Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Center's Blog has moved!

We've incorporated the Center blog onto our Web site! Please visit us online at for the latest news and information. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to e-news.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Join Us This Week

We hope to see you this week at one of these upcoming workshops at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Click each listing below for event and registration details.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Action Alert: Arlington County

The residents of Arlington County need your help. The Board of Supervisors will finalize its Fiscal Year 2011 budget tomorrow. The vote is a crucial one. Help us tell Board of Supervisors members to protect critical services counted on by so many in our area.

Join other nonprofits by adding your name to our sign-on letter. Click here to access the online letter. After you have signed on, please spread the word!

Sign On to Support Arlington County Nonprofits!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Grant Opportunity: 2010 Washington Gas Environmental Innovator Grant

Washington Gas seeks proposals for its 2010 Washington Gas Environmental Innovator Grant. According to Washington Gas:

"The purpose of the Request For Proposal (RFP) is to identify and promote programs that encourage practices among residential households to improve energy efficiency; raise awareness of natural gas as a clean and efficient fuel; and influence actions targeting the reduction of total energy consumption thereby reducing greenhouse gas emission.

"The company is seeking to award a grant in the amount of $50,000 to a qualifying organization that demonstrates a commitment to improving quality of life and environmental innovation. Washington Gas seeks to engage a nonprofit organization in a capacity building opportunity to strengthen their long-term ability to achieve their mission, goals and programs that are compatible with the grant."

Interested applicants may participate in bidder conference calls scheduled for April 22 and May 12. Applications are due Friday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Visit the Washington Gas Charitable Giving Program Web site or download the Request For Proposals (PDF) to learn more.

Cast Your Vote: 2010 Viewers' Choice Awards

Cast your vote in the 2010 Viewers' Choice Awards from Center member the Public Access Corporation of the District of Columbia (DCTV). Competition categories for the best shows on DCTV include Health, Youth, Short Film/Documentary, Enrichment, Sports, International, Short Program, Best Community Focused, Entertainment and News/Public Affairs.

Vote today!

Fundraising Opportunity

Opportunity from Centerplate at The Washington Redskins:

Centerplate at The Washington Redskins is actively recruiting nonprofit organizations to work with them for the upcoming Redskins season. On average, nonprofits made $1,100 per event last season. Requirements to become a part of this winning team are: nonprofits must have a strong volunteer base of at least 18 people, all 18 volunteers must be available to work all 12 events for this upcoming season and be willing to go through customer service and alcohol training. If your nonprofit meets these requirements and could use a great fundraiser contact Opal Scott at 301.276.6456 or Space is limited so call today!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Probono Architectural Services

Are you a nonprofit looking for architectural services? Community Design Services (CDS), a program of Center member Washington Architectural Foundation, can help! Founded in 1991, CDS provides local nonprofits with pro bono design services if they can not otherwise afford these services. CDS architects can:
  • put clients’ dreams on paper in drawings or reports to be used to gain community support or for fundraising;
  • assist in preparing a design program for your project;
  • evaluate buildings to determine whether the structure can accommodate your program;
  • and provide conceptual designs, and cost estimates
Visit the Washington Architectural Foundation Web site or click here to learn more.