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June 2, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Do More 24 to help nonprofit organizations impacted by federal funding cuts

DO MORE 24 | The new administration’s proposed budget cuts will impact many of the nonprofits in our area that provide social services to the low-income and uninsured or under-insured populations. On June 8, United Way of the National Capital Area will host its annual Do More 24 drive to benefit about 600 DC-area nonprofits who may lose funds. (WaPo, 6/2)

Kelly Brinkley, chief operating officer of the local United Way chapter, said that after Trump’s election, people around the country have donated en masse to prominent national organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. But, she said, the same attention hasn’t been placed on local organizations that provide services such as after-school programs, food assistance and housing.

“We are afraid, we really are,” she said. “One of the challenges is that we know that these organizations are going to come to United Way if these budget cuts impact them, and how are we going to step up and fill the gap?”

FOOD INSECURITYDC’s Grocery Gap Reflects City’s Income Divide (WaPo, 6/1)

EDUCATION | We talk a lot about bullying among students, but what about teachers bullying students? (NPQ, 5/26)

IMPACT INVESTING | These foundations and nonprofits are working on building the impact investing field. (Chronicle, 5/31 – Subscription needed)

HEALTH | Synthetic drugs are a new challenge in Maryland’s fight against opioid addiction. (WAMU, 6/1)

RACISM | The DC region has seen an alarming amount of nooses in the past year. (DCist, 6/1)

TRANSITWill Digital Meters Help D.C. Taxis Survive Battle With Uber? (WAMU, 6/2)


Social Sector Job Openings 

Officer, Philanthropic Networks, Philanthropic Partnerships | The Pew Charitable Trusts – New!
Program Manager: Thriving Germantown Community HUB-Germantown, MD | Family Services, Inc. – New!
Democracy Program Manager | Funder’s Committee for Civic Participation
Communications Manager | Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Director of Communications | de Beaumont Foundation
Program Coordinator, Grants and Selection | Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Director of Programmatic Initiatives | Fight For Children
Major Gift Officer–DC | Urban Teachers
Program Analyst | Clark Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Market Coordinator, Community Affairs Mid-Atlantic | Capital One

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– Kendra

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