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August 7, 2015 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – August 3 through August 7, 2015

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL PROFITS
– WRAG president Tamara Copeland shared why she’s so committed to making sure we all update our language from “nonprofit” to “social profit,” in order to better reflect the value that many of us provide to society. (Daily, 8/3)

THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS
– The Mellon Foundation released the first comprehensive survey on diversity in American art museums. (Mellon Foundation, 7/29)

THIS WEEK IN VIRGINIA
– The Commonwealth Institute released a new roadmap for building a brighter future for Virginia’s residents. The report includes policy recommendations for issues around access to education, access to health care, tax reform, and workforce training. (The Commonwealth Institute, 8/4)

THIS WEEK IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING
– In their annual report, Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies found that 46 percent of renters in the metropolitan Washington area are considered to be cost burdened (meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing), while 22.4 percent of renters in the area are considered to be severely cost burdened (meaning they spend more than half of their income on housing). (WCP, 7/31)

THIS WEEK IN THE ECONOMY/REGION
The Urban Institute released a new report examining the unequal distribution of retail and food establishments in the District. The inequitable distribution of businesses, as well as income disparities across the city, were shown to have a number of implications for residents. (WaPo, 8/4)


WRAG EVENTS NEXT WEEK

Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group: Getting media traction for your CSR story (WRAG’s corporate or potential corporate members only)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Bank of America)

Get on the Map: A How-To Webinar
Thursday, August 13  2:00 pm – 2:45 pm


Bespoke water?! Hey, it could happen one day.

-Ciara

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