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May 2016

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BB&T Bank of Herndon donated 10 car seats, 10 pack & plays, and 48 laundry baskets full of baby items to the Department of Family Services’ (DFS) Volunteer and Partner Services Program. These baskets are given to new mothers working with the DFS Children, Youth and Families Division, so they can have necessary supplies for their newborn children.

OP3 Grant Center Best In State

OP3 Grants Research and Training Center was a top scorer in the nation for providing high quality service to its customer according to 2016 Foundation Center Achievement Report.
360 Funding Information Network Centers from across the country were assessed on providing customer access, training, promotion & networking and sustainability. Under the direction of Theresa Benincasa, the OP3 GRTC was selected as the statewide leader for Virginia.

Since 2010, the OP3 GRTC has served 1,000 nonprofits and conducted over 40 workshops.  And thanks to this partnership with Fairfax County Public Libraries, the majority of grants seekers visiting the GRTC were able to identify funding prospects from the Foundation Center databases.



Refraction is a “unique” non-profit co-working space located in the Reston Town Center where technology, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs and artistic start-up companies can work in a collaborative environment with other small startups to grow and create impact. The owners of Refraction believe that success = impact, and have created a space where entrepreneurs, usually after their initial venture capital funding, work together not only to develop their own business, but also for the common good. The Refraction co-working space, just doubled in size to 23,000 square feet in May, now hosting more than 35 companies, and over 160 people from a variety of industries.
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Training & Resources

Young Professionals Mixer at Celebrate Fairfax
June 10th, 5-7p
Join YP’s from all over Fairfax County to meet, mingle, eat, drink, and hear great music at the 6th annual event. The mixer held in the exclusive VIP Party on the Patio area of Celebrate Fairfax at the Fairfax County Gov't Center.Tickets with a cohost code are $25 and include the Plain White T’s concert,indoor garage parking, two beverages, free food. Also, for fun and as a way to kick off a new community conversation (Urbanism on Tap), we will play the card game “Cards Against Urbanity”, a crazy, edgy game (much like Cards Against Humanity) that will get everyone thinking and laughing as they contemplate our future communities.

Do More 24 Region-Wide
One Day of Giving sponsored by the United Way. Do More 24 is just a few short weeks away. On Thursday, June 2nd, thousands of people will join together to create positive change in the national capital area. Your donation can people to create solutions to our region's most difficult social challenges

What Does the Fairfax Library of the Future Look Like?
Take a short survey to give your opinion on the types of services and programs the Library could offer. The Fairfax County Library wants to learn your interests so they can plan for current and future community needs. Hurry though, the survey ends May 31.

It's Great to Be Green
Visit the Fairfax County Green Business Directory to find a Partner in your area and learn about ways to save resources and money. Membership is free and open to any business in Fairfax County. If you are a local green business, you can apply to become a Partner!

MVLE Golf Tournament
On June 13, MVLE, a local nonprofit whose goal is to create futures for people with disabilities, is hosting an afternoon of golf and networking while supporting our community at the new Top Golf in Loudoun. Join them for a fun filled afternoon – even if you're not a golfer it's guaranteed fun!

County of Fairfax

In response to the Metrorail SafeTrack maintenance effort, Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is taking steps to help mitigate the reduced level of service provided by Metrorail while critical maintenance is completed during its year-long SafeTrack plan.

During most safety surges, Fairfax Connector will provide supplemental express service on existing routes or on rush-hour shuttles.

Fairfax County is encouraging employers in to allow employees to
work from home or use other alternatives to get to work during the track
work. To keep up to date, visit Fairfax County's transportation website and sign-up for employer
and commuter email/text alerts via Fairfax Alerts.

Even if your employees do not regularly use Metrorail , they may be impacted by the changes in traffic patterns. In Fairfax County, people travelling on the major corridors (I- 66,1-495, Dulles Toll Road, 1-95) could be significantly affected by Metro's track work due to the influx of additional traffic from rail riders who are driving to work.

Some alternatives that you and your employees might consider include:
• Telework
• Flexible Work Schedules
Ridesharing and Carsharing
Metro Bus
Fairfax Connector Bus
• Biking
Virginia Railway Express

June 3
Business Success Series - The Power of the Inbox

Dulles Chamber of Commerce
Free (members) registration required

June 7
Foundation Center Workshop: Stories that Sell
10:00 to 11:30a Foundation Center Washington, DC
Free, space is limited

June 10
The Dos & Don'ts of Working with Grantmakers
8:30 - 11:00a
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
Registration: $45

June 21
NOVA Chamber Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards
Ritz Carlton

July 14
Navigating the Grants Process: From initial contact to long-term partnership
8:30am - 11:00 am
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
Registration: $45




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