The Weekly WRAG

Register for the upcoming Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy

Looking Ahead in 2020: Emerging Trends in Philanthropy

Fundraising and philanthropy are constantly evolving, and the pace of change is accelerating rapidly. This webinar will bring together the President and CEO of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, the Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and a Campbell & Company Vice President to forecast what’s to come in 2020.

They’ll shed light on the latest developments and provide insights into how savvy development professionals can prepare and respond. By following trends, development programs can stay nimble and successful in our rapidly changing world.

This Jan 14 session will cover:

  • Emerging and ongoing trends that have the power to change the status quo of philanthropy
  • Challenges, threats, and opportunities that these trends represent
  • How development programs should adapt to these trends


  • Dr. Madye Henson, President and CEO, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
  • Stacy Palmer, Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Jeff Wilklow, Vice President, Campbell & Company

Controversy over DC’s plans to clear out homeless encampment in Northeast underpass

13 JAN | By: Mike Murillo | Source: WTOP News
Where K Street NE passes underneath tracks that guide trains into D.C.’s Union Station, lies a tent community that some of the nation’s capital’s homeless call home.

The tents line the sidewalks on both sides of the road. But now next to the tents is a sign that effectively tells the people who live in the underpass that they must pack up and move out by Thursday.

D.C.’s “Encampment Protocol Engagement” happens on that day, during which the sidewalks will be cleared and cleaned.
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Legal challenges await as Virginia gets ready to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

11 JAN 2020 | By Veronica Stracqualursi | Source: CNN
When Virginia opened its 2020 legislative session this week, the Equal Rights Amendment, a century-long dream of progressives and feminists that would ban discrimination on the basis of sex and guarantee equality for women under the Constitution, appeared closer than ever to fruition.
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