Taproot Foundation will be hosting a webinar will teach you everything you need to get started on Taproot+, our cost-free online platform that connects nonprofits with skilled volunteers for short-term pro bono projects. Participants will learn how to translate your challenges and plans into a clear ask and how to post needs on Taproot+. The webinar is on October 25 at 1pm. Click here to register.
Audacious Philanthropy (Harvard Business Review, September/October 2017)
These are the four essential skills CEOs of the future have to have (Fast Company, September 25, 2017)
What’s Lost When Only Rich Kids Play Sports (The Atlantic, September 28, 2017)
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County has hired a new Executive Director Gabe Martinez Cabrera. Gabe has worked in underserved communities in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Recently, he worked for a research firm, Digital Promise, where he continued his communications and advocacy work to create a coalition of forward thinking adult education programs called “The Beacon Project.”
HIF FY18 Capacity Building Grant Application Open
Healthcare Initiative Foundation’s FY18 Capacity Building Grant application is now available online. HIF will be offering technical assistance opportunities on October 17, 23, and 30. Organizations can sign up for a 45-minute session via the Doodle Poll.
Grant applications are due by December 1 at 5pm. As part of the review process, grantees with qualifying applications will be invited for an interview during the week of December 18-22. Organizations may sign up for a time slot here.
Represent our sector and learn more at County Council committee sessions. Click here for the current committee schedule.
Education/Health and Human Services – October 19, 2pm
- Substance abuse prevention efforts in schools
HHS/Planning, Housing, and Economic Development – October 30, 9:30am
- OLO Report 2017-13, Housing for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
HHS/Planning, Housing, and Economic Development, November 2, 2pm
- WorkSource Montgomery Pop-up jobs center in the East County
- Expansion of Teen Works in East County for summer 2018
- Inside (not Outside) initiative to end chronic homelessness
Education – November 13, 2pm
- MCPS performance tracking
- Follow-up on Montgomery College metrics and enrollment trends
The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission will hold a public hearing on October 18 at 7pm at the Council Office Building to receive feedback from residents about possible amendments to the Montgomery County Charter.
The Charter is the constitutional framework for County government. To sign up to speak at the public hearing, please call 240-777-7928 or email@example.com.
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County released findings from Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. According to the study’s findings, the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Montgomery County generates $183.2 million in annual economic activity, supporting 3,807 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $15 million in local and state government revenues.