The Weekly WRAG | Feb 23, 2022

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The DAPP Survey and Report aims to help the philanthropic community better understand its workforce and leadership. While grantmakers have a number of resources to assess what issues, geographic areas, and populations are being supported by grant dollars, there is far less data on who works in the field of philanthropy. The DAPP survey is unique in soliciting anonymous self-reporting from individuals on the staff and board of participating foundations, helping grantmakers to accurately assess the culture and climate of their institutions. The DAPP report is a landmark tool for analyzing the philanthropic sector’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and provides a temperature gauge for progress toward a more inclusive sector.

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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

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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The Community Foundation Reflects on Black History Month 
During the month of February many organizations make statements intended to honor Black people’s legacies of struggle and triumph in this nation. While these statements are often made as a genuine celebration of and commitment to Black America, at the Greater Washington Community Foundation, we recognize that our words must be matched with action. We know that commitment to an idea — or in this case, to the Black community — is so much more than a monthly theme that begins on February 1 and ends on February 28. 
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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. 

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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  
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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.
Kimberly Perry and Tazra Mitchell: Mayor Bowser has warned about an eviction crisis. It’s up to her to act.

From the Article |"While the omicron wave appears to have peaked in the District, residents are still staring in the face of calamity unless Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Council act to head off an eviction crisis. Tens of thousands of households could be forced out of their homes if the District does not use our growing revenues to step up and fully fund eviction prevention and rental assistance efforts. "
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Norton decries 'shocking' threat from Republicans to repeal D.C. home rule

From the Article | "In her three decades on Capitol Hill, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has dealt with all manner of congressional challenges to the District's autonomy and local government. But she is now raising the alarm over what she says are new threats to D.C.'s authority to govern itself, especially if Republicans manage to win back the House of Representatives in midterm elections later this year."
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Pink House Foundation Details How to Systematically Shift Power

From the Article | "The staff at the Pink House Foundation (PHF) have really done their colleagues an invaluable service by detailing their racial justice efforts on the editorial pages of Inside Philanthropy.  In Answering the Call: One Foundation’s Approach to Shifting Power and Funding Racial Justice,” Hanna Mahon and Luke Newton discuss how the foundation positioned themselves to shift power and equitably fund racial justice. "
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Sports and Entertainment Impact Collective, A Fiscally Sponsored Program of WRAG
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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.
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
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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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