January 23 -29

Rashaan Bernard, president of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), is quoted in a sponsored article by the DCist discussing what is being done to equip Ward 8’s youth with mental health resources during COVID-19.

Thirty national organizations, including Center member Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), have pledged their support of a framework for a national subsidized employment program that was released by Heartland Alliance. Full press release at Cision PRweb.

In line with its focus on advancing DEI, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement is offering a course to help expand leadership opportunities for women of color. This 3-part class, Transitioning to a Consulting Career, will be taught by well-known consultant Michela M. Perrone, Ph.D. and start on March 2.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an opinion piece by The DC Line discussing the prospect of DC becoming a state. Schuff was also quoted in an article by The Washington Informer discussing a DC statehood bill filed by Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware.

Judith Hanley of Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) received an honorable mention for the Nonprofit Executive category of the Loudoun Chamber’s annual Community Service Awards. Learn more at The Loudoun Times.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by CNBC discussing how nearly 20% of renters in America are behind on their payments.

Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an opionion piece published by USA Today discussing why Joe Biden should end the Guantanamo Bay chapter for detainees.

Rev. Katey Zeh, CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, is quoted in an article by The Black Chronicle discussing how progressive faith groups are welcoming Biden’s moves to expand access to abortion.

Pepco and the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) have partnered to expand training, jobs and higher wages for District of Columbia residents. Learn more at The Washington Informer.

Scott Nova, the executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted by The Washington Post in an opinion piece titled “China seized my sister. Biden must fight for her and all enslaved Uighurs.”


January 16 – 22

Jennifer Owens, president and CEO of the Arlington Community Foundation, and her organization are featured in an article by InsideNoVa discussing the $120,000 raised in December to fulfill all of the year-end wishes of 24 Arlington-serving nonprofit organizations.

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) has partnered with La Cocina VA to support the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). Learn more at InsideNoVa.

Ashley Burnside, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in a Washington Monthly article about Biden’s Family Assistance Plan.

We, The Pizza partnered with DC Central Kitchen to donate meals to hundreds of troops on Capitol Hill. Learn more at ABC.

DRG Talent Advisory Group is launching its third annual Pro Bono – Executive Search for any small to mid-sized nonprofit. For 2021, DRG is welcoming proposals from nonprofit organizations with annual budgets between 1-10 million dollars that have a mission to advance: food security efforts, LGBTQ+ justice, or racial equity and empowerment.

Dalia Mogahed, research director at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, is quoted in an article by NPR discussing the difficult task Biden faces in erasing the legacy of Trump’s travel ban.

Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff volunteered at Martha’s Table before inauguration. The story was covered by multiple news outlets like The Washington Post and WUSA9.

The McLean Project for the Arts is one of several organizations to get both an emergency relief grant and an operating support grant from ArtsFairfax. The grants combine for more than $30,000, according to MPA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Deborah Bissen. Learn more at the Tysons Reporter.


January 9 – 15

Stuart Anderson, director of community engagement for the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is mentioned in a Washington Post article discussing vaccine accessibility in DC.

In a recent article by Inequality.org, Pronita Gupta, director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, points out that women are now either the sole or co-breadwinner in 64 percent of families.

Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how Ivanka Trump jump-started the stalled pandemic food program under congressional investigation.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by the Washington Informer discussing the latest DC statehood advocates and their strategies with the 117th Congress.

DRG Talent Advisory Group has joined with Sports Philanthropy Network to offer an Executive Mastermind Forum for nonprofit executives leading youth sports organizations and looking to build stronger, healthier and more effective organizations. This six-week learning series starts January 26.

Martha’s Table distributed over 100 hot meals to people experiencing homelessness in DC on Christmas. Learn more at the Patch.

Lori Carbonneau, executive director of the McLean Project for the Arts, is quoted in an article by InsideNoVa discussing retiring McLean Community Center (MCC) executive director George Sachs.

Scott Schenkelberg, CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, is quoted in an article by WAMU discussing how the unhoused community is being ‘forced to adapt’ to inauguration security protocols.

Tiffany Turner-Allen, executive director of Nonprofit Prince George’s County, published an article in The Nonprofit Quarterly titled ‘To Support Black-led Nonprofits, Fund Us for Capacity Building & Infrastructure.’

Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the U.S. government announced that it will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Uighur region of China.


January 2 – 8

After working as close partners through the pandemic, the City of Alexandria and community nonprofit ACT for Alexandria have come together to launch a new program called the Alexandria Resilience Fund. Learn more at ALXnow.

Phil Pannell, who serves as executive director of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is among nine people selected as grand marshals for the 40th Annual DC Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade. Learn more at The Washington Blade.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the opening of the 2021 grant cycles for its Community Investment Funds (CIF), The Environment Fund, and The Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts. The Community Foundation conducts several discretionary grant cycles each year that help meet critical needs and seed innovative solutions to complex social problems across the region.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is continuing to receive scholarship applications, but not for much longer. Applications are due by 5pm on Monday, February 1. Learn more at The Roanoke Times.

DC Vote executive director Bo Shuff is quoted in an article by The Washington Citypaper discussing what the Georgia vote results could mean for DC statehood.

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing different outdoor charitable cleanup activities people can take part in to start off their new year. 

Six new members have joined the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras. Reported by broadway world.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The New York Times discussing how more US pharmacies are starting to vaccinate high-risk groups.

Nathan Harrington, the executive director of the Ward 8 Woods Conservancy, is featured on a podcast called the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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