Showing posts from July, 2018

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia: Matching philanthropists with community needs

See Original Article for INSIDENOVA 2018 Community Investment Fund Grant Recipients As featured in  The Business Voice, June 2018. What would you say if I told you there’s a nonprofit organization in your community that wants to give funds and make your life better? That’s not typically what you think when you hear about nonprofits, but then again the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia isn’t your typical organization. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, which covers the region that includes Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax, and Arlington counties and the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax, is primarily concerned with matching philanthropists with community needs for the betterment of Northern Virginia residents. “Our role in the community,” explained the organization’s Vice President of Marketing and Events, Tara Nadel, “is to become experts at place-based philanthropy; at truly understanding the pulse of the commun

Veterans Moving Forward: The best thanks is providing service in return

See Original Article for INSIDENOVA Service Dog in Training Finn poses for his official photograph. As featured in  The Business Voice, June 2018. We remember our nation’s fallen heroes, thank those who serve or have served, try to never take for granted the freedoms bestowed upon us by the efforts of our military, but sometimes more is needed. That’s where organizations like Veterans Moving Forward come in. Veterans Moving Forward trains and places service dogs with veterans with disabilities of any kind; physical, mental, or emotional. The Dulles-based nonprofit was launched in 2010 by Karen Jeffries, who served more than two decades in the Navy, after seeing the profound affect a service dog had on the emotional well-being of her husband, a veteran suffering from depression and anxiety. Veterans Moving Forward has adopted a very comprehensive screening process for veteran applicants as well as in canine service training and takes special pains to ensure the best possibl