April 2012

grant center

Patricia Pasqual, Director of the Washington, DC Foundation Center speaks about Proposal Writing and how to approach a foundation. More than 70 people packed the conference room to learn more about grant writing.

OP3 Celebrates National Volunteer Month
OP3 celebrates national volunteer month! We highlight the more than 34,000 volunteer hours County employees have given through V-16 – the Fairfax County Employees Volunteer Initiative. We also focus on the many opportunities that exist for people to volunteer in our community with our Give and Get Involved Campaign that highlights opportunities for County employees. Finally, we salute our partner Volunteer Fairfax as they celebrate their Volunteer Awards, and thank them of adding a new category for County Volunteer to their Service Award Nominees.

Celebrate Fairfax!

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. (CFI) is a nonprofit organization commissioned in 1982 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Its mission, "The Celebration of Fairfax County and Its Communities," is met through the production of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, and educational programs such as Events101 and the new Community Spirit Scholarship Program Read More>>

Give & Get Involved Recognize Companies that Care! Training & Resources

The Future Takes Root One Tree at a Time.

In 2007, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a goal for the urban canopy to extend across 45% of the county by 2037. The urban tree canopy provides many economic and environmental benefits, including conserving energy, providing wildlife habitat, improving air and water quality, lowering outdoor temperatures, and boosting property values. Additionally, the trees add beauty to neighborhoods and shopping areas as well as along streets. To achieve this goal more than 2 million trees will need to be planted. The Fairfax County Restoration Project (FCRP) developed Reforest Fairfax to help meet the Board's Urban Canopy goals.

You can help with your donation to Reforest Fairfax a $35 gift certificate pays for five native tree seedlings that will be planted in Fairfax County. With Mother's Day fast approaching, a gift certificate would be the perfect choice for the hard-to-buy-for mom!

Lockheed Martin is involved in a wide range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, including support for the launch and expansion of Robotics Curriculum and Clubs throughout the 4-H Network. Lockheed Martin's support recently allowed for a Northern Virginia 4-H Robotics training opportunity for youth from the Herndon and Cedar Ridge Computer Learning Centers that included a donation of $2,000 worth of robotics equipment, including 5 Lego Mindstorm robotics kits, to each site. As part of its Engineers in the Classroom STEM Education Initiative, Lockheed Martin engineers volunteer in schools and with extracurricular programs as mentors and career role models to help grow the next generation of engineers and technologists. Learn more about STEM Education Outreach at lockheedmartin.com

Orientation to the Foundation Center Databases and Resources Workshop
Fairfax County Government Center

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Noon- 1:30pm.

Nonprofit Conference on Fundraising Development - Your Comprehensive Development Plan: New Trends, New Methods, New Vision
Booz Allen Hamilton Newman Auditorium, McLean, VA, or via the web
Monday, May 7, 2012

CSR: Connecting Business to Areas of Greatest Need in Northern Virginia/Fairfax County
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 24 7:30-9:30am more>>

For additional training opportunities view our calendar.

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