Our Mission

To strengthen, promote and represent nonprofit organizations, empowering them to meet the diverse, changing needs of our communities.

Our Members

Our member organizations touch the lives of countless adults, children and families throughout our region, and in some cases, throughout the nation and the world.

Our members protect our environment, help the homeless, support the arts, feed the hungry, advance education, provide employment assistance, nurture the sick, champion the underserved, and so much more. Their dedication and hard work have a direct, life-changing impact on our communities.

Member Highlight: Everyone Home DC

Everyone Home DC began as Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) in the 1960s to collectively address the challenges faced by their congregants and communities during the tumultuous time. Though originally an informal group, it was incorporated into a nonprofit organization in the fall of 1967.

The group’s earliest activities included youth social development programs, clergy retreats and lay conferences, and advocacy for racial and economic justice. Everyone Home DC has a strong history of advocacy and activism, including resisting construction of the Southwest Freeway, fearing it would further divide the Capitol Hill community along racial lines, advocating for D.C. Home Rule and a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and protesting the war in Vietnam.

Today, Everyone Home DC serves thousands of vulnerable individuals and families on Capitol Hill and across the District of Columbia every year. The group moved into a new office, unifying its services, and making room for growing programs. Completing an ambitious 5-year strategic plan under staff, board, and stakeholder leadership, the group officially changed its name from CHGM to Everyone Home DC in order to better reflect the mission and purpose.

Everyone Home DC believes all people transitioning out of homelessness need resources beyond decent, affordable housing to thrive. They need access to nutritious foods, education, employment, parenting supports, children’s services, transportation, physical and behavioral health care services. The group approaches its work “ with a whole person, whole family, and whole community mindset.” And exist to ensure that individuals and families have what they most need to thrive.

“Everyone Home DC's membership to the Center means a great deal to us. It allows us to have a forum to learn from each other. The Mar/Com cohort has been helpful in knowing what other orgs are going through during the pandemic and how we can help each other. The membership unites all of us in a common goal - to continue to strive for our mission and unite together in knowledge and curiosity.”

Learn ways to support Everyone Home DC at www.everyonehomedc.org.

Our Team 

Created in 1979, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement is the nation’s first state association for nonprofit organizations. For almost four decades, the Center has continued to grow and advance, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group:

Board of Directors



Our Impact

The Center’s primary service region includes Washington, DC, Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in Maryland and the state of Virginia. However, the Center welcomes any 501(c)(3) nonprofit that wishes to join.

Identifying, monitoring and sharing new and shifting trends within the nonprofit sector, the Center works collaboratively with local experts to develop custom programs and solutions. Through our training, resources and relationships with the corporate, philanthropic and government community, we help our member nonprofits save more … do more … and succeed more—ultimately achieving a more sustainable future.

The Center serves thousands of nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members, making it easier for nonprofits to fulfill their missions by helping them:

Strengthen capacity through training opportunities

2,000+ participants a year

Reallocate more funds to programs with operational savings

10%-50% discounts through group purchasing opportunities

Gain expert insights, market exposure and cash awards through competitions

$30,000 cash grants awarded each year

Network with nonprofit colleagues, industry experts and leaders in the foundation and government sectors

Countless invaluable connections


Our Values

We believe that...

Nonprofits are an essential ingredient in the health of our communities and our democracy. Strong nonprofits lead to better communities, better quality of life and a better democracy.

Nonprofits are stewards of public trust. Transparency and accountability are the foundation of that trust.

Diversity in all forms — organizations, people, religions, and culture — is part of our vitality. Promoting diversity and practicing inclusiveness makes us stronger.

The vibrancy and effectiveness of nonprofits hinge on information, education, celebration, collaboration, and representation. Nonprofits deserve a strong voice in the affairs that affect them. Together, we shape the future.

Intention, commitment, optimism, and a belief in a better tomorrow are vital ingredients in our growth and development and our service philosophy. Every day we strive to do better, be better, serve better.

Social Impact Vision

Effective nonprofits, thriving communities.