October 30 – November 5

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted its Best in Business Awards Ceremony and awarded ACT for Alexandria best Nonprofit/Association.

Amy McNamer, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, is quoted in an article in WTOP discussing the state of independent schools during the pandemic.

Nat Keohane, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutionsis quoted in an article by the AP discussing the pressure on Biden and Congress to pass the infrastructure bill and the larger domestic policy package during the two-week climate summit.

The Center for Law and Social Policy was mentioned in an article by the New York Times discussing child care subsidies and the Build Back Better plan. Hannah Matthews, deputy executive director for policy, is also quoted in an article by CNBC.

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) will co-present a digital workshop on November 9, 2021, at 4:30pm, geared for journalists interested in confidently and creatively covering stories on American Muslims. More details, and to register.

Simon Woods, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, was honored at the Art Sense Gala on behalf of the Orange County Museum of Art on October 8th.

In an article by WBALRick Cohen, chief operating officer of the National Council of Nonprofits, was quoted discussing how fundraising numbers remain down for a number of organizations during COVID.

Keeshea Turner Roberts, the Washington Council of Lawyers advocacy committee’s co-chair, is quoted in an article by the Washington Informer discussing the “justice gap” in the city in regards to the D.C. Council’s pro bono expansion bill.



November 6 – November 12

Jo Ann Maitland, national president of the American Gold Star Mothersspoke this week as Buglers were honored at Arlington National Cemetery. Her speech is quoted in an article.

The American Institute in Taiwan arranged a trip for US lawmakers to visit Taiwan as Beijing conducts ‘combat readiness patrol’ close by. Full details can be found on CNN.

The Arlington Community Foundation for the second year has issued its “Nonprofit Wish Catalog,” featuring grant ideas of 26 local social-safety-net organizations with wishes up to $5,000 each. Full details can be found in an article by InsideNoVA.

An article by Business Insider quoted Hannah Matthews, deputy executive director for policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy about how the pandemic worsened the realities of child care.

Attend the Center Membership Info Session on December 7th to learn about the benefits of membership. Our VitalHealth partners will share the affordable and comprehensive health insurance packages offered to our members. This is free to attend, but prior registration is required.

Food & Friends is seeking volunteers as it plans to prepare and deliver more than 4,000 Thanksgiving meals to its clients. For more information, please read the MetroWeekly article.

Tap-dancing elves and drag queens return to the Lincoln Theatre for Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s 41st season’s The Holiday Show. Full details and dates can be found in an article by DC Metro Theater Arts.

Generation Hope released a report today amplifying the voices of both parenting students in college and higher education leadership to identify the institutional challenges and solutions for student parent success. The press release was picked up by Yahoo Finance.

Nadine Parker, director of the National Capital Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinkingco-hosted a Narcan training event at American University’s Health Promotion and Advocacy Center. Parker was also quoted in an article by The Eagle.

Diana Zuckerman, the president of the National Center for Health Researchis quoted in an article in the New York Times and Time Magazine discussing how President Biden is expected to name former FDA head Dr. Robert Califf to lead the agency again.

Kathryn Monet, CEO National Coalition for Homeless Veteransis quoted in an article discussing a new bill introduced in the Senate to improve services for homeless veterans.

White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin is quoted in an article by CNN about Dr. Jill Biden paying tribute to First Lady Jackie Kennedy at a gala to honor the 60th anniversary.


November 13 – November 19

Britepaths will host its 9th Annual Fairfax Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. Full details and registration can be found in the press release.

Nat Keohane, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutionsdiscusses Article 6 of the Paris agreement in an article in The Hill. Kaveh Guilanpour, Vice President of International Strategies, was quoted in an article on Reuters discussing how to tell whether or not COP26 was a success.

Attend the Center Membership Info Session on December 7th to learn about the benefits of membership. Our VitalHealth partners will share the affordable and comprehensive health insurance packages offered to our members.

Food & Friends needs volunteers to help prepare thousands of holiday meals for families dealing with life-challenging illnesses. There are opportunities for meal preparation and delivery on Thanksgiving and in the days preceding the holiday. Register here.

D.C.’s health department announced this week that Freshfarm, a nonprofit that runs about 30 farmers markets across the region, will take the helm of the city’s Produce Plus program. More details can be found in the Washington Post.

Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River will hold a workshop on building a rain barrel from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Strasburg High School. The cost is $45 per barrel. Register here.

The Arc awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award to Lynne Seagle, the executive director of Hope House Foundation, for her leadership.

Marketplace interviewed Christopher Mitchell, the director of the community broadband networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, about what the new infrastructure bill means for broadband access.

My Sister’s Place, needs help delivering food to their client families on November 22-23. Volunteers can reach out to Angela Cavanaugh, the nonprofit’s development and volunteer manager, for questions or sign up here.

April Frazier Camara,  CEO of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, is profiled in an article by the Nashville Scene discussing how growing up in Memphis shaped her future legal career.

In an article by ABC NewsSatonya Fair, CEO of PEAK Grantmakingdiscusses how some grantmaking changes made during pandemic are going away.

Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Pressis quoted in an article by Vanity Fairthe Guardian, and The Washington Post, discussing how a New York judge ordered the New York Times to refrain from “further disseminating or publishing” information about Project Veritas on Thursday.

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