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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)
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
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. You can learn more about this opportunity, and view or download the application, at the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs website.
Infographic: Fundraising Trends
What strategies do nonprofits employ to successfully raise funding? New research, conducted by Nonprofit Research Collaborative and captured in this infographic, shows compelling strategies and statistics of successful organizations. Findings show successful organizations are bolstered by implementing ongoing, targeted donor retention initiatives, as well as showing the positive impacts of dedicating human resources to fundraising efforts.
Funding Opportunities through The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia is now accepting applications for The Community Investment Funds, their signature grant cycle. The funds are invested in organizations serving the Northern Virginia community in the areas of child and youth development, education, health, mental health and aging, military personnel and their families, and poverty relief. Many additional funding opportunities are available. Apply here.
Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits Serving Youth
Fair Chance improves the lives of children in Washington, DC’s most underserved communities by selecting promising youth-serving nonprofits and providing them with free, comprehensive expertise in organizational management for up to two years. Applications are now being accepted for the December 2014-November 2015 partnership year, click here to apply. To learn more about the Fair Chance partnership click here. Applications are due September 12, 2014 at 6 p.m.
RWJF Culture of Health Prize
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 2015 Culture of Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that help people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize; their accomplishments will be celebrated and shared broadly, to raise awareness and to inspire locally-driven change across the country. Initial applications are due September 17th.
Seeking Candidates for Montgomery County CDAC
The Montgomery County Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) is recruiting new members. Members of the CDAC are appointed by the County Executive to review applications and make recommendations regarding Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. For more information click here or contact Stevens Brown at the Department of Housing and Community Affairs at (240) 777-3685 or by email at
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.
Nonprofit Roundtable Events
Putting the Challenges of Living & Working in Northern Virginia in a Regional Context As we reported, the region has many successes worth celebrating; broadly shared prosperity is not one of them. This brown bag lunch 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 and The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, we will focus on the challenges in Northern Virginia. Register
for the event and read our blog post about our Montgomery County based discussion here
. When: Friday, September 12th, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Where: National PTA, 1250 North Pitt Street, #1, Alexandria, VA
Nonprofit Virginia: Important In-Person Meeting with HHR Secretary Bill Hazel
Join us in Richmond for a very important Nonprofit Virginia meeting, featuring HHR Secretary Bill Hazel, to talk about health care expansion and the upcoming special legislative session
. This is also a critical opportunity to update and reflect with you on Nonprofit Virginia's accomplishments, our role in the sector, and to hear from you what is most relevant and valuable about our shared work on issues of common cause. RSVP here
to attend. When: Wednesday, September 10th, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Where: Note Location Change: United Methodist Family Services, 3900 West Broad Street (Dining Hall) Richmond, VA 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 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:
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
We invite leaders of member organizations to join us for Table for Ten for New Executives. Facilitated by Ed Orzechowski, founder of Nonprofit-Advisors, Tables for Ten are designed to foster peer-facilitated support and problem solving through a series of three candid discussions. Past participants found this member-only event accelerated the trust and bonding that is key to problem-solving and collaboration. Register here. When: Tuesday, September 30th, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Table for Ten for New Executives
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 are invited to provide feedback, and to share their observations about the community, to inform the future of budget decisions.
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, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Where: Nonprofit Village, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
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. Priority given to organizations receiving funding from Montgomery County. Register here. When: Wednesday, November 12th - Thursday, November 13th, 2014
FIRM Financial Leadership Institute
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11th - Thursday, March 12th, 2015
8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Building I - Rooms 101 & 102, Rockville, MD
Members in the News
Bethesda Magazine reports, in its September issue, on the innovative work being done to fight hunger in Montgomery County by a coalition of nonprofits, government and faith community partners. With a 150% increase in food stamp participation by county residents in the past 5 years and over 53,000 Montgomery County Public School students now qualifying for free and reduced meals, the magazine highlights the effective work of Manna Food Center, Nourish Now, the Montgomery County Food Council, Kids in Need Distributors, and the hunger ministry of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington who are joining forces to fight hunger.
After the Rock Spring Park Market received many requests to extend the market season, the market issued a challenge: the more items donated for Bethesda Cares, the later the market will remain open, according to Bethesda Now. Bethesda Now reported that patrons donated $404 and 345 items.
CASA de Maryland and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hailed an announcement by Governor Martin O’Malley that the Baltimore City Detention Center, which is run by the state, will stop honoring most Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers, according to the ACLU.
With backing from the D.C. Lawyers for Youth, National Juvenile Defender Center and the D.C. Public Defender Service, D.C. Council member David Grosso is championing proposed legislation that would eliminate universal shackling of juvenile defendants, the Washington Post reports.
FACETS hosted back-to-school supply parties in low-income public housing developments to distribute supplies from the organization’s school supply drive, the Fairfax Times reports.
Family Service of Roanoke Valley continues to expand its prevention programs for youth, the Roanoke Times reports. Additionally, the Roanoke Police Department is launching the Domestic Violence Initiative and will be connected with various resources, including Family Service of Roanoke Valley, according to the Roanoke Times.
Families USA produced a brief saying that price transparency is more than just an exercise in being up-front—it’s imperative to improve the bottom line for any health insurer, Fierce Health Payer reports.
Two days a week, 91-year-old Beulah “Boo” Law picks up food that isn’t selling or is about to expire from Bethesda Co-op and delivers it to the Manna Food Center, the Gazette reports.
Mary’s Center was featured by PBS for their work with unaccompanied children who’ve entered the United States from Central America.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake announced receipt of a $20,000 grant from Bank of America to support Homeless Prevention and Diversion programs in Northern Virginia.
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