The Weekly WRAG, Feb 16, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, February 16, 2022


Join us in welcoming new WRAG member Amalgamated Foundation

Click here to learn more about Amalgamated Foundation

This is a WRAG members-only event. 

How are local governments using legislation to address long-standing racial disparities? What is the role of philanthropy in moving Chief Equity Officers and Legislators toward a more racially equitable Greater Washington region? On November 10th, 2020, the DC Council unanimously passed The Reach Act, a racial equity legislation introduced by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie. We will explore how the Greater Washington region has facilitated the process of passing such legislation and what other racial equity initiatives are coming down the pipeline in 2022 and beyond from the government.

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Association of American Medical Colleges | Center for Health Justice
The Center for Health Justice invites nominations for members to its Multisector Partner Group. It seeks eight to 10 members from diverse backgrounds and sectors — including and beyond health care and academic medicine— to serve three-year terms. Sectors include but are not limited to:
  • Arts and Technology
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Food and Water
  • Housing and Real Estate 
  • Health Care
  • Law, Policy, and Governance
  • Neighborhood and Environment
  • Public Health
  • Social and Community Affairs
  • Transportation

Application Deadline: Feb. 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET

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Sports and Entertainment Impact Collective, A Fiscally Sponsored Program of WRAG
Applications are now open for the 2022 Sports & Entertainment Impact Certificate Cohort Launching May 19th.

SEIC offers the gold standard in trusted professional development for leaders across the sport, entertainment, and philanthropy industries. Our student experience stands apart from any other program: co-led by credible industry pioneers, our team of nearly 20 faculty is unmatched in size as is the quality of our 17 course curriculum.
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WRAG Membership Renewal 

WRAG members have been sent their membership renewal packets. If you need to access the renewal form you can do so here or by clicking the button below. Not a member? Contact Todd Pittman here
WRAG Membership Renewal Form
WRAG has published its new Strategic Framework transforming WRAG into a more racially just and philanthropy mobilizing organization. Check out the strategic framework by clicking the button below. 
WRAG Strategic Framework
Learn more about the Let's GO DMV! Guarantee Opportunity, Guaranteed Income pilot project by visiting the new website. 
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Looking For Shared Office Space?

WRAG is currently seeking subtenants for our space at the Navy Yard! Do you know of a nonprofit or foundation looking for office space? If interested, contact Leni Dworkis 

WRAG Member's Only Calendar

This WRAG member calendar acts as a resource for all WRAG members to submit and manage events throughout the year.  

Use of this calendar can ensure that events do not overlap between WRAG Members. 

To submit an event: make sure you're logged in, then click on the add event button. 

Click here to submit your first event!
WRAG Job Board
An employer looking to showcase your vision and culture? Jobseeker looking to apply your skills to make an impact in the Greater Washington region? Showcase your opportunities or discover what you are seeking on our job board!

WRAG will review all position descriptions submitted to our jobs board. Position descriptions must include the following information to be promoted on the WRAG job board:
  • Location information
    • Remote, hybrid, or on-location
  • Includes salary information
  • Includes benefits information  
Click here to post and search. Free to WRAG members!
Interested in WRAG membership? Contact Todd Pittman, Director, Member Experience at, or schedule a time to connect here.
Working Group Recordings
Members of WRAG's working groups will receive the recording of their working group session after it has concluded. Working Group Recordings are available to members only. Interested in becoming a member? Interested in WRAG membership? Contact Todd Pittman, Director, Member Experience at, or schedule a time to connect HERE.
Earned Sick Leave: How Local Officials Can Improve Public Health and Economic Security

From the Article |"Everyone gets sick, but not everyone is able to take the time they need to get better. Without the ability to take paid time away from work to deal with illness, workers must either forgo critical wages — and possibly risk job loss — in order to stay home and recover, or come into work sick and risk their own health and that of their coworkers and the public" 
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MITRE and DC Council Office of Racial Equity Publish Research to Address the Black-White Racial Wealth Gap

From the Article | "MITRE and the District of Columbia (DC) Council Office of Racial Equity (CORE) publicly issued new research today, A Systems Analysis of the Black-White Racial Wealth Gap in the District of Columbia, to understand the racial wealth gap in the district, how it operates and is reinforced, and how to achieve change. Their collaboration applied a data-driven, systems approach to help inform DC Councilmembers during their program and budget planning process as they work to eliminate racial inequities in the district."
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Join Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia's conversation with Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
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Watch the Meyer Foundation's series of short videos that highlight the work of our grantee partners in the #FundForBlackLedChange
Click here to watch the series

The Casey Foundation's Journey Toward Equitable Grant Making

"Too often, fun­ders fail to con­sid­er the total cost of their grants, cre­at­ing fund­ing gaps that have a dis­pro­por­tion­ate impact on small­er non­prof­its and orga­ni­za­tions of color."
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Diverse City Fund is Hiring it's First Executive Director

The Diverse City Fund is partnering with POLIHIRE to find its next Executive Director. If you are interested in and prepared for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your resume to Please include only your name (Last, First) in the subject line when submitting these materials.

The annual salary for the Executive Director will be $100,000. The Diverse City Fund, through its fiscal sponsor, Social Good Fund, offers a competitive benefits package, which includes medical, vision, and dental plans and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
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