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Committee for Montgomery Breakfast

October 16th, 2017|Events, MoCo Government News, Uncategorized|

The 2017 Annual Legislative Breakfast is on December 14 from 7-9:30am at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the 2018 Gubernatorial candidates. Click here for more information.

Free Webinar: Taproot+ Live: Craft a Project Ask to Find the Right Skilled Volunteer

October 15th, 2017|Training Opportunities|

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.

Interesting Reads

October 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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)

Congratulations Mark Bergel of A Wider Circle

October 15th, 2017|Member News|

Recently Mark Bergel, Executive Director of A Wider Circle received an honorable mention for the2017 EXCEL Award which recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives.

Workshop on Working for the County Government

October 14th, 2017|MoCo Government News, Training Opportunities|

Montgomery County Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Office Of Human Resources, will present a workshop on How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government on October 24. Registration is required.

Literacy Council Welcomes New Executive Director

October 14th, 2017|Member News|

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.”

Grants! October 2017

October 13th, 2017|Grants & Funding|

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.

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County Council Work Sessions of Interest

October 13th, 2017|Advocacy|

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

Montgomery County Charter Review Commission Public Hearing

October 13th, 2017|Advocacy, Events, MoCo Government News|

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 emailcharterreview.commission@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Montgomery County’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector Generates $183.2 million in Economic Activity

October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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.

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