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January 2014

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In the community: Fairfax County employee Angie Carrera with Myriam and Kevin Jurado volunteer to gift-wrap holiday purchases at Fair Lakes Barnes and Noble to raise funds for Centreville Labor Resource Center.

"OP3 has been integral to helping focus our efforts and leverage our resources to better serve our populations. They walked us through a process to identify our strengths and challenges and are continuing to work with us to open doors with Hispanic and nonprofit communities."

OP3 NEWS:

CSR Studies Continue to show that "Good is the New Green"

Recently OP3 helped plan and attended a CSR roundtable hosted by the Reston Chamber that featured ways to capitalize on CSR. The panel, led by Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Washington Business Journal; included Diana Leon-Taylor, Nonprofit Roundtable;Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel and Cliff Yee, Capital One echoed what national studies are saying about the value of CSR, including the latest from Boston College. Yee summed it up best with "Doing good is the new green" which puts "giving back" into the "must-have" column. If you want to engage in doing good let us know...

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SySTEMic Solutions

SySTEMic Solutions is the STEM outreach program for Northern Virginia Community College and they are passionate about developing a pipeline of student-centered activities from elementary school to career, building the STEM workforce of the future in the process.

The core underpinnings of a competitive economy are the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and Northern Virginia faces a critical shortage of scientists, engineers, and technicians.
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SySTEMic Solutions!
Help develop the innovators of the future! SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College’s regional STEM outreach program, needs volunteers for their robotics compteition This Saturday February 1.

Know a great volunteer?
Nominations are now open for the 22nd Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Recognize the outstanding volunteers in your life with a nomination; competitive and non-competitive categories are available. Nominations close February 3rd.

Cleaning Out?
If you are cleaning out those closest to start 2014 and looking to donate unwanted goods, check out the Fairfax County donations page -- it has a full list of what to donate where!

 

Giant Food, Walmart and Shoppers Food and Pharmacy are all opening their doors and stores to local nonprofits and helping to collect needed foodstuffs for the 2014 Stuff the Bus Program. This isn't just a one time effort. In 2012, Giant Food donated nearly $7 million in cash and product to hunger relief efforts. Shoppers Food focuses on hunger relief, and health and nutrition in the communities it serves. Walmart, through its Foundation, donates more than $1 billion around the world.

Stuff the Bus runs through late February. Locations and more information can be found on the Fairfax County website.

Managing Brandraising Process Like A Pro
(4-part webinar)
February 9, 13, 20, 27

Secrets to a Successful Board Meeting Webinar by Volunteer Fairfax
February 20
8:30a

Leadership Fairfax Board of Supervisors Breakfast
February 18
7:00a
Hyatt Fair Lakes

Catalog for Philanthropy Applications
Due February 28th

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