The Weekly WRAG | Jan 12, 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

WRAG will be featuring Emerging 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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Graystone Consulting
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Investing: Intention versus Action
Reflections for Institutional Asset Owners in 2022 and Beyond
Click the button below to learn more and register. Note: When registering you must indicate a Morgan Stanley Contact, in order to register you can indicate Allan House as the contact. 
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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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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. 
WRAG Membership Renewal Form
WRAG is hiring!
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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 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.
Anacostia multiuse arts center sells for $4M. Here's what we know about the new owner's plans.

From the Article |"The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) has acquired the Anacostia Arts Center from Arch Development Corp., the new owner told the Washington Business Journal."
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After more than a decade, DC’s first new supermarket ‘east of the river’ breaks ground

From the Article |"Residents “east of the river” will get their first new supermarket in over a decade. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and District council members held shovels to break ground on a new Lidl supermarket at the Skyland Town Center in Southeast D.C. on Saturday."
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D.C. To Receive Additional $17.7 Million In Federal Rental Assistance Funds

From the Article |"D.C. will receive more than $17 million in unused federal pandemic rental assistance — a lifeboat for the city’s STAY DC program, which ran out of funding last year.

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Northern Virginia health care system makes urgent appeal in wake of ‘unprecedented’ hospitalizations

From the Article |"Sentara Healthcare said a 300% increase in hospitalizations in Northern Virginia in 10 days as of Thursday is being driven by the omicron variant — and the health care system’s top doctor is appealing to people to get vaccinated, wear masks in public and adhere to good pandemic practices."

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Participatory Grantmaking Is Your Future
From the Article |"Quite often, funding does not come with a cultural understanding of the disability community, and this ignorance can impede direct and efficient service. For instance, many organizations in the United States collect wheelchairs and send them to people with disabilities in areas of the world where there are no roads or sidewalks. Inexpensive equipment designed for a paved world barely lasts a few weeks on rough terrain. This altruistic strategy quite literally crumbles when put into practice." 

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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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Don’t miss this opportunity to join HAND’s #racialequity learning series, Racism Can’t Live Here. It’s time to move from understanding to ACTION! Register today:
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