• Join your colleagues
    and Get on the Map!

    We've launched a major new initiative with the Foundation Center to improve the quality, timeliness, and availability of grant data for and about WRAG members. Find out more.
     

     

  • Fundamentals of CSR: April 23-24, 2015
     

    This new two-day workshop is designed specifically for individuals looking to launch a CSR career or strengthen corporate partnerships. Learn more here.

  • Loudoun County Philanthropy Conference

    Loudoun County is the fastest growing jurisdiction in our region. Join fellow funders and community leaders on May 14 to learn about the shifting needs in Loudoun and explore strategies for addressing those needs. Learn more here.

  • Choose WRAG to Be Your Fiscal Sponsor
     

    Are you looking for a 501(c)(3) home for your philanthropic project or funder collaborative? Let WRAG handle the back office so you can focus on what's important. Learn more here.

  • Washington AIDS Partnership

    Learn about the work of the Washington AIDS Partnership, its AmeriCorps team (at right), and how you can join the fight against HIV/AIDS in our region. Visit the website.

  • Get the latest from
    The Daily WRAG

    Every day, we bring you the latest news about the Greater Washington region, philanthropy, and our members (plus a few distractions). Read it here.

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Latest News

March 2, 2015
WRAG is proud to announce the launch of The Fundamentals of CSR: A Two Day Workshop, intended for business students, aspiring CSR professionals, fundraising consultants, and nonprofit leaders seeking to better understand CSR for the purposes of, for example, launching a CSR career, identifying and building new corporate relationships, or strengthening existing corporate partnerships.
February 25, 2015
WRAG is launching a new area of programming focused on the specific needs and professional development of foundation finance staff.
February 18, 2015
Late last year, the CWBI incorporated its first company, the Community Clean Water Management Group. Based in Prince George’s County, CCMG will provide stormwater management maintenance and monitoring services to both anchor institutions and private clients. Within the next few months, CCMG will announce its founding CEO and will begin identifying, interviewing, and hiring employee-owners.

Upcoming Events

26
Mar 2015

The Funders’ Roundtable is a networking group exclusively for donors, foundations, and companies interested in giving in Montgomery County, MD.

30
Mar 2015

CFOs & finance staff: Join us for the first meeting of the new Foundation Finance Affinity Group.

31
Mar 2015

President Obama's recent executive actions on immigration would impact nearly 200,000 immigrants in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. These deferred action policies would significantly expand workforce development opportunities for workers and employers, and also significantly impact social, educational, and health outcomes for immigrant families. Join us to learn more about the executive actions and efforts being made by the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and local government.

Spotlight

Apply Now to Host a Philanthropy Fellow

WRAG's Philanthropy Fellows program connects WRAG members with students from the University of Maryland’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. This exclusive partnership provides funders with knowledgeable and skilled fellows, and gives the next generation of social sector leaders the opportunity to gain experience in grantmaking, build a professional network, and learn about local community needs.
 
Since 2011, 29 organizations have hosted nearly 50 Philanthropy Fellows. Learn more about the program and how it works by clicking the image above. Applications to host a fellow this fall are due Friday, May 8.