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October 24, 2014 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – Oct. 20 through Oct. 24, 2014

THIS WEEK IN FOOD
Remember when we mentioned that October seemed like it was Food Month? Well, today is Food Day, and there are a number of ways you can get involved.

But don’t stop there! If you missed the Funding Greater Washington’s Food System: Opportunities Available through the 2014 Farm Bill event held by the Washington Regional Food Funders last week, you can get a full recap by clicking this link.

THIS WEEK IN THE WRAG COMMUNITY
The Washington Business Journal released its third annual Power 100 list, featuring the region’s most influential power players. In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out who made this year’s list. (WBJ, 10/23) Spoiler alert: you’ll definitely find some leaders from WRAG member organizations in there :) Meanwhile, another very influential leader in the region, Michael Smith, was named as director of the “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.” (Chronicle, 10/21)

THIS WEEK IN NONPROFITS
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data that points to a rise in nonprofit sector employment. In 2012, nonprofit organizations comprised more than 10% of all private sector employment in the country, and accounted for 11.4 million employees. You can read more about the interesting research here. (BLS.gov, 10/17)

THIS WEEK IN YOUTH
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region was on hand to help city officials open the D.C. Youth ReEngagement Center, a hub for disconnected youth in the District. (CFNCR, 10/21 and WaPo, 10/20)


WRAG EVENTS NEXT WEEK
How to Make a Healthier Community (WRAG members and invited guests)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Brown Bag Discussion: A Look at LGBTQ Funding – National and Local (WRAG members)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014  12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

CEO/CFO Coffee & Conversation: The Impact of the ACA on You as a Small Employer (WRAG member CEOs, CFOs, and equivalents)
Thursday, October 30, 2014  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


Could you tell the difference between fancy, high-end hors d’oeuvres and fast food? These “foodies” could not.

-Ciara 

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