Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity is on Twitter!

Though no tweets as of right now. Perhaps in the new year!

Want to buy yourself a gift? This from @chazhutton is perfect!

If you are not familiar with Chaz Hutton, this is the humor you can expect in his book:

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Free webinar roundup for January 2017 from @wildapricot

Thanks to Wild Apricot, we've got the latest list of free webinars.   23 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2017 includes:
  • How to Avoid Fundraising's Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition, January 4
  • Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance, January 11
  • Philanthropy Blueprint 2017, January 12
  • Mastering the Needs Section of Your Grant Proposal, January 25

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

DC Council committee assignments and structure CP22

DC Council Committees CP22 *DRAFT* by Susie Cambria on Scribd

DC Council committee assignments CP22 by Susie Cambria on Scribd

Standard mileage rates in 2017

The IRS recently announced the 2017 standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes:
  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Good Council Dec. 25

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Update your media list: Jason Pugh and 4 split

Confirmed: Jason Pugh Gone From 4 - 12/14 - NewsBlues confirms a rumbling that DCRTV first reported yesterday: Jason Pugh (right), a reporter and weekend sports anchor for the past four years at NBC-owned Channel 4/WRC, quietly left the station after Sunday's late newscast. His contract was not renewed. The station quickly scrubbed his online bio and Twitter account without explanation. Pugh was hired in December 2012 from WPTV-TV in Palm Beach, Florida, where he had been a sports anchor and features reporter. He landed in DC following the double departure of Lindsay Czarniak and Hakem Dermish to ESPN. WRC's then-primary sports anchor Dan Hellie, now with the Los Angeles-based NFL Network, is also a WPTV alum, NewsBlues notes.....

Friday, December 16, 2016

December 17 and 18 in Wards 7 and 8

Take a look at the entire Wards 7 and 8 Community Calendar.

Mayor Bowser guests on The Kojo Nnamdi Show Dec. 16

Mayor Muriel Bowser will guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show's The Politics Hour Friday, December 16 at Noon.   The mayor, Kojo Nnamdi, and Tom Sherwood will talk about, well, lots of things.

Tune in at Noon.   Listen (WAMU 88.5 FM or online) or watch the streaming video on The Politics Hour – Friday, December 16, 2016.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thought you might be interested Thursday: Listen to radio around the world

CityLab certainly hit a home run with The Map That Lets You Listen to the Radio Everywhere.

As Adrienne LaFrance writes,

It's an interactive map that lets you tune into any one of thousands of radio stations all over the world in real time. Exploring the site is both immersive and a bit disorienting—it offers the sense of lurking near Earth as an outsider. In an instant, you can click to any dot on the map and hear what's playing on the radio there, from Miami to Lahore to Berlin to Sulaymaniyah and beyond.


...Radio Garden allows you to travel not just through space, but through time—or at least time zones. So when it's 5:08 a.m. in Nome, Alaska, and the local radio station is playing "Mercy Came Running,"—a song by the Christian trio Phillips, Craig and Dean—it's also 5:08 p.m. in Moscow, where Haddaway's 1993 hit "What Is Love" is on the radio.

At the same time—as in literally at the same time—you might find Bruno Mars's "Grenade" playing in Rome, where it's 3:08 p.m., and Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" playing in Honolulu, where it's 4:08 a.m, and The Talking Heads's "Wild Wild Life" playing in Buenos Aires, where it's 11:08 a.m. (That's in addition to all the songs in languages other than English playing everywhere from Ghana to Egypt to Mexico.)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What are your wishes for Council Period 22?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Social media Twitter chat; look and learn

While the introductions and GIFs are amusing, skip to the questions and answers for the good stuff.   The questions asked on the chat, as tweeted:
  1. Which social media channels are a priority at your organization?
  2. Social media is ever changing. Who at yr org is responsible for keeping up w/social media changes? How’s it working?
  3. What would be possible if you could keep up w/ social media changes & incorporate them into your communications?
  4. How can your org keep up with social media changes? Where can you get the information you need?

Update your media list: Hamil Harris leaving WaPo

Crowdsourced information now easy to find on the blog

I often share useful info (or at least try to) in blog posts.   Some info sources I've created, most I've not.   The Susie-created sources are now listed on the blog; scroll down past the Twitter feed and the Wards 7 and 8 Community Calendar.   Easier to find and use.

While I've created all of these docs, they rely on y'all to update.   So take a look and update what you can.   The changes will make the lists better for everyone.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2017 DC Editorial Calendar out

The DC version of the LightBox Collaborative's 2017 Evergreen Editorial Calendar for nonprofits (businesses and government, you can use it, too!) is out!

Highlights of the DC version include the DC EITC Campaign, hypothermia season, oversight and budget hearings, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Emancipation Day, Truck Touch, PARK(ing) Day, and the annual candlelight vigil for youth victims of homicide.   If I missed something, all you have to do is add it.   Be sure your addition is in turquoise and bold.

A super huge thank you to LightBox Collaborative for their heavy lift on the Evergreen Editorial Calendar.

Updated: It's Hypothermia Season. Let's help folks stay warm.

More images are now available in the It's Hypothermia Season. Let's help folks stay warm. slideshow and through Google Photos.   Grab the ones you want to use on Twitter, your blog or website, or other social media platforms.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Apply for FY 2017 Summer Strong DC Initiative funding

Got programs for children and youth?   Apply for funding through the FY 2017 Summer Strong DC Initiative to support high quality summer programs for children, youth, and young adults ages 5 to 24.

There are several categories of service in addition to the age of the young people being served.   Organizations may provide afternoon enrichment programming at DCPS and public charter schools offering summer school, programming at DC Housing Authority sites, and programming in Safer, Stronger DC Community Partnerships Priority Neighborhoods.

No matter which population or site type, organizations are required to meet certain deadlines.   These are:

  • Wednesday, December 14, 5:00 pm:   Notice of Intent to Apply due
  • Thursday, December 15 – Monday, December 19:   Mandatory online GTA session available
  • Wednesday, December 21, 5:00 pm:   Questions regarding the RFP or process must be submitted via email,   All written questions and responses concerning the RFP will be posted on United Way NCA's website.
  • Thursday, January 19, 5:00 pm:   Completed proposals due to United Way NCA
  • Thursday, February 23:   Awards announced via email

Evergreen Editorial Calendar from LightBox Collaborative

A message from LightBox Collaborative:
Evergreen Editorial Calendar

It's the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are in full swing, and if you are like me you love the smell of pine in the air. Evergreens are our favorite trees at the LightBox Collaborative, because no matter when, you know what you are getting with an evergreen, and you know that it will be there for you year after year.

So in that spirit, we offer you a new version of our beloved Editorial Calendar: The Evergreen. Rather than tying this one to the specific dates of 2017, we have included the events that happen every year in the same months, so that you can keep using this version in perpetuity.

We think this is an improvement as you now have a version of the calendar you will never have to wait for! We also understand this is a change to a resource that many of you have come to rely on, but we hope you can understand why this change makes sense. At LightBox Collaborative, we pride ourselves on knowing when we are the best team for the job, and when we aren't.

In this case, there are a lot of smart folks doing better work on this than we are. Kivi Leroux Miller of offers tons of great editorial calendar resources, including a book of templates and monthly content ideas.

Read the entire blog post for additional calendars and hooks.

And be on the lookout for a DC-specific crowdsourced editorial calendar based on the LightBox Collaborative calendar.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

@CharlesAllenW6 shares view from the dais

Ever wonder what CMs see when seated on the dais?   Ward 6 CM Charles Allen gives a look.

December 15: Selling Social Change

Participate in Stanford Social Innovation Review's Selling Social Change webinar and learn about developing a sales-driven approach to social change.   Experts will discuss:
  • Recognizing the limits of designing a service or program primarily for effectiveness and also designing for "spreadability"
  • Going beyond identifying a broad group of potential beneficiaries and focusing first on a subgroup most likely to participate
  • Developing and resourcing a sales and marketing capability from the outset, right alongside budgeting for program delivery

Monday, December 5, 2016

Good Council on bikes, Dec. 4

Funding available for senior villages; deadline Jan. 2017

Senior villages help older residents stay in their homes and in their communities as they age.   In the District of Columbia, there are 15 villages, of which four are in development:

The DC Office on Aging (DCOA) has $250,000 available in grant funding to support villages and older residents.   DCOA is looking to fund three different project types:

  1. plan and implement membership supports increasing village membership and participation
  2. start-up a new village in Wards 7 or 8
  3. support capacity building, technical assistance, and team building to foster cohesion and network resource sharing amongst established villages and those interested in forming villages

January 6, 2017 is the deadline for submission.   A Pre-Application Conference is scheduled for December 9.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The week of December 5 in Wards 7 and 8

Take a look at the entire Wards 7 and 8 Community Calendar.

December 5: Mendelson's regular leg meeting preview

Media advisory from Mendo's office:

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson will hold a Media Briefing to preview the Council's upcoming Legislative Meeting.

Monday, December 5, 2016
10:30 a.m.

John A. Wilson Building, Room 412, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004

Chairman Mendelson will hold a media briefing to discuss major actions to be taken at the Council's Legislative meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. or immediately following the Additional Committee of the Whole.

Additional information is available by contacting Lindsey Walton, (202) 724-8140,

Unable to make it to the Wilson Building?   Watch the briefing streaming live on the council website.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016 DCR tweeted

It's Hypothermia Season. Let's help folks stay warm.

Want to encourage you colleagues, clients, staff, board members, followers to get help for those experiencing homelessness?   Use any or all of the images in Hypothermia - You doin' this.

See what images are available:

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