proceeds from his two recently released singles, “Hold Us Together” and holiday favorite “Mary Did You Know,” will go to support these organizations. Learn more at PRWeb.

October 17 – 23

Kathleen Sibert, who led Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) from 2008 until earlier this year, will remain a permanent part of the organization through a facility named in her honor, reported by InsideNoVA.

Arts for the Aging’s senior improv dance company, Quicksilver, is featured in The Washington Post.

Breast Care For Washington DC is featured in an article by WJLA about their “mobile mammogram bus,” its impact on women and the lives it has saved.

Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths is hosting “There’s No Place Like Home: An Eviction Prevention Campaign.” Via this effort, it hopes to raise at least $150,000 so it can continue to be a lifeline to those needing help the most. Learn more at Connection Newspapers.

The Center recently commissioned research from Center Industry Expert Brighter Strategies as part of a regional study to determine how to structure support that best serves area needs. On October 21, the results of the research were presented by Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie, CAE, and Elizabeth Scott, PhD, President /CEO, Brighter Strategies, and discussed with close to 100 nonprofit leaders in our area. The results, as well as a recording of the event are available on the Center’s website.

Glen will also be the featured guest at Leadership Greater Washington’s webinar: Frontline Conversations this Tuesday, October 27 at 3:00pm. Hear leadership recommendations for building a more resilient organization and emerging ideas from the sector on rebuilding a more racially equitable region as a whole. Learn more and register here.

The Center announced that Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, executive director of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), is the 2020 EXCEL Award winner. Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, CEO of USTA Mid-Atlantic, and Maya Martin Cadogan, founder and executive director of Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE), are both Honorable Mentions. Learn more at the Center’s website.

CFH will hold its 3rd Annual 5K Run-Walk for Affordable Housing, November 14 – November 22, 2020. For this virtual event, participants can follow the route of their choosing. Learn more about the event and how to register here.

College Success Foundation-DC will celebrate the outstanding achievements of their college alumni and recognize the incredible generosity of their donors on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at their Annual Fundraiser Virtual Event—Changing the Futures of Black Youth through Education.

The Washington Spirit took third place in the National Women’s Soccer League fall series, earning their community partner DC Scores a $10,000 grant from Verizon. Read more at NWSL.

Do you know a leader who embodies the ideals of selfless service, strategic vision and community collaboration? Now is the time to nominate them for Leadership Fairfax‘s annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards. Learn more at The Patch.

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) will host a Sculpture NOW Virtual Talk: Exhibition Highlights on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7pm. Reported by Tysons Today.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The Wall Street Journal discussing how the FDA promises strong safety standards for COVID vaccines as it convened an advisory panel.

Kurt Erickson, president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, is featured in an exclusive article by the Loudoun Times discussing the organization’s fight against drunk driving.

October 10 – 16

The Alexandria Drive-In, which just completed its first six-week run, donated thousands to local nonprofit organizations, including ACT for Alexandria. Learn more at Alexandria Living Magazine. Also, ACT for Alexandria, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, has launched the Alexandria Resilience Fund to support nonprofit organizations serving residents affected by the pandemic. $2 million in CARES Act federal funding will support nonprofit organizations. Learn more at Alexandria Living Magazine.

This month, the Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William received $1,000,000 in CARES Act funding from Prince William County, which was used to provide financial support for 12 nonprofits across the County, including Center member The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc. They received $120,000 to provide personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies for residential and learning facilities. Learn more at Prince William Living.

Registration is open for the 2020 Arlington Turkey Trot, which will run in a “virtual” format this year. Participants can run anytime over the course of a seven-day period between November 25 and December 1. Several nonprofits will benefit, including Center member ASPAN. Learn more at Inside NoVA.

Daniel Domenech, executive director of the Association of American School Administrators, is quoted in an article discussing private vs. public school stimulus money. Read more at Alexandria Gazette.

Britepaths is seeking donations to fund its October eviction prevention campaign, with a goal of raising $150,000 by October 31. Learn more at The Patch.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement will hold its 41st Annual Celebration on November 19, 8:30-10:30am. Featured guest will be activist and best-selling author Jason Reynolds. Named the Library of Congress’s 2020-21 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Reynolds has won multiple awards for his unique style and ability to speak to his readers from their perspective. Tickets available starting on Tuesday, October 20.

Debbie Weinstein, the executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is mentioned in an article by the DCist discussing how COVID-19 made it even harder for un-housed Washingtonians to find bathrooms.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark plans to give $10 million to help address a hunger crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, the entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist has doled out $3 million to six organizations, including Center member DC Central Kitchen. Learn more at AIM Group.

Karen Cunningham, executive director of Everyone Home DC, is quoted in an article by The DC Line looking back at media coverage of homelessness in the District over the past year.

On Thursday, October 8, Food & Friends hosted a virtual panel discussion on Promoting Health Equity and Food Security through Medically Tailored Meals. The event was moderated by Tonia Wellons, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation. A recording of the event is available on YouTube. Food & Friends is also holding its annual “Slice of Life” pie sale fundraiser through November 19. Learn more at Metro Weekly.

Kim R. Ford, president and CEO of Martha’s Table, is featured in an exclusive article as part of the Washingtonian’s “Heroes of the Crisis” series.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia director Leah Fraley is quoted in an article by NBC Washington discussing how how child advocates are concerned that neglect and abuse might be going unreported during the pandemic.

October 3 – 9

Alexandria residents feeling the financial impact of the pandemic could be eligible to get $100 to $400 in grocery store gift cards as part of a new program with the city and ACT for Alexandria. Learn more at ALXnow.

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) welcomes its newest board member, Helen Adeosun, EdM the Founder and CEO of CareAcademy, a provider of advanced caregiver training and compliance solutions for the home care industry. Full press release at GlobeNewswire.

CFH has announced its plans for the 3rd Annual CFH 5k Run-Walk for Affordable Housing. The 2020 CFH Help Pay the Rent Event, which will fund rental assistance and other programs that help seniors and families stay in their homes, will be a virtual 5k in which registrants can complete the course of their choosing any time from November 14 – November 22. Register by November 11 at their website.

For the first time in its 25-year history, Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) invites the public to participate in the grant process through an online Grant Catalog. The catalog enables the public to learn more about area nonprofits and make secure donations to the agency or agencies of their choosing. Learn more at The Southwest Times. The Community Foundation of the New River Valley also announced its annual call for scholarship applications, which opened October 1. Learn more at The Roanoke Times and the CFNRV website.

Emily Tatro, deputy director for the Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in an article on the DCist discussing how a historic designation request could delay a new DC halfway house.

The DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraiser, the 17th annual Capital Food Fight, which pits local chefs and celebrities against each other in cooking challenges, will be virtual this year and will be held November 18. Learn more at WTOP.

Everyone Home DC celebrates the success of their first-ever digital campaign—September Challenge, in the Spirit of Sip and Savor. They raised nearly $70,000, with close to 400 donations made throughout the month. Learn more about how they did it at their website.

Center Industry Expert FMA has recently launched the PPP Forgiveness Racial Equity Initiative (PPP FREI) prioritizing customized advisory support for organizations led by BIPOC-identified individuals, as well as organizations where BIPOC-identified individuals are managing the PPP process. Their PPP Toolbox also has a number of different resources including guidance on restricted funding, tools to calculate your FTEs, regular live clinics and a dedicated email helpdesk: FMACARES@fmaonline.net where nonprofits can send an FMA expert PPP questions.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC will be presenting a virtual cabaret called Losing My Mind: A Celebration of Sondheim. Learn more at MD Theatre Guide.

Center Industry Expert Good Insight has teamed up with Thread Strategies to offer a free session about board giving. Their new conversation series Insights & Spotlights will offer nonprofits and boards new resources for the most pressing questions. Walk away with simple strategies to ensure your board steps up to help your organization meet this moment in time. Register here.

The Greater Washington Community Foundation has opened its Fall 2020 Grant Round and is now accepting applications for Community Action Awards and grants from the Children’s Opportunity Fund in Montgomery County and the Equity Fund in Prince George’s County.

Join GRF CPAs & Advisors and the NC State Poole College of Management Enterprise Risk Management Initiative for a 3-part online workshop series starting November 6 on Navigating the World of Uncertainties Impacting Nonprofit Organizations. Individuals leading risk management and strategic planning efforts at nonprofit organizations and members of nonprofit boards will share their insights about managing the unfolding issues that continue to emerge during these uncertain times and lessons being learned for moving forward. Learn more and register at GRF’s website.

The Latin American Youth Center offers programs and services to young people throughout the Washington, DC area—with the District as its base—and its services are available to anyone regardless of ethnicity. Learn more about the organization in an exclusive feature article on The Washington Informer.

The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter is featured in an editorial in the Loudoun Times discussing how to defeat domestic violence.

President and CEO Kim Ford and her organization, Martha’s Table, are featured in a story by the DCist discussing how nine local nonprofit organizations are opening 10 centers east of the Anacostia River to provide families in Wards 7 and 8 health care, child care, financial literacy lessons, and food assistance, among other services.

Miriam’s Kitchen and Adam Rocap, its deputy director, are mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing how homelessness is historically undercounted in the Census and whether or not a count during coronavirus can get it right.

McLean Project for the Arts‘ 14th annual MPAartfest is happening virtually from October 4 through 18. Learn more at The Patch.

The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) will host its annual awareness and fundraising walk – Walk Off Parkinson’s – virtually on October 14 and October 20, 2020. Full press release at PRNewswire.

Spring into fall with PRS by virtually joining them for their rescheduled annual signature benefit, Springtopia – A Season of Hope. Springtopia will include silent and live auctions, raffle, inspirational live program and more. Learn more at their website.

Senior Services of Alexandria is working harder than ever, delivering almost 2,500 meals a week to help keep older adults safe in their homes. Read their full exclusive story featured on The Zebra.

Volunteer Alexandria would like to share some ways people can help celebrate and make a difference individually, with family, or in a group within their community. Read their full exclusive story on The Zebra.

The Charge Up Collaborative, a partnership of leading capacity building organizations in the Greater Washington Region, including the Center and Maryland Nonprofits, will host “And Still I Vote” Voter Suppression and Advocacy Training on October 13 (tomorrow!) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. This free program will discuss the history of voter suppression, what voter suppression looks like today, and how we can fight for voting rights with advocacy tactics to ensure greater access to voting in the time of COVID-19 and racial injustice. Register here.

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