In Sunday’s Post: Washington Grantmakers/Nonprofit Roundtable op-ed [News, 1.26]


“Washington’s Nonprofits: Where ‘Remaking America’ Begins” (WaPo, 1/25), co-written by WG’s Tamara Lucas Copeland and Chuck Bean of the Nonprofit Roundtable.

“Among the many indelible images from the past week is one of Barack Obama, paint roller in hand, volunteering at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, our city’s only emergency shelter for homeless youth and one of 4,000 active nonprofit organizations serving our region.  [more]

ECONOMY/ARTS
Arts Leaders Urge Role for Culture in Economic Recovery (NYTimes, 1/25) – “We wanted to make sure arts were not left out of the recovery,” said Robert L. Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts … “The country’s 100,000 nonprofit arts groups employ some six million people and contribute $167 billion to the economy annually.”

> Bob Lynch will join Washington Grantmakers on Thursday for “WG Thought Leaders.” Register here! )

U.S. museums pinched by recession cut hours, staff (Reuters, 1/25)

HUNGER/NUTRITION
A Fresh Look At How Best To Get Food To 35 Million (WaPo, 1/24)

ENVIRONMENT
LETTER TO EDITOR: “Green D.C.” (WaTimes, 1/25) from Dana Minerva, executive director of the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership

DC SCHOOL REFORM
Discipline Code Under Review As Suspensions Lose Impact (WaPo, 1/25)

CAMPAIGNS
United Way of Central Maryland Aims to Raise $1 Million for Emergency Food, Shelter and Utility Assistance (wire, 1/23)

EDUCATION
Maryland: Funding Might Decrease For Some Area School Systems (WaPo, 1/24)