Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Join the webinar to learn how to plan and implement a voter registration drive, including innovative tactics, proven effective practices, and messaging.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
DFHV wants feedback from the public on the proposed routes (pptx).
While the agency did study the underserved areas to determine the route, they want input from residents. To comment on the route, go to the DFVH feedback page Tell Us What You Think, click on the "What do you think of the Neighborhood Ride Service By Taxis?" option (the last on the list as is shown in the orange box below), and then select "open in a new window-->."
My recommendations to the Department of For-Hire Vehicles are to post the route document in PDF since not everyone has PowerPoint and to get rid of the blurry images and replace them with ones which are readable.
Monday, August 29, 2016
After four years, DC's daily building permit blog of record is ending. https://t.co/TJb68Ns5Dm— Eric Violinist (@EricFidler) August 29, 2016
And, of course, the news that precipitated the end of the blog: Michael Neibauer promoted at WBJ. Congrats Michael!
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
This is a free resource for teachers and others who work with children, such as those in OST programs.
According to the release,
"Young learners today are surrounded by digital technologies, but often they haven't had the guidance in basic best practices that can help keep their online experiences positive," said Berkman Klein Fellow and "The Internet and You" author Leah Plunkett. "Our new materials aim to support educators with the right tools to empower students to better navigate the digital space."
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Evan Koslof Joins 9 - 8/22 - Evan Koslof has been hired as a reporter for Channel 9/WUSA. He comes from a like gig at Channel 16/WBOC in Salisbury. Koslof starts at WUSA in September.....
And from Koslof's Facebook page (Evan Koslof Reporting):
Many of you have probably heard already, but I figured I'd formally announce it to everyone! I'm incredibly honored and excited to announce that I've been hired as a reporter at WUSA 9, the CBS affiliate in DC. To my friends and viewers of Delmarva - this is of course bittersweet. I'm ecstatic to head "home" to my dream city and my dream job, but I'll always love my time on the peninsula and in the first state. And to WBOC TV 16 Delmarva's News Leader, I have nothing but positive things to say. This station is a model for ethical journalism, and I owe all my future success to what I learned there. I will finish up at WBOC on Sept. 2, and I'll be off to WUSA the following week! Can't wait to get started! #DCBound #tvnews #Journalism #WashingtonDC
Finally, follow Koslof on Twitter: @ekoslof.
Every day, organizations and individuals contribute content to the calendar. But more events are taking place than are on the calendar. It's easy and free to contribute; how-to details are on the calendar page.
Publishing on the calendar is not enough. @Ward7Outreach and @Ward8Outreach tweet the calendar events every day. In addition, I post the weekly highlights and weekend events on Facebook on the The Greater Ward 7 and The Great Ward 8.
Last but not least: I have just launched Ward 8 Communication Channels; it has the same tabs as the Ward 7 version but all empty save for the houses of worship (needs much work). Do you have information to share to make communicating with all residents of Ward 8 happen? Please add!
Monday, August 22, 2016
Check out Buffer's Event Marketing 101: How to Keep Attendees Engaged Before, During and After Your Event. Buffer demonstrates that social media activity before the event is a must-do. Some ways to engage in advance are promoting attendance, event reminders, schedule announcements, buzz from ticket buyers, and encouraging those who cannot attend to push those who are to share pics and info on platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
There is a lot to learn from Buffer. For example, I learned to share behind-the-scenes pics well before the event begins, treat followers to a sneak peek back stage during the event, and use questions and polls to engage and interact with the audience during and after.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
RainPay program helps to mitigate the problems caused by stormwater by working with property owners to install high quality green infrastructure projects (also known as rain gardens) in the areas of Anacostia watershed where they have the most impact.
The Anacostia Waterfront Trust is currently seeking property owners (nonprofits, houses of prayer, and small businesses) to participate. Qualifying property owners can receive a beautiful rain garden for their property at no cost. Additionally, participants receive payments for hosting the rain garden on their land and are able to benefit from a reduction in their monthly stormwater fees assessed by DC Water. Participants also get the satisfaction of knowing that RainPay maximizes social, environmental, and job benefits.
Read the entire blog post for more information about this innovative program. In the meantime, take a look at the image below to learn how the Progressive National Baptist Convention is mitigating stormwater via RainPay.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Alicia Montgomery Joins WAMU - 8/18 - American University public radio news talker WAMU, 88.5, selects Alicia Montgomery as its new editorial director. She joins WAMU from her role as supervising senior producer of "Code Switch," NPR's cross-platform reporting initiative focused on race, ethnicity, and culture. Montgomery led the development of the team’s successful podcast, which launched in June of this year. Previously, she was one of the production leaders of 'Tell Me More," where she edited Michel Martin's Murrow essay series, "Can I Just Tell You." Prior to joining NPR, Montgomery spent two years reporting for Salon.com. A University Of Maryland University grad, she grew up in Columbia, Maryland.....
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Project Manager, Real Estate Division at District of Columbia, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
EDUCATION: University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
Smith will be responsible for managing a portfolio of real estate development, financing, and related projects which will grow the District's economy and create opportunities for residents. Smith was formerly director of real estate development for the Dupont Underground.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Sarah Fraser Starts Fox 5 Podcast - 8/9 - Channel 5/WTTG news features contributor Sarah Fraser launches the first-ever Fox 5 podcast - "I Still Have A Keycard." According to the station's website, it'll show "a side of your favorite Fox 5 personalities you've never heard before." First up - reporter and anchor Maureen Umeh. More at fox5dc.com.....
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
- make recommendations to DCOA and service providers to better meet your needs
- identify evidence-based, cost-effective practices in other communities
- develop creative strategies within the wards
The deadline for the survey is Wednesday, August 30.
- Hard copy surveys are available at all the DCOA Senior Wellness Centers and Lead Agencies and by calling (202) 994-6726
- Take the GW/DCOA survey online
- Fact sheet about the survey, requesting assistance taking the survey, returning a completed survey (PDF)
Monday, August 8, 2016
Sponsors Secretaries' Innovation Group, AEI, University of Maryland, and Progressive Policy Institute have packed a lot into a short amount of time. Panels are Reflections from welfare reform pioneers, Welfare reform in the Clinton White House: 'The end of welfare as we know it,' Welfare reform in Congress: Fulfilling a 'contract with America,' and Welfare reform in the states: Can state experimentation lead to progress in the future?
Registration is required by August 19 at 4:00 pm.
While this was produced for the Washington State legislature, the information is valuable to all, especially since WSIPP defines the terms used.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
- Web Accessibility 101, August 9
- How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website, several dates
- Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact, August 18
- Building Your Nonprofit Internship Program: First Steps, August 25
And lest you think that the only thing I love about Wild Apricot is their monthly curation of trainings, I love this even more: They are super responsive as you can see below.
The author also writes:
It is important to note that just because District agencies often failed to adequately monitor the developers' performance, that does not mean that the developers did not comply with the requirements. In both cases, the developers complied with some or most of the requirements in their agreements, even when there was little to no documented District government oversight. (p. 6)
There was a lot at stake in these two developments. The DC government needed to deliver on the promise of affordable housing. For the developers, the stakes were loan bounty.
The SeVerna on K apartment developer, for example, agreed to deliver seven community benefits for the more than $24 million loaned to SeVerna Phase II, LLC on December 21, 2012 by DMPED and DHCD. The benefits:
- Provide 80 units of affordable rental housing for households with a total income not exceeding 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).
- Provide 21 units of affordable rental housing for households with a total income not exceeding 50 percent of the AMI.
- Set aside 48 rental units for former residents of the Golden Rule Center and Temple Courts Apartment Complex.
- Contract and procure goods and services from Certified Business Enterprises in an amount equivalent to no less than $9,905,055.
- Use the Department of Employment Services as the first source to fill all new jobs created as a result of the project.
- Fill at least 51 percent of the newly created jobs with D.C. residents.
- Use District residents registered in programs approved by the District of Columbia Apprenticeship Council for 35 percent of all apprenticeship hours worked in connection with the project.
A similar agreement was struck with Station Holdings, LLC for the Station House apartments (701 2nd St NE).
For those interested in good government, affordable housing, or accountability, this is a must-read and -save for the agency oversight hearings that will take place in February 2017.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
WAMU Plans For Post-Rehm Show - 7/28 - American University public radio news talker WAMU, 88.5, has hired Rupert Allman as executive producer for the program that will replace Diane Rehm, who is retiring later this year. Allman comes from NYC's WNYC, where he has been executive producer of "The Takeaway." Rehm announced last year that she will end her nationally syndicated late morning talk show after the 2016 presidential election. The direction of the new program will be shaped by Allman and a new host who has not been announced, WAMU General Manager JJ Yore tells current.org. He expects the new show, which WAMU is calling "Project X" for now, to be built from the "best of the DNA of The Diane Rehm Show." However, WAMU is looking to "create a show that is more diverse, that is multi-platform from inception and has a more flexible format," Yore says. For example, the successor to Rehm will move away from its current format of one topic per hour. "Some days it may be two subjects, some days we may go longer on one," Yore adds. But "the new format will continue to have a deep, civil conversation, that will be one of the characteristics of the show." Yore says WAMU has a list of about 70 hosts as potential successors to Rehm. The station contracted Madhulika Sikka, who formerly worked as executive editor at NPR News, to assist in the host search, Current adds.....