WRAG’s Institute for CSR welcomes U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as newest partner

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | Today, the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility welcomes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center as its newest partner – read today’s press release. The Institute for CSR, which is entering its fourth year, is an initiative of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and is offered in partnership with Advanced Academic Programs at John Hopkins University and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

The Institute offers CSR practitioners the opportunity to earn a Professional Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from Johns Hopkins in just six months. This comprehensive professional development curriculum provides an opportunity for CSR professions to learn from the best in business and grow their CSR skills and experience.

Registration for the 2017 class is now open! Download an application and learn more about the 2017 faculty members, class dates, and topics covered here.

COMMUNITYAndrew Brown, Grants Management Assistant at the Meyer Foundation, is highlighted in this month’s Grants Managers Network Member of the Moment blog.

HOUSING | New data suggests that public housing projects can have a very positive effect on children who grow up in them. (WaPo, 10/12)

HOMELESSNESSCommunity Groups to Hold Resource Fair for D.C.’s Homeless (City Paper, 10/18)

REGION | Small cities all over the country are rediscovering the benefits of “walkable urbanism”including these ten “small” cities in our region. (GGW, 10/14)

NONPROFITS | Why Gender Gap in Nonprofit CEO Pay Just Might Be Closing (Chronicle, 10/4)

FOUNDATIONS | OPINION: How Foundations Can Stay Relevant in the Age of Networks (Chronicle, 10/17)

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