The Weekly WRAG | Feb 2, 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

WRAG will be featuring DMV Black Philanthropy Leaders in honor of Black History Month! Do you know someone you think should be recognized? Let us know!
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Join us in welcoming new WRAG member Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

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WRAG's Children, Youth, and Families Working Group (CYF) will be hosting  "Advancing Early Education Collaborative Briefing" on February 10.

JPMorgan Chase recently announced a 20M commitment in Ward 7 and 8 to help close the racial wealth divide. During the CYF Working Group meeting, participants will be briefed on the purpose of Advancing Early Education Collaborative, who will receive a 5M three-year commitment from JPMorgan Chase. The Advancing Early Education Collaborative is a partnership to increase access to education, skills, and training opportunities, as well as wealth building and capacity building for early childhood educators and the centers that employ them.
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On February 11, 2022 WRAG's Healthy Communities Working Group (HWCG) will be hosting :

“Deeply Rooted: History’s Lessons for Equity in Northern Virginia”, released in December 2021.

This report demonstrates disparities in education, income, housing, along with the harmful health effects of chronic exposure to discrimination, as products of history and are chiefly responsible for the large gaps in life expectancy that exist today


  • Dr. Steven Woolf, Senior Advisor, VCU Center for Society & Health
  • Patricia Mathews, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Health Foundation
This is a virtual event, click the button below for more info and to register.
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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Priority registration for GEO's 2022 National Conference is open for GEO members – join us to explore challenges and uncover solutions with fellow grantmakers who are leaning into transformational changes that create a just, connected and inclusive society where all can thrive.
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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

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.

From the Article |"The Council on Foundations today announced the selection of 51 philanthropy professionals for participation in Career Pathways, a leadership development program designed to diversify the talent pipeline for executive-level roles in Philanthropy. In this highly selective program, mid- to senior-level professionals from diverse backgrounds enhance their leadership skills, expand their networks, and build their field-level expertise to advance equity and strengthen the philanthropic sector’s impact. The members of the spring and fall classes will represent the tenth and eleventh cohorts in the program’s history." 
Click here to read the article 

Celebrate Black History Month in the DMV

From the Article | "The D.C. Council today will vote on its annual resolution to recognize February as Black History Month. The resolution details some of the District’s major Black history makers, and acknowledges that Black people still face present-day injustices in the wake of the city’s “abhorrent history of slavery and racial segregation.”
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‘Care Before You Share’: News Literacy Project Offers New Tools to Counter Misinformation

From the Article | "The News Literacy Project has partnered with the E.W. Scripps Company and Saatchi & Saatchi to highlight the urgent need for news literacy education and help people become better informed and more responsible with the information they share. A new campaign, “Stop the flood of misinformation … care before you share,” features a video PSA, graphics, and other tools."
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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

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.
Click here to learn more
Race Equity Culture™ Fellowship Informational Webinar
Join GEO and Equity in the Center® on Wednesday, February 2 at 12:00 PM Eastern to learn about the Race Equity Culture™ Fellowship: a 10-month cohort for race equity leaders in philanthropy
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Awake to Woke to Work
Ground yourself in the process of building a Race Equity Culture. Explore the levers that drive change and the stages that mark transformation using the Race Equity Cycle. In collaboration with over 120 experts in the fields of DEI and race equity, we provide insights, tactics, and best practices to shift organizational culture and operationalize equity.
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