Nominate Black Philanthropy Leaders!
This month, WRAG will be featuring Black Philanthropy Leaders on our social media channels in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. Do you know someone you think we should feature? Nominate them here! (Psst! You can nominate yourself too!)
Check out the WRAG 2020 Impact Report
2020 was an unprecedented year, and for WRAG as well. Check out our newly-released Impact Report for highlights from our events, working groups, and fiscally-sponsored programs. Read the Impact Report here.
Looking For Shared Office Space?
WRAG is currently seeking subtenats for our space at the Navy Yard! Do you know of a nonprofit or foundation with a racial equity integrated mission that is looking for temporary office space? If so, we would love to chat with them in the new year and provide a socially distanced tour. #maskup. Reach out to our Interim CEO Ruth LaToison Ifill at email@example.com.
On February 12th, WRAG, in partnership with Greater Washington Community Foundation, will host a Friday Philanthropy Call with DMV-based funders to discuss equitable vaccine access.
Tamara Smith, President and CEO of the DC Primary Care Association
Leslie Graham, MHSA, President and CEO of the Primary Care Coalition
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the call-in information. Please note this call is for funders only.
Did you recently get a renewal email for your 2021 Membership? Send it in before March 31st and reach out if you have any questions!
Contact Todd Pittman, Director, Member Experience
Philanthropy Unbound released their annual Philanthropy 100. Congratulations to 5 WRAG Members who were honored in the list for their contribution to society and innovative practice:
- Open Society Foundations
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- JPMorgan Chase
- Grantmakers in Health
Action & Advocacy
Virtual Foundations on the Hill
WRAG member, United Philanthropy Forum is hosting their first ever virtual Foundations on the Hill March 16-18 & March 23-25. Through a mix of virtual meetings, digital advocacy opportunities, and social media engagement FOTH attendees and advocates will take sector legislative priorities directly to members of Congress, sharing the vision of a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.
WRAG's Fiscally-Sponsored Programs
Walker's Legacy Foundation is looking for an Executive Director
WRAG's Fiscally-sponsored Program Walker's Legacy Foundation is seeking an Executive Director. Do you know anyone who may be interested? Learn more here.
WRAG fiscally-sponsors a number of programs that align with our mission. interested in learning more? Contact Carmen Rodriguez at email@example.com
Rethinking Change: 2020 Takeaways to Help Funders Drive Impact in 2021
Hosted by Blackbaud Foundations Solutions and #WRAGMember Exponent Philanthropy
Tuesday, February 9th
1:00pm-1:30pm | Location: Virtual Event
In this webinar, Blackbaud Foundation Solutions’ David Hazeltine will interview Henry Berman, CEO of Exponent Philanthropy, to discuss what the shake-up of 2020 taught independent & family funders, and how it’s affecting what they do in 2021. Additionally, Henry will have some words of wisdom to share that will help attendees as they fulfill their missions, on why it’s critical that funders… 1) remember and recognize the privilege they have as funders, as well as 2) be aware of who and what outside their foundation’s walls can help.
This live, online discussion will be approximately 20 minutes, and followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
3rd #DCEITC Forum: Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation in DC Through the EITC
Hosted by Capitol Area Asset Builders
Friday, February 12th
10:00pam-12:00am | Location: Virtual Event
For the past four decades, the EITC has been considered the most effective poverty alleviation public policy in the nation. In 2020, over 48,000 low- and moderate-income families benefited from the EITC and received over $112 million associated with the EITC; however, around 20,000 EITC-eligible families did not claim the EITC.
During the #3rd DCEITC Forum, we will hear from speakers from local and national organizations; and we will discuss national research and local opportunities to maximize the EITC for the benefit of low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Washington, DC.
We will also be promoting the availability of high quality, trusted and free tax preparation services throughout the District of Columbia.