Four years ago, WRAG convened funders to learn about how worker-owner businesses comprising the Evergreen Cooperatives were moving families out of poverty in Cleveland, OH. The briefing inspired a group of funders to support a study to determine whether the model held promise here in our region. Now, we are excited to announce that the first CWBI business has been launched: the Community Clean Water Management Group in Prince George’s County. Join leaders from across the Greater Washington region to learn about CWBI, the impact of this business model on individuals and communities, and the vision for CWBI into the future.
Join philanthropic, nonprofit, government, and community leaders from around the region to learn about the needs in Loudoun County and explore strategies for addressing those needs.
More than 40 percent of new mothers are unmarried. Sixty percent of these births are unplanned, as women, in the words of Dr. Isabel Sawhill, “drift” into motherhood. Since the 1970s, this rise in unwed and unplanned motherhood has resulted in an increase in child poverty. Join us as Dr. Sawhill explores these societal trends and their impact on child poverty and wellness, and explains how the social sector can effectively support efforts for change.
Site visits can provide philanthropists with valuable information about their grantees and the causes they support, and can cultivate positive relationships between funders and nonprofits. This meeting will explore the best ways to approach a site visit and critical questions to ask on your visit.
Are you interested in launching a career in CSR? Do you want to learn how to strengthen relationships with existing corporate funders and attract the attention of future partners?
The Funders’ Roundtable free lunch events provide representatives of local companies and foundations with an opportunity to get acquainted, learn more about Montgomery County funding priorities, and share best practices.
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.
CFOs & finance staff: Join us for the first meeting of the new Foundation Finance Affinity Group.
The Funders’ Roundtable is a networking group exclusively for donors, foundations, and companies interested in giving in Montgomery County, MD.
CEOs/equivalents are invited to hear Bob Buchanan of the 2030 Group discuss his vision for how philanthropy, government, business, and academia can advance a regional economic development agenda.
Join your fellow grantmakers for a look at the challenges and opportunities of a cleaner Anacostia River. Whether you are interested in the environmental health of the watershed or the economic health of the communities along the riverbank, come share your thoughts on how philanthropy can continue to catalyze the transformation of the Anacostia.
Analyze current trends and best practices in philanthropy, social investing, and employee engagement.
Join us to hear from Nancy Jamison, executive director of San Diego Grantmakers, about how SDG members spearheaded an unprecedented cross-sector collaboration to develop a comprehensive plan to better coordinate community resources for veterans, and to connect those resources to service members.
Designed specifically for corporate funders, this panel discussion will provide insights into some of the region’s top funding priorities and highlight a variety of investment opportunities, from the tried-and-true to new-and-exciting.