Do More 24

There’s still time! Nonprofit organizations across the region are participating in DoMore24 (until midnight tonight!) a day of giving towards community causes. So many of “the best” charities featured in the Catalogue are raising funds today — for soccer uniforms, to publish teen authored books, to provide legal services to homeless individuals and low-income refugees and so much more.

Need some inspiration? Check out our listing of great nonprofits here!

And as a bonus, several of our charities have matching funds to double the impact of your gift today. Take a look at these CFP charities, listed by category:

ARTS

ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

EDUCATION

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

2nd Celebration of Catalogue Reviewers & Charities

On Tuesday, June 17th the Catalogue celebrated our 2014 reviewers and newest class of charities at a reception in the Clarendon Ballroom. With a warm welcome to all from Catalogue Board Treasurer, Tom Raffa — who makes the financial review possible year after year — this event recognized the incredible dedication of our 120+ person review team and welcomed the charities they selected for the upcoming 2014/15 Catalogue, 26 of whom are brand new to the Catalogue network.

In a special presentation, President & Editor Barbara Harman honored several long-standing reviewers who have given over a decade of service to the Catalogue — including Oramenta Newsome (LISC DC), who has participated in all 12 years of the Catalogue’s review since our inception in 2003! Reviewers Bob Wittig (Jovid Foundation), Julia Baer Cooper (Lois & Richard England Family Foundation) and Silvana Straw (Community Foundation for the National Capital Region) were recognized for 11 years of service, and Suzanne Martin (formerly of the Fowler Foundation) received the “above and beyond” award in recognition of the quality & quantity of her thoughtful reviews over the past six years. The Catalogue is made possible by our program and financial reviewers and we were so pleased to have so many join us and meet the Class of 2014/15!

A huge thanks to our host and long time friend Sandra Hoehne at the Clarendon Ballroom, our nonprofit representatives, our reviewers, the Catalogue Board and special friends of the Catalogue from the Meyer Foundation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, the Cohen Foundation and the Otto Whalley Foundation. Thanks to everyone in attendance for making this our best celebration yet, and stay tuned for updates as our production process leads us to the release of the Catalogue on November 1st!

President Barbara Harman presents awards to Bob Wittig, Silvana Straw, and Julia Baer Cooper for 11 years of Service

 

President Barbara Harman with 12-year reviewer Oramenta Newsome

Around Town 6/13-6/19

A lot of great events coming up this week at our nonprofits! Opportunities to learn about and experience the great work that these local organizations do in our community.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fred Taylor Scholarship Dinner

For Love of Children
Come celebrate the newest recipients of the Fred Taylor Scholarship award as they graduate from high school and go on to start their postsecondary experience.
When: Thu Jun 12 2014 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: St. Francis Hall, 1340 Quincy Street, NW, Washington, DC 20017
Fee? no
Contact: Joe Peralta, (202) 349-3522

Saturday, June 14, 2014

La Traviata

The In Series
The In Series celebrates the completion of 25 years producing pocket-opera with a Verdi masterpiece, as the wordwide celebration of the master’s 200th birthday year ends. Based on Dumas’ Lady Of The Camelias, La Traviata is the intimate story of a not-socially-acceptable love affair that continues to touch our souls with its heart-breaking music. Director: Nick Olcott Music Director: Carlos Rodriguez
When: Sat Jun 14 2014 (3:00 PM)
Where: GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Fee? yes $44 general admission; $40 seniors; $22 students with school id & children
Volunteer Info: Usher, box office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, Executive Assistant, (202) 204-7765
For more information: click here

Monday, June 16, 2014

La Traviata

The In Series
The In Series celebrates the completion of 25 years producing pocket-opera with a Verdi masterpiece, as the wordwide celebration of the master’s 200th birthday year ends. Based on Dumas’ Lady Of The Camelias, La Traviata is the intimate story of a not-socially-acceptable love affair that continues to touch our souls with its heart-breaking music. Director: Nick Olcott Music Director: Carlos Rodriguez
When: Mon Jun 16 2014 (7:30 PM)
Where: GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Fee? yes $42 general admission; $38 seniors; $21 students with school id & children
Volunteer Info: Usher, box office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, Executive Assistant, (202) 204-7765
For more information:click here

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

One Hour, One World Tour

Ayuda
If you would like to get a first person introduction to Ayuda’s work and learn how you could get involved, please join us for one of our frequent One Hour, One World tours. Please sign up for a time and feel free to bring friends. (Tours are conducted in English)
When: Wed Jun 18 2014 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Ayuda DC office, 6925B Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
Fee? no
Contact: Elise Webb, (202) 387-4848 ext 130
For more information: click here

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Do More 24! for Girls on the Run – DC

Girls on the Run – DC
Do More 24! encourages the community to Give Where You Live. On June 19th from midnight to midnight, you have 24 hours to support the causes you care about by making an online donation of $24 or more to nonprofits that serve our region. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to provide 30 more girls with?program scholarships this fall. We hope you’ll choose Girls on the Run – DC on 6/19 as your favorite charity! Make a difference in just one day at: http://www.domore24.org/#npo/girls-on-the-run-dc
When: Thu Jun 19 2014 (00:15 AM – 12:00 MIDNIGHT)
Where: Online Giving Day at domore24.org, 1200 18th St NW, Suite 700f, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Fee? yes
Contact: Kelly Makimaa, (832) 443-8909

Catalogue Welcomes New Staff Member!

2014 is a year of exciting growth for the Catalogue…new workshops, a new class of charities, new partnerships, and now…a new team member! The Catalogue is excited to welcome Emma Bloksberg-Fireovid to the CFP team!

Emma joins us from Tufts University with a BA in Sociology. Raised in Baltimore, Emma’s passion for direct service work led her to work with inner-city youth in multiple facets: founding and operating an all-girls jump rope camp, teaching dance in Prince George’s county, and developing lesson plans for tutoring programs.

Emma will use her organizational, programming, and research experience to help support Catalogue initiatives. Her official bio (complete with fun facts!) and a photo are forthcoming on the CFP website.

Welcome aboard, Emma!

Millennial Week DC

This week Washington DC is host to its first annual Millennial Week. With a focus on highlighting the impact of the largest, most diverse generation in the United States (approximately 92 million in the United States, 1.8 billion globally) Millennial Week DC looks to cultivate, promote and present meaningful ideas and trends that reflect this generation.

In Thursday’s Washington Post, Caitlin Gibson explores Millennial Week DC, the negative stereotypes normally associated with this generation, and the steps they are taking to overcome them. While many label this generation as entitled, selfish, or uncharitable, the truth is that millennials are significant givers, of both time AND money. A recent study from Blackbaud shows that more than 60 percent of millennials donated an average of $481 per year across 3.3 charities. This generation, unlike others, wants more from the groups to which they give. They want to feel like they are part of the solution, whether as donors, volunteers or brand ambassadors. As nonprofits, we must be ready to engage them in these ways.

At the Catalogue for Philanthropy, we’re inspired by millennials and the way that they approach charitable giving and volunteerism. They challenge us to think bigger, be bolder, and meet their rising expectations for real-time information, rewards, and results (expectations which have been set largely thanks to the ever-present and emerging digital landscape). During 2014-2015, a main goal for the Catalogue is to expand our involvement with millennials, and we have exciting events, partnerships and campaigns in the works to do this…stay tuned!

Are you a millennial who wants to get more involved with the Catalogue? We’d love to hear your ideas! Contact us at ideas@cfp-dc.org.

At Millennial Week DC, working to improve a generation’s image, one selfie at a time – Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post

 

Around Town 5/30-6/5

Happy Friday! In case you missed our big announcement yesterday, we are excited to introduce you to our 2014-’15 class of Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington nonprofits! Once you check out that list, take a look at what our current nonprofits have going on around town this upcoming week!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Carousel Latino

The In Series
A festive carousel ride of Latino programs & artists, including cabaret, congas, tango, zarzuela, bolero, opera and more!
When: Fri May 30 2014 (8:00 PM)
Where: SOURCE, 1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee?: yes $30 general; $27 senior; $16 for students and youth
Volunteer Info: Usher, box office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, Executive Assistant, (202) 204-7765
For more information: click here

Saturday, May 31, 2014

DC SCORES Jamboree!

DC SCORES
The Jamboree! is our year-end culminating celebration of the DC SCORES programming year. The day is filled with a round-robin soccer tournament, arts and crafts booths, music, relay races, and many other activities for DC SCORES students and their families.
When: Sat May 31 2014 (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Where: Anacostia Park, NA, -, – -
Fee?: no
Volunteer Info: Volunteer roles include setup/breakdown, registration, referees, arts & crafts leaders, facepainters, lunch servers, and field monitors.
Contact: Alyssa Morse, (202) 393-6999 ext 311
For more information: click here

Strauss Masterpieces

National Philharmonic
Thomas Pandolfi, piano National Philharmonic Chorale Piotr Gajewski, conductor On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Strauss, enjoy exploring four of his masterpieces. Don Juan, a tone poem for large orchestra, features impassioned love themes reflecting the romance Strauss was experiencing with his future wife. Written when Strauss was 21, the Burlesque for piano and orchestra, brilliantly virtuosic and fiendishly difficult, is a burst of youthful exhilaration, full of confident high spirits and vitality. Strauss’s Wanderers Sturmlied, written in 1884, for male chorus and orchestra, was influenced by the Romantic composer Brahms. Death and Transfiguration, a tone poem for large orchestra, completed in 1889, depicts a dying artist as he reflects on his innocent childhood, the struggles and successes of his adulthood and finally, his longed-for transfiguration. Strauss Don Juan Burlesque Wanderers Sturmlied Death and Transfiguration
When: Sat May 31 2014 (8:00 PM)
Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Fee?: yes $28-$84 (Kids Free)
Contact: Deborah Birnbaum, (301) 581-5
For more information: click here

Carousel Latino

The In Series
A festive carousel ride of Latino programs & artists, including cabaret, congas, tango, zarzuela, bolero, opera and more!
When: Sat May 31 2014 (8:00 PM)
Where: SOURCE, 1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee?: yes $30 general; $27 senior; $16 for students and youth
Volunteer Info: Usher, box office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, Executive Assistant, (202) 204-7765
For more information: click here

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Carousel Latino

The In Series
A festive carousel ride of Latino programs & artists, including cabaret, congas, tango, zarzuela, bolero, opera and more!
When: Sun Jun 1 2014 (3:00 PM)
Where: SOURCE, 1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee?: yes $30 general; $27 senior; $16 for students and youth
Volunteer Info: Usher, box office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, Executive Assistant, (202) 204-7765
For more information: click here

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

One Hour, One World Tour

Ayuda
If you would like to get a first person introduction to Ayuda’s work and learn how you could get involved, please join us for one of our frequent One Hour, One World tours. Please sign up for a time and feel free to bring friends. (Tours are conducted in English)
When: Wed Jun 4 2014 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Ayuda DC office, 6925B Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
Fee?: no
Contact: Elise Webb, (202) 387-4848 ext 130
For more information: click here

Teach a Woman to Fish Book Release and Celebration

Women Thrive Worldwide
Women Thrive Worldwide is having a party in Washington, DC on June 4th, and you are invited! To celebrate the release of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe, Women Thrive is gathering friends, family, colleagues, and some of Washington’s top champions for global women’s rights. Can you join us? Please RSVP now. What: Teach a Woman to Fish Book Release and Celebration Where: Busboys and Poets 2021 14th St, NW Washington, DC 2009 When: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) RSVP NOW Space is limited. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Teach a Woman to Fish is the inspiring story of women and girls around the world who are working to break free of poverty, violence, and inequality. A first-person account by one of the world’s most passionate advocates for equality, it’s a stirring record of Woman Thrive’s more than 15 years of work in Sri Lanka, Honduras, Burkina Faso, and around the globe. In the words of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Teach a Woman to Fish is a book that “every citizen and lawmaker should read…” Don’t miss the worldwide advance release of this powerful new book. Please RSVP now…
When: Wed Jun 4 2014 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Bus Boys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Fee?: no
Contact: Jillian Holzer, (202) 999-4483
For more information: click here

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Theater Tech Program Graduation & Student Showcase

Joe’s Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus
Celebrate with our student participants as they complete their time with us and showcase their digital media work. The Theater Tech Program is a workforce development initiative that prepares low-income youth from Prince George’s County for employment through training in technical theater production, operations and digital media along with supports such as tutoring, college exploration and life skills coaching.
When: Thu Jun 5 2014 (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Fee?: no
Contact: Melissa Rosenberg, (301) 699-1819
For more information: click here

Extra! Extra! Find out who will be featured by the Catalogue in 2014-2015!

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is honored to announce our newest group of local charities recognized as among *the best* in our region. The 12th edition of the Catalogue for Philanthropy will feature 78 organizations in its print Catalogue, and an additional 18 organizations online. To see the full list of organizations, click here.

Spanning across all four categories of Nature, Culture, Education, and Human Services, each charity selected for the Catalogue underwent a rigorous vetting process conducted by our 120+ person review team.

One of the highlights from this year’s list includes five “growth” charities that increased their operating budget above CFP’s $3 million limit since their last application (charities may re-apply to the Catalogue every 4 years). A big “congratulations” to DC Bilingual Public Charter School, Jubilee Housing, Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, and United States Capitol Historical Society on their growth!

What’s next? Over the next several months, the CFP team will be working hard to write, edit, and produce the 2014-2015 Catalogue so it can be used as a valuable guide to giving by more than 25,000 individuals in our region during the holiday season (and beyond). While the 2014-2015 Catalogue won’t be mailed until November 1st, you can still view our 2013-2014 charities or browse the digital edition of the Catalogue at CFP-DC.org.

A special thank you to our dedicated review team, partners, board members, and CFP staff who made this application and review process one of our best yet. Stay tuned for future blog posts when we’ll give you a peek inside the Catalogue production process!

Around Town 5/23-5/29

We hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend! Take some time to meet a few great nonprofits and get to know the community around you by heading to some of these great events!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Volunteer for Kid Power at Run or Dye!

Kid Power
Kid Power is the nonprofit partner of this year’s Run or Dye event! Last November, Kid Power was honored to be the partner for the 2013 event. It was so much fun for our team and our supporters, that we are thrilled to participate again. Proceeds from the run will benefit help us serve more youth! But, we need your help! We receive a donation based on the number of volunteers we recruit to help at the event. And, we need to recruit 100 volunteers this year!!
When: Sat May 24 2014 (07:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee?: no
Volunteer Info: Volunteer Duties- help registering runners, spraying runners in dye, give runners water, help runners with directions, event set-up, and more! What you get for volunteering- Free Run or Dye Tshirt, access to the celebration party after the race, entry into a Kid Power raffle, and knowing you had a part in helping DC youth receive high quality afterschool programs! When: Saturday May 24th; 7:30 am – 1pm (accomodations may be made for several volunteers who are not able to arrive by 7 am) at RFK Stadium (nearest metro: Stadium Armory). Friday shifts are also available (help with packet pick-up and registration): Friday May 23rd; 9 am- 3pm and 2:45pm-8pm.
Contact: Kid Power, (202) 383-4543
For more information: click here

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cuisine des Artistes: Biennial Spring Gala Fundraiser to Honor Bruce Kogod

District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC)
Showcasing the talents of local area chefs and artists, Cuisine des Artistes is a dinner happening. In this rare union, gastronomical, visual, theatrical and literary artists join forces to create a feast for the senses featuring the most delicious edible art. With entertainment by performing artists, design by visual artists, and food created by culinary artists, Cuisine des Artistes is more than an event, it’s a phenomenon.
When: Thu May 29 2014 (6:30 PM)
Where: The Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Place NW, Washington D.C., DC 2008
Fee?: yes $125 for DCAC Members/ $150 for New Members
Contact: Rebecca Gray, (202) 462-7833
For more information: click here

Carousel Latino

The In Series
A festive carousel ride of Latino programs & artists, including cabaret, congas, tango, zarzuela, bolero, opera and more!
When: Thu May 29 2014 (7:30 PM)
Where: SOURCE, 1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? yes $30 general; $27 senior; $16 for students and youth
Volunteer Info: Usher, box office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, Executive Assistant, (202) 204-7765
For more information: click here

Changing the Way we Think about Charity: Nonprofit Roundtable Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, hundreds of nonprofit and community leaders gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Annual Meeting.

The meeting provided an opportunity to network, recognize the impact of leaders in the nonprofit sector, and learn about the Roundtable’s strategic plan for 2014 and beyond to “bring forward the leadership, voice and vision of our nonprofit community.”

Dan Pallotta, keynote speaker for the event, gave a thought-provoking talk based on his book, Uncharitable, about why charities should let go of old belief systems that hold us back from big change. Below are some of the key takeaways captured by the Catalogue team:

  • If we want to see social problems fixed on a grand scale, we must change the way we think about our approach to solving them. Simply thinking “out of the box” is not enough. We need to understand what’s inside the box: what works, what doesn’t, and what has held us back from making a bigger, lasting impact on our communities.
  • “If you prohibit failure, you squash innovation.” We must let go of our fear of failure, since innovation is critical to driving change.
  • Stop telling nonprofits to “be more like a business.” Often, this phrase is intended to mean “be more efficient.” What it should mean is this: be more like a business by investing in your people, your marketing and advertising, and new revenue ideas. When businesses do this, they see a return in talent, awareness and engagement.
  • When evaluating a charity, we need to let go of the idea that “one number” can represent its efficacy. Instead, we should be measuring a charity’s intention to have an impact, its progress towards making those goals, and how it will distribute this information.

At the Catalogue, we’re looking forward to next year’s event, and continuing our work with the Nonprofit Roundtable in 2014!

To learn more about Dan Pallotta and Uncharitable,visit:?http://www.danpallotta.com/index.php

About The Nonprofit Roundtable: The Nonprofit Roundtable is an alliance of over 300 nonprofits and community partners building the strength, visibility, and influence of the nonprofit sector to improve the quality of life for all in the Greater Washington region.

Around Town 5/16-5/22

Looking for something fun to do before Memorial Day weekend hits next weekend? Check out these great events that some CFP nonprofits are putting on this week!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The World’s Most Important Dinner Party

A Wider Circle
Come see our Center for Community Service transform into a beautiful dining room and theatre for The World’s Most Important Dinner Party. Enjoy dinner and a show, put on by the talented young performers of Take the Stage Performance Company. It only costs A Wider Circle $33 to provide a child or adult with all of his or her basic need items – from beds and dressers to sheets, towels, dishes, pots, pans, and much, much more! $33 is only a suggested donation. We invite you to come on out, share in some great food, hear about the work, and enjoy dinner and a show!
When: Sat May 17 2014 (7:00 PM)
Where: A Wider Circle’s Center for Community Service, 9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Fee?: no
Contact: Kim Canary, (301) 608-3504
For more information: click here

Sarah Chang Plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

National Philharmonic
Sarah Chang, violin Piotr Gajewski, conductor Violinist Sarah Chang, recognized worldwide as one of classical music’s most captivating and gifted performers, plays Vivaldi’s most popular work, The Four Seasons, a set of four short violin concertos written around 1723. The concertos each depict a season and are filled with dazzling effects mimicking natural phenomena such as storms, wind, thunder and rain, as well as bird calls. Ms. Chang’s 2007 CD of the Seasons attracted international commendation, with BBC Music Magazine stating, She has never made a finer recording. Strauss wrote the adagio for strings, Metamorphosen, during the closing days of World War II as an elegy for the destruction of Munich, including the historic National Theatre opera house. Strauss Metamorphosen Vivaldi The Four Seasons
When: Sat May 17 2014 (8:00 PM)
Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Fee?: yes $28-$84 (Kids Free)
Contact: Deborah Birnbaum
For more information: click here

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sarah Chang Plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

National Philharmonic
Sarah Chang, violin Piotr Gajewski, conductor Violinist Sarah Chang, recognized worldwide as one of classical music’s most captivating and gifted performers, plays Vivaldi’s most popular work, The Four Seasons, a set of four short violin concertos written around 1723. The concertos each depict a season and are filled with dazzling effects mimicking natural phenomena such as storms, wind, thunder and rain, as well as bird calls. Ms. Chang’s 2007 CD of the Seasons attracted international commendation, with BBC Music Magazine stating, She has never made a finer recording. Strauss wrote the adagio for strings, Metamorphosen, during the closing days of World War II as an elegy for the destruction of Munich, including the historic National Theatre opera house. Strauss Metamorphosen Vivaldi The Four Seasons
When: Sun May 18 2014 (3:00 PM)
Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Fee?: yes $28-$84 (Kids Free)
Contact: Deborah Birnbaum
For more information: click here

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

One Hour, One World Tour

Ayuda
If you would like to get a first person introduction to Ayuda’s work and learn how you could get involved, please join us for one of our frequent One Hour, One World tours. Please sign up for a time and feel free to bring friends. (Tours are conducted in English)
When: Wed May 21 2014 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Ayuda DC office, 6925B Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
Fee?: no
Contact: Elise Webb, (202) 387-4848 ext 130
For more information: click here