Event: Putting the Challenges of Working and Living in Montgomery County in a Regional Context
Nonprofit Roundtable Montgomery, with Montgomery Moving Forward, invites you to the first local conversation with the authors of Bursting the Bubble to drill down on the data and explore how it fits with kindred efforts such as Montgomery Moving Forward, Connecting Youth to Opportunity and Ready for Tomorrow: Workforce and Education Summit. This is a chance for members and stakeholders to consider what is being done or planned in Montgomery County related to jobs and workforce development in a more regional context.
The local regional economy is good for some, but leaves many behind, according to the study published by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy, The Commonwealth Institute (of Virginia), and the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Most workers in the national capital region are struggling just to get by, seeing their wages stagnate or fall while the highest earners are enjoying strong wage growth. The study concludes that inequality is growing as top earners race ahead of those in the middle and the bottom and that there is much to be gained when approaching challenges around skill building, affordable housing, health care and job creation as a region, not only as individual counties and cities.
Tuesday, August 12th from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. in Bethesda, MD. Register to here attend.
Board-Chair CEO Summit
The Board Chair-CEO Summit, which is open to Nonprofit Roundtable members and nonmembers alike, is an event that brings together Board Chairs and CEOs from leading nonprofit organizations in the Greater Washington region for the purpose of generating a dialogue about best practices for successful board/CEO engagement. This year, the Summit will include a debate featuring experts from the field presenting differing viewpoints on topics that leaders in the nonprofit sector grapple with everyday. The debate will be followed by breakout sessions that tie into the debate and allow participants the opportunity to share their own best practices for strengthening their executive leadership relationships.
The Board Chair-CEO Summit will be held on Monday, September 29th at the CEB in Rosslyn, VA from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Look for more information and registration soon.
NACo recognizes Nonprofit Roundtable Montgomery's FIRM Institute
Congratulations to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Nonprofit Roundtable Montgomery for recognition by The National Association of Counties with a NACo 2014 Achievement Award for innovative programming for their partnership project – FIRM Financial Reporting and Management Institute. This program, now entering its fourth year, trains nonprofit CEOs, CFOs and Board members in financial leadership and sustainability and is presented in collaboration with OrgForward, a capacity-building consultancy and MCDHHS staff. To register for 2014-15 sessions of FIRM, contact
Leaders Discuss the Business of Philanthropy and Community Investment
Patricia Mathews, Nonprofit Roundtable board member and President & CEO of Northern Virginia Health Foundation and Tamara Copeland, President of Washington Regional Area Grantmakers were guests on WJLA’s Washington Business Report. Ms. Mathews and Ms. Copeland, both heads of Roundtable member organizations, appeared with David Bowers, Vice-President and Market Leader at Enterprise Community Partners, the panel discussed the business of philanthropy including Impact Investing, along with how collaborative philanthropic efforts have positively affected the local economy. See the interview here.
Foundations Collaborate to Amplify Their Impact By Jointly Funding Projects
A group of local foundations has committed to supporting the design and implementation of an enrollment system for Montgomery Cares—the program that provides access to health care for 30,000 low-income Montgomery County residents who are not eligible for state or federal health coverage. With consumers now utilizing the Affordable Care Act, this is a key time to align county-funded health access programs and streamline processes. “Just like our grantees, we as funders have a far greater impact collectively than independently. We see this type of collaboration as the first of many as we explore opportunities for supporting this transformative work and continue to invest in high-quality, comprehensive, and equitable health care for Montgomery County residents,” said Crystal Townsend, President of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.
Rebuilding Together seeks nonprofit facility in need of revitalization
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) is looking for a nonprofit facility that can accommodate up to 100 volunteers on a single day of service (September 11, 8:30 am-3:30 pm). RTMC will scope out the work, organize the event, facilitate on the day of the project, and manage the volunteers.
Work can include painting, landscaping, light carpentry work, unique projects and is at no-cost to the nonprofit facility. For more information, contact Allison Kenworthy at
Action Item: Last Call to Support Zoning Code Recommendations
Show your support for changes to the zoning code that would increase the number of affordable housing units developed in the Montgomery County by turning out TONIGHT at the final public hearing on the Zoning Rewrite at 7:30 PM, Montgomery County Council Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville.
If your organization is interested in signing on to a group letter, please email
PCI's Pro Bono Initative Supporting Charitable and Cause-Driven Organizations
PCI is offering an opportunity for one nonprofit to receive its award-winning marketing and creative services. PCI has completed pro bono marketing and creative work for local nonprofit organizations including The Carpenter’s Shelter, Spring for Alexandria, the Campagna Center, Luke's Wings, the Marine Corps Marathon, and this year’s recipient, The Child & Family Network Centers. This opportunity is available exclusively for 501(c) organizations based in the Washington metropolitan area. Interested organizations may submit an application by September 12 here. The selected organization will be announced November 3.
New Nonprofit Office Space
The Stuart Center for Mission, Educational Leadership and Technology, located in Brookland, announced the availability of newly renovated office space for nonprofits and religious congregations whose mission is aligned with the Stuart Center. Sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Stuart Center seeks to respond to the educational and justice needs of our country and world. For more information about renting office space or meeting space, please contact Sr. Vicky Rajca at
or call 202-635-7987 (ext.11).