OP3portunities Newsletter
Office of Public Private Partnerships October 2011

Jeanne Sanders (L) and Patti Stevens (R) are interviewed on Cox Local Edition.
Cox Local Edition

Cox Communications interviewed Patti Stevens of OP3 and Jeanne Sanders of Volunteer Fairfax on Cox Local Edition about the new virtual collaboration network, Fairfax Community Connections. This county-wide network makes it simple to be aware of what is going on as well as share what you are doing by linking websites and social media networks of chambers, non-profits, businesses and community groups throughout the county. Watch episode.

Fairfax Library Foundation
Fairfax Library Foundation provides support to enhance library programs and services and reinforces the need for continued and increased public support. FLF supports a variety of programs made possible because the FLF serves as a catalyst for attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to enhance library services for our community. See full profile.
Jeans Day 2011 Companies that Care Resources & Training

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a great corporate social responsibility (CSR) opportunity for businesses in Northern Virginia. The chamber partnered with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness to put on Jeans Day 2011: Putting the ZIP on Homelessness. Participating companies are asked to allow employees to wear jeans to work on Friday, October 21, 2011, (Jeans Day) in exchange for a $5 employee contribution to the Campaign to End Homelessness! Fairfax County is so excited about this campaign that Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Board of Supervisors have issued an official proclamation of October 21 as Jeans Day to End Homelessness!

Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher in the US, is headquartered in the USA Today building in McLean, VA. Gannett promotes community involvement and giving through employee driven activities (e.g. holiday adopt-a-family programs, book donations) and hosts Make A Difference Day annually in October, engaging employees and businesses around the country to help others. The Gannett Foundation matches employee charitable contributions and makes grants to nonprofits in the communities where Gannett is located. In Fairfax County, Gannett serves at the host and sponsor for the annual Nonprofit Forum organized by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce.

Three Chambers of Commerce are offering valuable non-profit training:

October 12, 2011
Non-profit Seminar with Sam Horn and the Dulles Regional Chamber

October 25, 2011
Collaboration: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships to Achieve Succes with the McLean Chamber of Commerce

November 2, 2011
Google Non-Profit Apps Forum and the Reston Chamber of Commerce.

See other training opportunities and events available to you!

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