Center CEO Meets with Nonprofit Leaders from China

On March 26, a group of 15 nonprofit leaders from China visited the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as part of a U.S. State Department program. Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie met with the group and provided them with an overview of the Center and American nonprofits.

Leaders Connect in Northern Virginia

On March 5 in Reston, 40 nonprofit leaders, representing organizations from Virginia, DC, Maryland, and even Boston, met and mingled at the Center’s Northern Virginia Nonprofit Mixer. Hosted by the Center with partner Cornerstones, the event gave attendees the chance to share information and gain insight from their peers in the sector.

Flordelisa Perez Dolan, with Center Member AARP, called the Mixer “a jam-packed event” that was “full of energy, networking and knowledge sharing.”

Center Course Covers the Legal Consequences of Fee-for-Service

The past decade has been marked by the increasing commercialization of the nonprofit sector. Faced with cutbacks in government funding and foundation grants, as well as dwindling private donations in the wake of the 2008 recession, nonprofits have looked to other sources of revenue to make up the difference. These factors, combined with the influence of the “social entrepreneurship” movement, have led nonprofits to seek innovative models of philanthropy that increasingly resemble commercial enterprises.

Center Submits Comments, Requests Hearing, Regarding Proposed IRS Restrictions on Nonprofit Voter Education and Engagement

Washington, D.C. – February 27, 2014 – In response to a notice of proposed rulemaking by the IRS, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, with the pro-bono legal assistance of Winston & Strawn LLP, has submitted comments opposing the new regulations and has requested that a public hearing be held to further discuss the issue. After hearing from concerned nonprofits, the Center took action on behalf of its members, who are 501(c)(3) organizations.

Accepting Nominations: 2014 Board Leadership Award

You are invited to make a nomination for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement's 2014 Board Leadership Award presented by CohnReznick with additional support by BoardSource. Nominations will be accepted from January 31 through March 31.

Managing your Health Benefits Checklist - from VitalHealth

In an effort to assist nonprofit organizations and their staff in closing out 2013 and starting off 2014 on the right foot, the Center’s VitalHealth program has created checklists for organizations and employees. While these recommendations were created with our VitalHealth subscribers in mind, these best practices should be helpful to any nonprofit organization and employees looking to manage their health benefits to their fullest advantage.

VitalHealth’s Checklist for Employers

East of the River Impact Initiative Report Shows Success

The Center recently commissioned an external evaluation of our East of the River Impact Initiative (EORI). In collaboration with CommunityBuild Ventures, Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative and Parklands Community Center, EORI’s goal is to further expand support for nonprofits located and serving communities in Wards 7 & 8 in the District of Columbia. The following is a summary of the report.

Showing Love: Kayla's Village

Organization Name: Kayla’s Village

Tell us about your organization:

Kayla's Village seeks to strengthen families and those individuals and organizations that work to care for others' children by building their capacity. They provide support to foster and adoptive parents, guardians, social workers, and social service professionals for the challenging work they perform.

Showing Love: Generation Hope

Organization NameGeneration Hope

Tell us about your organization:

Generation Hope is the only community-based nonprofit organization solely focused on college completion for teen parents in the D.C. area and is a rarity across the United States. Founded in 2010, Generation Hope selects teen mothers and teen fathers who have displayed academic achievement and a desire to go to college to become Scholars in the Generation Hope Scholar Program.

Government Shutdown Inspires Learning Opportunity

Two weeks into the recent shutdown of the federal government, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement had set in place a plan to pull nonprofits together to identify the hardships affecting our sector and to share ideas on how to address them. [Read our October 15th blog laying out our plan.] Before we could execute on the plan, the shutdown ended; but of course the difficulties did not.

Showing Love: The Institute for Student Health (The ISH)

Organization Name: The Institute for Student Health (The ISH)

Tell us about your organization:

The Institute for Student Health (The ISH) teaches K-12 grade students and their families to live healthy, active lifestyles by providing cooking, gardening and fitness instruction at schools and community events.

Center Impact: Father McKenna Center

Through our programs and benefits, the Center touches and strengthens hundreds of nonprofits in the greater Washington area. Read what one Center member has to say about how the Center helps his organization.

Center Staff Volunteer Day

On Monday, November 25th, we spent the morning volunteering at Full Citizenship of Maryland. A Center member since 2002, Full Citizenship provides community living support and assistance to people with developmental disabilities.