February 24 – March 2

A joint report by the Council for Court Excellence and the D.C. Auditor evaluating the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health was featured in The Washington Post. Report authors will present their findings this week to the D.C. City Council.

Lorton Community Action Center was the beneficiary of the 11th annual Ron K’s Monopoly Tournament at the Woodbridge Moose Family Center #583, according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Around 70 individuals participated in this year’s event, helping to raise $5,000 for the organization.

National Low-Income Housing Coalition was mentioned in a Frederick News-Post article on the impact that changes to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program could have on communities like Frederick County, MD.

United Way of the National Capital Area will hold its Do More 24 Training & Kickoff on Thursday, March 15 from 9am – 1pm at Catholic University of America. Attendees are welcome to bring one additional guest from their organization and will learn strategies to make Do More 24 their organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer residents free, safe rides home on St. Patrick’s Day through their partnership with Lyft, according to WUSA*9.

A Wider Circle will hold The Race to End Poverty on April 15 at Meadowbrook Park in Chevy Chase, MD. Participants can enter individually or as a team in the 5K, 1 Mile or Tot Trot (for kids 10 and under).

February 17 – 23

Calvary Women’s Services, D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence and N Street Village were featured in a Washington Post article on trauma and violence that many homeless women face.

Ms. Gillie and Karim, a mentor/mentee pair from The Campagna Center’s Wright to Read, were featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers discussing what mentoring has meant to them.

Casey Trees is gearing up to host their Fifth Annual Canopy Awards in April according to The Hillishome.

Generation Hope is hosting a Sponsor Open House on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30pm-8:00pm to give individuals, businesses, and organizations who are interested in becoming Sponsors more information about the application process, what to expect, and other details.

N Street Village is holding its 45th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, March 14. Join them in celebrating their history and help them keep their promise to the women who arrive tomorrow.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition and Enterprise Community Partners are among the first groups of grantees set to receive funding from Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a new collaboration of national foundations focused on the affordable housing crisis, according to Curbed and Huffington Post.

February 3 – 16

A Wider Circle and Interfaith Works are accepting clothing and furniture donations to assist 33 families who were displaced by a recent fire in Rockville according to Bethesda Magazine.

The Arlington Community Foundation will host their annual gala this spring according to Arlington Now. This year’s theme will be “This is Us”.

National Low Income Housing Coalition commented on proposed HUD cuts in the Trump Administration recently submitted federal budget in NewsweekNPR and Curbed.

The National Hispanic Corporate Council will host their annual conference, “Advancing Hispanic Talent & Driving Consumer Growth: Trends Impacting a $2 Trillion Market” this May according to PR Newswire.

Sitar Arts Center is partnering with Washington Women in Public Relations to help strengthen the organization’s marketing and communication abilities according to PR Newswire.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program President and CEO, Kurt Erickson, questioned a recently passed Virginia senate bill that allows residents to drive on their private property while intoxicated in WTVR. Additionally, the organization commented on and applauded a proposed bill in the Maryland General Assembly that increases penalties for individuals caught driving under the influence while children are in the car in WTOP.

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January 27 – February 2

Legal Aid Justice Center was quoted in Richmond Times and Virginian-Pilot editorial board pieces calling on Virginia officials to halt license suspensions over court fines. Additionally, a report by the organization was featured in a Richmond Times article on a bill in front of Virginia House of Delegates to reduce the length of a long-term school suspensions for students.

National Coalition Building Institute announced Miriam Nasuti will join the organization as Director of Marketing and Outreach according to Loudoun Now.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.’s home dedication ceremony was featured in WTOP. Recently the organization completed nine new affordable home projects in the District.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program was featured in a Patch article on ways to prevent drunk driving.

Britepaths, Capital Area Asset Builders and Goodwill of Greater Washington were among 18 nonprofit’s selected to receive grant funding from the Foundation for Financial Planning this year according to PR Newswire. Over $400,000 will be distributed to the organizations.

Arlington Thrive’s Resolve to Run was featured in Arlington Connection. The program aims to prepare participants for the organization’s annual 10-mile and 5k race in the spring.

Catholics for Housing was featured in an Inside NoVA article on the organization’s successful attempt to save a mobile home park in Manassas, VA from being closed.

Service Year Alliance announced Dr. Robert Simmons III will join the organization as President according to PR Newswire. Most recently, Simmons served as Vice President of Strategy & Innovation for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

Representatives from Bethesda Cares, Interfaith Works, Shepherd’s Table and the Coalition for the Homelessaddressed steps their respective organizations are taking to address chronic homelessness in Montgomery County,MD during a recent public forum according to Montgomery County Sentinel.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s temporary housing program was featured in the Baltimore Sun. The program, in partnership with Baltimore City, houses homeless individuals for up to a year.

January 20 – 26

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s annual fundraising dinner was featured in the Georgetown Dish. During the event, the organization presented their 2018 “Fearless Woman” award to local business woman, Barbara Brown Hawthorn.

CASA de Maryland was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about immigration law changes and the impact they are having on immigrants and their families.

The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area received a large donation of toys during Reston’s annual MLK Day of Service celebration according to Fairfax Times.

Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Miriam’s Kitchenwere featured in a Washington Post article on efforts being made to address homelessness in DC.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will partner with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce to host the “Shape of the Region” conference next month according to Inside NoVA. The conference will focus on opportunities for Northern Virginia’s future.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute commented on DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s decision to close DC General and build short-term housing shelters in each of DC’s eight wards in WJLA.

D.C. Hunger Solutions and Food & Friends were featured in a Washington City Paper article on hunger issues among the region’s senior population.

Enterprise Community Partners and National Low Income Housing Coalition were both mentioned in a Next City article on efforts to preserve affordable housing in DC.

Families USA was featured in CBS News and US News on the impact that health related executive orders by the Trump Administration could have on health coverage for certain industries.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. will hold a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of nine new affordable homes according to PR Newswire.

The Institute for Policy Studies was mentioned in a USA Today article on wealth distribution in the US.

A Legal Aid Justice Center report on the number of individuals that have a suspended drivers license in VA, due to court debt was featured in the Washington Post.

Maryland Rep. John Delaney announced that he will donate the pay he received during the federal government shutdown to the Mercy Health Clinic according to CBS Baltimore.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Executive Director, Jessica González-Rojas, discussed the barriers people of color and immigrants face when trying to obtain abortion services in NBC News.

Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund is partnering with Innovate Consulting to launch Innovate Prince George’s, a program that aims to bring individuals together to advance innovation in the county according to PR Newswire.

The Tahirih Justice Center was mentioned in an Inside Edition story about childhood marriage and efforts to change state laws to increase minimum age requirements.

United Community Ministries’ Stuff the Bus event helped bring in 31 boxes of food and $200 for the organization according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy hosted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for their annual “Day for All People” event according to WTVR and Augusta Free Press.

The Virginia College Fund received a $2,700,000 donation from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust according to Augusta Free Press and Roanoke Times. Funds will be used to support scholarships and general support.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless shared concerns over DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s decision to close DC General by the end 2018 in WAMU.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program President and CEO, Kurt Erickson, expressed disappointment in the Virginia Legislature’s decision not to consider any seat-belt legislation this session in WWBT NBC12 News.

January 13 – January 19

American Public Human Services Association was quoted in a Governing article on the potential impact the new tax law will have on social service nonprofits.

The Arc of Greater Prince William is partnering with Prince William County Schools to host “Sibshop”, a day of workshops and events for siblings of youth with special needs according to Prince William Living. Additionally, the organization was highlighted in a Fairfax Times article on budget priorities for Fairfax County.

A Campaign for Youth Justice report on the overrepresentation of African-American children in the adult criminal system was highlighted on Teen Vogue.

Community Preservation and Development Corporation announced they will merge with Enterprise Community Investment, a subsidiary of Enterprise Community Partners according to Baltimore Sun.

DC Central Kitchen was featured in a Washington Post opinion article on food waste and importance of investing in food recovery organizations.

An Institute for Local Self-Reliance report on food-waste collection in U.S. households was featured in Governing.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington applauded Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s proposal to include $2 million for security enhancements for schools and child-care centers in his recent budget according to the Washington Post.

Legal Aid Justice Center was featured on NBC 29 News for their efforts to educate individuals enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on renewal deadlines.

Manna Food Center’s MLK Day of Service event was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.Volunteers helped prepare and bag lunches for the homeless and completed beautification projects.

New River Valley Disability Resource Center is partnering with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia to host a legal workshop on issues impacting individuals with disabilities according to Roanoke Times.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program received a $500,000 donation from Jean and Ric Edelman to expand its facilities according to PR Newswire.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake and the Baltimore Department of Human Services are partnering to launch a program that will provide shelter, food and case management services for individuals who are homeless according to the Baltimore Sun.

Whitman-Walker Health is celebrating its 40th Anniversary according to the Washington Blade and Metro Weekly.The organization will host a series of events throughout the year to celebrate the milestone.

January 6 – January 12

ACT for Alexandria announced that Heather Peeler will serve as its new President and CEO according to Alexandria News. Prior to joining the organization, Peeler served as Vice President of Member and Partner Engagement at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Bread for the City will be the beneficiary of Boat Burning’s 4th annual presentation of “Music for 100 Guitars” according to The Washingtonian.

CASA de Maryland’s rally to protest the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protective Status for people from El Salvador was featured in Fox News.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless were featured in a Washington Post article on the District’s efforts to house homeless over families during the winter season.

Fair Budget Coalition was quoted in the Washington Post about the District of Columbia City Council’s vote to create a tax-funded public campaign finance program.

HIPS and Bread for the City are among a few community health providers in the District offering the overdose drug Narcan, to individuals free of charge without a prescription according to The Washington Post.

Interfaith Works, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and Shepherd’s Table were mentioned in a Montgomery County Sentinel article about a bill being considered by the Montgomery County Council prohibiting panhandling in roadways.

Loudoun Chamber Foundation and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Countiesawarded $32,000 in grants to eight nonprofits in the Loudoun County, VA according to Loudoun Now.

Manna Food Center will host food drives across Montgomery County, MD during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

National Coalition for the Homeless was quoted in an NPR story on the lack of shelter for homeless individuals across the country.

National Low Income Housing Coalition spoke out against the Trump Administration’s decision to delay the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule by one year in Housing Wire.

Pathways to Housing D.C. and Miriam’s Kitchen were mentioned in a Washington Post article on the District’s efforts to address homelessness over the past few years.

Sunflower Bakery co-founder, Sara Portman Milner, was honored as one of the Washingtonians of the Year 2017 by Washingtonian Magazine.

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December 30 – January 5 

Bethesda Cares was featured in a Bethesda Magazine article about the recent death of homeless man and services available for homeless individuals in the County during the winter season.

A client of Bright Beginnings was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of organization’s participation in the Helping Hands Initiative. Through Bright Beginnings support, the client was able to get connected to educational, housing, medical and child cares services.

Children’s Law Center was mentioned in a Washington Post article on D.C. Public School system’s use of the 80/20 rule to determine if a student is considered absent for the day.

Comcast Foundation awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofits in the Greater Washington Region this year according to Alexandria News. Nonprofit award recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Identity Inc., and the YWCA National Capital Area.

The Family Crisis Center was featured on WJLA over concerns raised about the unlivable conditions of a Prince George’s based domestic violence shelter and steps they are taking to improve them.

Food & Friends meal service volunteers were featured on WJLA for their work delivering meals to individuals with life changing illnesses despite this week’s cold temperatures.

Hope for the Warriors will be one of four beneficiaries of Hy-Vee’s annual Round Up program according Business Record. This year, the program brought in over $290,000 in funding.

Little Lights Urban Ministries Founder and Executive Director, Steve Park, will be honored with the 16th Annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award according to Metro Weekly.

A telemedicine program of Mary’s Center, that allows the organization to offer primary care virtually to Medicaid patients, was featured on NPR and MedPage Today.

A partnership between N Street Village and Unity Health Care was featured in The Washington Post. Through the partnership, homeless women in need of medical attention are able to be seen within a N Street Village Shelter.

National Peace Corps Association applauded the nomination of Josephine Olsen to lead the Peace Corps by the White House in the Baltimore Sun.

Pathways to Housing DC was mentioned in a Washington Post article on the rise of unsheltered single adults in the District over the past five years.

Street Sense was mentioned in a Washington Post story on “Homelessly in Love,” a documentary featuring love stories in Washington, D.C.’s homeless community. The project received funding for video equipment from the organization.

The Training Source, Inc. announced that Gloria B. Thornwell, founder of BluPrint, LLC will join their board according to Digital Journal.

Volunteer Arlington is partnering with 12 Arlington based nonprofits, including Alliance for Housing Solutions, Arlington Free Clinic, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Just Neighbors, to host their annual MLK Day of Service according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. Volunteers will be able to participate in service projects around the community for all ages.

December 23 – December 29

Alice Ferguson Foundation President and CEO, Lori Arguelles, penned an opinion piece in The Washington Postabout waste-reduction and diversion efforts across the Greater Washington Region.

Beacon House received a donation of youth athletic sports equipment from DC United’s Russell Canouse of Redskins’ Jonathan Allen according to WUSA9.

Breast Care for Washington DC was highlighted in The Hill for their work in providing mammograms in the District. The organization has provided 3300 mammograms over the past three years according to the article.

Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat were featured in The Washington Post for their work in supporting individuals facing homelessness.

Bright Beginnings’ efforts to enrich the educational experience of their youth clients was highlighted in The Washington Post.

DC Appleseed, Washington AIDS Partnership and the DC Department of Health released a first year progress report this month on their plan to end HIV/AIDS in the District according to The Washington Post.

Identity Inc. was quoted in a Washington Post article on a Montgomery County Public School District plan to extend the academic school year by four to five weeks.

The International Spy Museum will relocate to L’Enfant Plaza in fall 2018 according The Washington Post. The new site will offer additional floor and event space.

Mary’s Center’s annual children’s holiday party was featured in NBC4 Washington. Toys were distributed to over 1,000 youth during the event.

Three clients from N Street Village were profiled in The Washington Post. All three women spoke about the impact the organization has had on their life.

December 16 – December 22

American Historical Association was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article on the growing trend of humanities and social sciences Ph.D.s working outside academe.

Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency is gearing up to host its 21st Annual Harriett Pratt Gifts of Love this month according to Eye On Annapolis. The event will benefit 140 low-income children in the area.

A Wider Circle and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless were featured in a Montgomery County Sentinel article on charitable giving this holiday season.

A Wider Circle collected and distributed gifts to over 5,000 youth at D.C. Housing Authority’s “Gift of Love” event according to WJLA.

Bethany House of Northern Virginia and Homestretch were featured in Fairfax Times for their work in providing assistance and shelter for victims of domestic and family violence.

Former President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to a branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washingtonwas featured in People.

Bright Beginnings’ “Workforce Development Week” was featured in The Washington Post as a part of the organization’s partnership with The Washington Post Helping Hand Initiative.

Casey Tree’s was featured in a Washington Post article on tree-planting efforts in the District.

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington and Thrive DC were featured on NBC4 Washington’s News4 Your Sunday: Holiday Philanthropy segment.

A report by The Center for Children’s Law and Policy on the conditions of youth prisons in Maine was featured in U.S. News & World Report.

A report by D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute on the decline of affordable housing in the District was featured in The Washington Post.

Two poet-athletes with DC SCORES performed their Poetry Slam! poems live on NBC4.

HomeAid Northern Virginia partnered with SevaTruck to bring food and winter essentials to individuals living in “tent cities” in Woodbridge, VA according to Inside NoVA.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced that 534 semi-finalists out of 2,500 applicants will advance in their Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars award competition according to PR Newswire. Finalists will receive $40,000 for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will receive the proceeds from Hawthorne restaurant’s “Falafel Frenzy” Christmas Eve dinner according to WTOP.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and Loudoun Hunger Relief received the proceeds from this year’s Loudoun Empty Bowls event according to Loudoun Times-Mirror. This year’s event brought in $34,000 for the two organizations.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter received a donation of 250 bags of hygiene products by an 11-year-old resident for their clients according to Loudoun Times-Mirror.

Maryland Nonprofits CEO, Heather Iliff, discussed the impact the federal tax overhaul plan will have on charitable giving in the Delmarva Daily Times.

A client of N Street Village was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of the organization’s partnership with The Washington Post Helping Hand Initiative.

National Humanities Alliance congratulated seven programs in Virginia that received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in a press release on NBC 29 News. In total, the seven organizations received $647,399 in funding.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria received a $500 holiday donation from Alexandria’s Old Town Walled Garden Club according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis was quoted in a Roanoke Times article on increasing school funding to better serve low-income students and address equity concerns.

United Way of Frederick County announced they will adjust their funding guidelines to help address challenges individuals that earn above the poverty line, but below the minimum cost of living, face according to The Frederick News-Post. Additionally, the organization was quoted in a Frederick News Post article on the changing demographics of Frederick County, MD.

Volunteer Prince William partnered with The Knights of Columbus George Brent Council to collect and pack over 800 gifts for families in Prince William County, VA according to the Arlington Catholic Herald.

December 9 – December 15

ACT for Alexandria Chief Program Officer, Brandi Yee, penned an article in the Virginia Connection Newspaperson the organization’s impact over the years in the community.

Fifty middle school students involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington had a holiday surprise visit from Former President Barack Obama according to the Washington Post.

CASA de Maryland applauded a Montgomery County Council resolution calling on the Trump Administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program according the Washington Post.

Madye Henson (Covenant House Washington), Bethany Henderson (DC SCORES) and Rosie Allen-Herring (United Way of the National Capital Area) were recently honored at The Washington Business Journal’s CEO of the Year and C-Suite awards ceremony this month. All three women were named Nonprofit Director of the year.

DC Vote was featured in a Washington City Paper article on DC Statehood efforts.

Doorways for Women and Families will be one of this year’s beneficiaries of Arlington Community Federal Credit Union’s “Loans That Give,” initiative according to Inside NOVA.

Faces & Voices of Recovery is partnering with Addiction Policy Forum to launch a few initiatives aimed at supporting individuals and families struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders according to Business Wire.

Family Services Inc. is partnering with Montgomery County to operate the new Safe Passage Center according to Bethesda Magazine. The new center will provide child visitation supervision for families experiencing domestic violence.

Martha’s Table will be this year’s beneficiary of Lyft’s Merry Mode donations according to NBC4 Washington and WTOP.

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is seeking gift donations for families they serve according to Bethesda Patch. Thus far, the organization has collected 480 gifts and is seeking 600 more.

A report by the National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy on challenges and opportunities in southern communities was featured in Inside Philanthropy.

George Mason High School Student Council leaders will hold a toy drive to benefit Northern Virginia Family Services according to Falls Church News-Press.

N Street Village was featured in The Washington Post for their work in providing safe shelter for homeless women in the District. The organization is a nonprofit partner in The Washington Post Helping Hand initiative.

Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital was highlighted in a Kiplinger article on holiday season giving.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers for their work in helping complete critical home repairs for low-income families in Alexandria.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy’s public forum calling for the expansion of Medicaid was featured in Falls Church New-Press. In attendance was State Senator George Barker (39th District) who addressed the crowd.

December 2 – December 8

The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region is assisting residents of an apartment building that recently caught fire in Southeast DC, according to NBC4 Washington.

Bethesda Cares is mourning the sudden passing of their new Executive Director, Michael Officer according to Bethesda Magazine.

Bright Beginnings was featured in the Washington Post for their work in providing child care services for homeless families in the District.

The Campagna Center is preparing to hold their 47th annual Scottish Christmas Walk according to Alexandria Times. The event, which will be held in Alexandria, VA, will feature a parade, holiday home tours and food tastings.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless were featured in a Washington Post article on potential changes to homeless service regulations in the District.

DC Central Kitchen was featured on WJLA for their efforts to prevent food waste in the region. The organization hopes to recover one million pounds of food in 2018, to help produce two million meals.

Generation Hope was featured in Afro American for their work in helping teen parents access and complete college.

Holiday recipes from Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Jewish Food Experience program were featured in WTOP.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington’s annual legislative breakfast was featured in the Montgomery County Sentinel. Over 200 individuals were in attendance including a number of local, state and federal elected officials.

Legal Aid Justice Center is representing two undocumented immigrants who have filed a lawsuit filed against the US government for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program according to Fairfax Times.

Martha’s Table received a donation of over 580 PB&J sandwiches as a part of a giving project by Robert E. Smith Business School Part-Time MBA students according to Montgomery County Media.

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is celebrating its 29th season of performing The Nutcracker according to Montgomery County Media. The show will run through December 10, at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, MD.

Northern Virginia Health Foundation’s report on health and economic disparities in Northern Virginia was featured in Fairfax Times.

Southeast Ministry was featured in a Washington Post article on adult education and training efforts in the District. The organization assists between 350 – 500 adults in completing the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems each year.

United Community Ministries was quoted in a Washington Post article on revitalization efforts along Richmond Highway and the impact it will have on existing communities in the area.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy recently held a press conferences to call on Members of Congress to expand medicated according to WHSV.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer residents free safe rides home from December 15 through January 1, through their partnership with Lyft according to ABC7.

The Up Center received a $2,500 grant from Suffolk Foundation to help provide outpatient counseling services according to Suffolk News-Herald.

The Washington School for Girls was featured on NBC4 for their work in shaping and educating young girls in Southeast DC.

November 25 – December 1

A Wider Circle partnered with the Town of Chevy Chase View to collect home furnishing for families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness according to Bethesda Magazine.

Bread for the City was featured on WAMU 88.5 for a lawsuit they filed against the District for not properly administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

Bright Beginnings Executive Director, Marla Dean, was profiled in the Washington Post as a part of the Helping Hand Initiative. This December, Dean will celebrate one year with the organization. Additionally, The Junior League of Washington was mentioned for their role in helping start the organization.

Casey Trees was featured in Governing Magazine for their work in planting and maintaining trees in the District.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence, was featured on CBS 19 discussing reasons why people give back to their community.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute was quoted in a Washington Post article on a new fund being established in The District to preserve affordable housing.

D.C. Hunger Solutions was featured in a Fast Company article on food injustice across America and policies that limit communities in addressing the issue.

A number of Greater Washington nonprofits including: DC Central Kitchen, Thrive DC and Miriam’s Kitchen were featured in a WTOP article about the importance of supporting local nonprofits during this year’s #Giving Tuesday.

DC Central Kitchen was featured in a CBS News 60 Minutes segment on DC Chef José Andrés’ humanitarian work.

DC SCORES was featured in W*USA9 segment about Giving Tuesday. The organization is hoping to raise $30,000 to help support their programing for youth.

The District Alliance for Safe Housing was featured in a W*USA9 story about recent family related violence in the region and the increase in adults seeking their services.

FACETS’ Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program was featured in The Virginia Connection Newspapers. The Program, which will run through April 2018, partners with churches to help provide shelter and meals for the homeless.

Men Can Stop Rape was featured on WUSA*9 for their work in teaching young men to identify and stop violence against women.

A report commissioned by Northern Virginia Health Foundation on health opportunities and outcomes in Northern Virginia was features in WTOP and The Washington Post.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria President, Katharine Dixon, penned a thank you letter to the organization’s volunteers and supporters in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Recently the organization was named Association/Non-Profit Business of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

Shelter House received a $10,000 donation at the opening ceremony HomeGoods in Potomac Yard, VA according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

The Arc of Northern Virginia was honored with the nonprofit leadership award by Leadership Fairfax at their 21st annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards according to Fairfax Times.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless was quoted in a Washington Post article on homeless encampments in the District.

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Congratulations to our winner

and two honorable mentions

It was a close competition this year and a real challenge for our selection committee. The competitors were narrowed down to three finalists, and ultimately, Miriam’s Kitchen took first place. They were thrilled to receive the news, as seen in this video clip:

The other two finalists came in a close second and received honorable mention. Congratulations to:


You’re invited to learn about best practices, processes and strategies from these winning nonprofits in our FREE AIM Award webinars covering two key topics:

Advocate for Your Nonprofit

July 13 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Managing and Engaging Staff

August 15 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm

It’s easy to attend—participate virtually from your own desk! You’re also welcome to join us at the Center for the events. If you’d like to come in person, please RSVP to Sean Sweeney.

We’d like to thank this year’s selection committee and our generous sponsor for helping us continue a tradition of recognizing nonprofits for outstanding achievement in management.





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Funds will add exciting new element to EPI program.

As part of its leadership and community service initiative, American Express supports development for emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders. The funds granted to the Center will enhance our EPI program with invaluable follow-up coaching.

American Express supports hundreds of non-profit organizations each year through its foundation and corporate giving activities. For nearly a decade, they have dedicated significant resources to strengthening nonprofit and social purpose leadership by creating and funding programs for those working to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The Center’s Executive Preparation Institute correlates directly with American Express’s initiative to develop new leaders for tomorrow, while also diversifying the current landscape of decision makers. It’s designed specifically for nonprofit professionals at the management and senior level. Participants learn from nonprofit, government and corporate experts about a range of relevant topics, including nonprofit finances, budgeting, fundraising, board governance, leadership tips and tools, evaluations and how to tell their nonprofit’s story.

The American Express grant will support six months of one-on-one coaching for Center members who complete the EPI program.

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Center members can now choose plans from Aetna and Kaiser Permanente.

The Center is proud to be the preferred provider of health benefits, serving thousands of our nonprofit employees and their dependents. Thirty-six years ago, our priority was to ensure that all nonprofits had the ability to compete among business, government and other sectors for top talent. We organized and established one of the first group health plans, pooling all participating organizations into one large group to accomplish the best benefit plan designs, premiums and renewal rates far lower than the regional average.

Today, our VitalHealth plan continues to thrive. In 2018-19, we are working with two of the most preferred medical carriers—Aetna and Kaiser Permanente—each offering four plan options and additional providers for dental, vision, life, long- and short-term disability insurance coverage.

We have continued to evolve with the changing needs of our participating employers and employees. Our upcoming plan year brings great excitement, including new technology to maximize efficiency and enhance the user experience, one-on-one enrollment meetings for all participating employees to ensure plan selections that meet their lifestyles, and added wellness benefits for all.

The highlights of the Center’s all-star value proposition include:

Experience meeting your needs.

  • 36 years of providing benefits to thousands of employees and their family members
  • COBRA administration for your group
  • 24/7 access to your account information
  • Online account with all the tools necessary to manage your benefits

Access to multiple plans

  • Choice of eight medical plans including PPO, Consumer Driven High Deductible Plan and HMO; employers choose which plans to offer to staff and have the opportunity to offer all.
  • Access to national networks

Ancillary benefits

  • Dental plans with rates as low as $7.93 per month
  • Vision coverage as low as $5.05 per month
  • Life Insurance with guarantee issue up to $150,000
  • Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Deductible Protection Plan

One service model

  • Assistance with claims
  • Single billing for all coverage
  • Benefits verification
  • Responsive customer service—one point of contact for all of your benefits

If you are not already enrolled in VitalHealth, consider doing so now.

Learn more about these valuable benefits.

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