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What You Need To Know
Financial Leadership Training - Registration Now Open
Attention nonprofit leaders serving Montgomery County: 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 the ranks of over 100 nonprofits that have attended this high impact workshop. Register here.
When: Wednesday, November 12th - Thursday, November 13th, 2014,
Wednesday, March 11th - Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Building I - Rooms 101 & 102, Rockville, MD
Nonprofit Board Leaders Convene at BoardSource Leadership Forum
Not long after our own Board Chair-CEO Summit, the largest annual convening of nonprofit board leaders will be held. The BoardSource Leadership Forum gathers more than 700 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals for two days to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in nonprofit governance. And this year, it will take place here in Washington, DC. For more information and to register, please click here.
When: Thursday, October 9th - Friday, October 10th
Where: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Ban the Box in Montgomery County - Sign Up to Testify
A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for September 9, 2014 at 1:30 regarding a bill on Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards. Known as "ban the box" legislation, the bill, sponsored by Councilmembers Elrich, Branson, Navarro, Rice and Riemer, would prohibit certain prospective employers from inquiring about job applicants' criminal history early in the hiring process, to reduce employment barriers. Speakers must sign up by September 8th by calling the Council Office at 240-777-7803.
Development Director Cohort Launches
Beginning September 30, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, in partnership with The Leadership Sanctuary, will present a special program for Development Directors. Meeting once a month for ten months, this exclusive 12-person cohort will tackle topics specific to development directors. You will have an opportunity to connect with others in a similar positions to share challenges and insights in a confidential, trusting setting, learn practices to calm and center yourself in times of high stress and change, get guidance and support from peers and a facilitator with direct experience in development and build resiliency and knowledge you can take back into your work and personal life. For more information and registration are here.
Performance Management in the Nonprofit Sector
Nonprofits are being encouraged to increase their efforts to gain a better understanding of performance by employing comprehensive assessment solutions to achieve service and programmatic goals. Increased demand for accountability has resulted in augmented need for performance management, evaluation and reporting systems. Share with us what systems you use to measure organizational performance in your organization on our Facebook page and/or Twitter feed. Read more about trends in performance management here.
How to Improve Diversity in Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit employers can find it challenging to create a racially and ethnically diverse work environment, and to commit the financial and human capital resources needed to execute effective strategies. A new Independent Sector report, produced by 2013 American Express NGen Fellows, analyzes the difficulties, and suggests strategies and approaches, along with providing a roadmap to creating a diverse environment for the sector, both short- and long-term.
Confronting Suburban Poverty
The Brookings Institution reports on the Latin American Youth Center's approach to addressing and serving those who are a part of the shifting geography of poverty in the Metropolitan region. This includes analyzing population and migration changes, capacity building, and revamping service delivery models. Read the report here.
Nonprofit Roundtable Events
Putting the Challenges of Living & Working in Montgomery County & Northern Virginia in a Regional Context
The region has many successes worth celebrating but broadly shared prosperity is not one of them. These events will focus on a new report, Bursting the Bubble
, that examines the challenges facing those who are struggling to keep their foothold in the Metropolitan-area economy. Joined by DC Fiscal Policy Institute
, Maryland Center for Economic Policy
and The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
, we will focus on the challenges in Montgomery County
and Northern Virginia
. Register for the events in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. Montgomery County: When: Tuesday, August 12th, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Where: Burness Communications, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, 7th Fl., Bethesda, MD Northern Virginia: When: Friday, September 12th, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Where: National PTA, 1250 East Pitt Street, #1, Alexandria, VA Registration for Board Chair-CEO Summit Open The Board Chair-CEO Summit is an opportunity for Board Chair and CEO pairs from leading nonprofits to discuss best practices for improved relationships and tackling organizational decisions and challenges that affect us all. 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:
When: Monday, September 29th, 9:30-12:30 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 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 will be invited to provide feedback and encouraged to share what they are seeing in the community in order to inform the decisions that will be reflected in a new budget.
This Development Discussion Table will focus on the Montgomery County Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants and County Council Community Grants. Please join Joan Schaffer, Council Grants Manager and Jed Millard, Management & Budget Specialist at Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget for a discussion of some changes to the application process. Plus, Joan and Jed also want to hear your candid thoughts about ways to improve the process and will be available to answer all of your questions. Register here
. When: Thursday, October 16th, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
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, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Members in Transition
Terri Lee Freeman, President of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
announced her resignation. She will next pursue her passion for civil rights and social justice as the President of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Terri led the Foundation for 18 years and also served as a previous Board Chair of the Nonprofit Roundtable. Angela Jones Hackley, the foundation's Vice President for Community Investment, will serve as Interim President.
Mary Agee, who has served as President of Northern Virginia Family Service for the past 27 years, has announced her retirement, effective June 2015. Mary's leadership has been instrumental in positioning the organization as a national leader in trauma response. Mary also served as Board Chair of the Roundtable.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has announced Harold O. Levy has been named Executive Director. Mr. Levy will lead the Foundation’s efforts to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.
Members in the News
Casa de Maryland cosponsored a direct action that brought leaders from across the country to the nation’s capital in a protest aimed at halting deportations and aiding immigrants living in the United States illegally, the Washington Post and Boston.com reported.
Compass was featured in the summer issue of the Forum Journal, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The article details Compass’ work with the Trust and two local historic properties, President Lincoln’s Cottage and Oatlands.
This summer, the Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. is offering a “Do Good, Feel Good” package, which benefits DC Central Kitchen. The package offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into DC Central Kitchen’s operation while giving guests the unique opportunity to volunteer afterwards, CNN Money reports.
DC Vote is running two 15-second ads in the back of Washington taxis, one of which was featured in a New York Times article about using ads in taxis to reach policymakers.
Interfaith Works has hired Shane Rock, who brings two decades of experience from around the country to the mission of fighting homelessness in Montgomery County, as their new CEO, the Gazette reports.
Safe Shores rolled out the red carpet for Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden as part of her trip to learn more about the Children’s Advocacy Center model. In partnership with the World Childhood Foundation, her Majesty was joined by members of Childhood USA, Childhood Brasil, Childhood Sweden and DC Mayor Vincent Gray, who lauded Safe Shores as a “gem in the community.”
The Sitar Arts Center was featured by WTOP for their work fostering talent and passion in low-income youth.
Anthony Crawford, a longtime Street Sense vendor, will celebrate his first anniversary in his own home after living for more than two decades on the streets, according to a spotlight piece published on the Huffington Post blog.
Voice of America “Now!” host David Byrd spoke with Ivonne Miranda, Wendt Center Grief Counselor, about dealing with sudden trauma, such as the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17 and the physical and emotional effects of such trauma.
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