Local Nonprofit Bulletin
Philanthropic resources, news from small nonprofits in the DMV, upcoming events, and a roundup of volunteer opportunities! Have questions or an opportunity you want featured? Reach out to Amanda, our Communications and Marketing Coordinator, for shoutouts and collaborations!
Farmers market in the classroom! At Francis-Stevens, middle schoolers get to choose a FRESHFARM FoodPrints recipe as a class, “shop” for ingredients that they take home, and cook dinner while gathering with other students and teachers virtually. Learn more about how FRESHFARM builds these classroom “farmers markets” and engage students through cooking!
Interested in examining how community organizing can be used to build a more just world and strengthen our communities? Learn more about JOIN for Justice’s “Don’t Kvetch, Organize!” course that is designed especially for Jews United for Justice!
The ACT Initiative hosted a series of virtual events, now available online, to help people understand and empathize with the experiences of returning citizens. Watch “A Deeper Look at Second Chances,” a vibrant conversation about the challenges of returning home following a period of incarceration, sponsored by Community Family Life Services. And watch their other past events with Free Minds, Thrive DC, and Jubilee Housing!
Know a 4th or 5th grader who wants to learn more about theatre, make new friends, and have fun? Sign them up for Young Artists of America‘s KIDS Academy, a summer daytime training program at their new campus in Olney, Maryland!
The C&O Canal Towpath has been named USA Today‘s 7th best recreational trail! This spring, experience a history lesson, unique boat ride, and the famous C&O canal mules by taking a trip at the historic Great Falls Tavern!
Grammy Award-winning folk icons Tom Paxton, and Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer recently released “Don’t Say Gay,” featuring the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC in their song and video!
“It’s really vital to ensure that arts organizations can have permanent homes,” Diana Movius, founder of Dance Loft on 14, told DCist. “The more of those spaces that disappear, the less of a grassroots arts culture D.C. will have.”
May 13, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Join Common Good City Farm for Salad Slam!
May 13, 6:30 PM | Join Young Playwrights’ Theater and SAFER (Students Advocating for the Eradication of Racism) at Sitar Arts Center
May 13, 8:00 – 10:00 PM | Edu-Futuro’s first-ever Viva La Salsa fundraiser!
May 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Soulfull Springfest: Cafe Grand Reopening
May 14, 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Girls Rock! DC’s Hat Band Showcase 2022
May 14, 2:00 – 5:00 PM | Project Create’s 2022 Student Art Showcase
May 15, 6:00 PM | Sex Worker Advocates Coalition, #DecrimPovertyDC, and HIPS presents their first annual open mic night!
May 17, 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Mikva Challenge: Youth Led Mayoral Candidates Forum
May 19, 6:00 PM | BUILD.org presents their first-ever student-led Youth Advisory Panel Webinar!
May 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Join C&O Canal Trust for National Kids to Parks Day!
May 25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Barker Adoption Foundation’s 2022 Annual Meeting
June 2 | Shutter Speed: How We’re Living Now
June 6, 6:30 PM | IN Series: Ruby Anniversary Gala
June 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | One World Graduation Celebration
June 8, 6:00 – 9:00 PM | New Endeavors by Women’s Spring FUNdraiser
June 9, 5:00 – 8:30 PM | Common Good City Farm: A Night on the Farm
The Georgetown Ministry Center has many open shifts! Volunteers do a variety of jobs, including: signing guests in, coordinating shower and laundry services, distributing meals, sorting clothing donations, and talking with their guests.
Volunteering with DC127 is a unique opportunity to form an intentional relationship with a family to provide much-needed social and emotional encouragement to parents who are isolated and overwhelmed. Learn more about serving as a DC127 Communities for Families volunteer!
Pathways Partnership | Fair Chance
Pathways is an 8-month Partnership that deepens nonprofit leaders’ knowledge and skills across four key areas of an organization (Board Development, Fundraising, Leadership and Management, and Program Evaluation) and provides tools and support to advance the organization’s mission, stability, and growth.
Investing in Native Communities | Native Americans in Philanthropy and Candid
Native Americans in Philanthropy has built a resource center to keep track of the latest information and response funds for Native communities and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. You can also learn more about supporting solutions led by and for Native communities, expand your understanding of history through a Native lens, and more.
“Beyond ‘X Number Served’” | Stanford Social Innovation Review
“Getting metrics right is a dynamic process that evolves over time.” This article by Mona Mourshed dives into complexity and plurality with metrics and how to expand a nonprofit’s impact by building programs on three pillars: breadth, depth, and durability.