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What You Need To Know
Webinar: New Campaign Planning Resource developed by Spitfire Strategies
Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners™, developed by Spitfire Strategies, uses a streamlined, six-step process to help nonprofit organizations and coalitions build effective plans that lead to winning behavior, corporate or policy change campaigns. It also includes special sections on opposition management and building or managing winning coalitions, and infuses smart digital strategies along the way. Register for the webinar here.
When: Wednesday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Online (Login details provided following registration)
Discovery Communications' Pro Bono Initiative Supporting Nonprofit Organizations
Creating Change is Discovery Communications' annual pro-bono creative initiative, utilizing the power of their employee workforce to fulfill design, marketing, communications, and operational work for nonprofit organizations during a 12-hour marathon event. Discovery will also host a conference at their headquarters in Silver Spring running concurrently to the marathon, in which Discovery executives present a series of dynamic sessions on topics relevant to nonprofits. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Click here for more information and to apply.
Montgomery County CDBG Grant Application
Applications for Montgomery County’s FY2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) Community Development Block Grant Public Service Grants are due Friday, September 19, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. More information is available at the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs website.
Healthcare Initiative Foundation Grant Meeting
The Healthcare Initiative Foundation is hosting a grantee training to review the Foundation’s FY15 priorities, the grant application process and requirements for its fall General Operating Support (GOS) grant cycle.
The GOS grant application will be available Monday, September 8th on-line here and is due by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 20th. Please R.S.V.P. to Crystal Townsend, HIF President, at
by Thursday, September 18th if you are planning to attend the training.
When: Monday, September 22nd, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Nonprofit Roundtable Montgomery, 12320 Parklawn Drive, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD
Nonprofit Roundtable Events
Board Chair-CEO Summit The Roundtable's Board Chair-CEO Summit is an opportunity for Board Chair and CEO pairs from leading nonprofits to discuss best practices for improved relationships and to tackle organizational decisions and challenges. This year we are pleased to host an interactive dialogue between Rick Moyers, Vice President at The Meyer Foundation and Anne Wallestad, CEO of BoardSource, moderated by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. They will discuss:
Sponsor opportunities available. Email
for information. When: Monday, September 29th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Where: CEB's Waterview Conference Center, 1919 N. Lynn Street, 24th Floor, Arlington, VA
- Investing in the Board Chair Relationship - how much time is too much?
- Finding the balance between Board Chair as advocate for the CEO and Board Chair as Board's representative to the CEO
- When the Rubber Stamp meets the Bump in the Road: how should Board Chairs and CEOs engage in times of crisis
Everything You’ve Wanted to Know or Suggest about the NEW County Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants and Council Community Grants
This annual gathering provides an opportunity for Montgomery County Government Department Directors to share budget and policy priorities heading into FY16. Nonprofit leaders are invited to provide feedback, and to share their observations about the community.
This Development Discussion Table will focus on the Montgomery County Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants and County Council Community Grants. Join Joan Schaffer, Council Grants Manager and Jed Millard, Management & Budget Specialist at Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget for a preview of some changes to the application process. Plus, Joan and Jed also want to hear your candid thoughts about ways to improve the process. Register here
. When: Thursday, October 16th, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Your people are your biggest asset, biggest expense … and biggest worry. Join us on October 27th to hear our panel of HR experts discuss how to hire, develop and retain your staff … and how to fire when appropriate. Issues to be addressed include: recruiting, screening, hiring, compensation, legal concerns, when to engage an attorney, managing HR without an HR department and more. This session is open to all nonprofit leaders, with priority given to Nonprofit Roundtable members and FIRM Alumni. Bring your questions and join the conversation. Register here. When: Monday, October 27th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
FIRM ALUMNI SESSION: Human Resources: What keeps you up at night?
5th Annual Nonprofit Community Dialogue with Montgomery County Government
Join the dialogue with Uma Ahluwalia (HHS), Gabe Albornoz (Recreation), Rick Nelson (Housing and Community Affairs), and Steve Silverman (Economic Development) which will be moderated by Marie Henderson, Director of The Community Foundation for Montgomery County. For more information and to register click here. When: Thursday, October 30th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Be both the mission leader AND the financial leader of your organization by attending Nonprofit Roundtable's FIRM Financial Leadership Institute. This 2-day intensive workshop with follow-on support is for CEOs, Finance Staff and Board members and provides the strategic framework and practical tools needed to strengthen your organization’s sustainability. Join over 100 nonprofits that have attended this high impact workshop. Priority given to organizations receiving funding from Montgomery County government. Register here. When: November 12th - 13th, 2014 OR
FIRM Financial Leadership Institute
March 11th - 12th, 2015, 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Note: Wait List only for November Institute. Email the Roundtable at
to be added to the list) Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Building I - Rooms 101 & 102, Rockville, MD
Douglas M. Duncan, the former Montgomery County executive who ran for Maryland governor in 2006, has been appointed chief executive of Leadership Greater Washington, the Washington Post and the Gazette report.
Members in the News
Thanks to A Wider Circle’s Browns’ Beds initiative, a major donation from Washington philanthropists Ann and Donald Brown and a partnership with Paramount Sleep, more than 2,000 residents of the Washington area who have been sleeping in unfurnished apartments, in homeless shelters or in their cars will receive brand new beds, Virtual-Strategy Magazine and Furniture World Magazine report.
Bread for the City was highlighted by the Washington Post in a piece about what to do in Shaw. Additionally, according to Legal Times, Jeannine Sanford, chief operating officer of Bread for the City, is a member of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, which is currently seeking feedback on four senior judges in DC’s local trial and appellate courts who are seeking reappointment.
After months of searching, the 11th Street Bridge Park project has revealed the design concepts that will go head-to-head to build D.C.’s first elevated public park on the foundations of the old 11th Street freeway bridge across the Anacostia between wards 6, 7 and 8, the Washington Business Journal reports. The bridge park project is a collaboration between the nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC and the District government and is supported by private donations.
The Campaign for Youth Justice released a new report, “State Trends: Updates from the 2013-2014 Legislative Session,” which takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system.
The Center for Alexandria’s Children recently launched the second year of its Learn and Playgroups, a unique program for children ages 0-5 that blends best practices in social, emotional and language development with good parenting skills.
The Children’s Law Center is one of more than 20 national education and civil rights advocates that sent a letter Monday to Department of Defense officials, urging them to stop giving U.S. school police departments anti-mine vehicles, military-grade firearms like M16s, and even grenade launchers, reports the Center for Public Integrity.
D.C. Vote, the city’s main conduit for lobbying for statehood, gathered hundreds to attend a Senate hearing Monday for their first chance in two decades to make the case that the nation’s capital should be the 51st state, according to the Washington Post.
Bethesda-based support group Hope Connections for Cancer Support was there for the opening night of “Breast in Show,” which started its three-week run at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg on Friday. It tells the story of four people who have nothing in common besides a diagnosis, the Gazette reports.
Harold Levy, executive director of Jack Kent Cooke Foundation wrote an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal about the new “big data” methods for better analyzing more information are improving education research - and forcing administrators, teachers, students and parents to question long-held assumptions.
The Practical Assessment Exploration System Lab, where students learn real-life skills to help them land a job after graduation, was highlighted by SWVa Today. The lab is a joint effort between Wythe County Public Schools and Minnick Schools, a division of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia.
The Taproot Foundation announced two winners of their MAKE IT MATTER, an innovation challenge launched earlier this summer, and aimed at securing ideas to connect thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono resources, according to 3BL Media and Just Means.
A 900-square-foot garden project — a collaboration among the fair, United Way Frederick, Habitat for Humanity and local farmer Michael Dickson — that started in June for the 152nd Great Frederick Fair is now in full bloom, the Frederick News-Post reports
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