The Coalition for Nonprofit Equity
The Coalition for Nonprofit Equity is a collective of more than 1,000 DC community-based nonprofit organizations. Members of the Coalition share a common goal- ensuring all DC residents have access to the vital community-based services and supports they need to not only survive, but thrive.
Thank you to Lois & Richard England Family Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, Oakpoint Foundation, and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation who provided funding to support the work of the Coalition.
Melissa Millar currently supports the work of the coalition as the Nonprofit Equity Consultant. To join the Coalition, please email email@example.com
Lori Kaplan, Community Leader
Gretchen Van der Veer, Fair Chance
Kim Perry, DC Action
Deborah Shore, Sasha Bruce
Nechama Masliansky, So Others Might Eat (SOME)
Adam Maier, Pathways to Housing DC
Charlene Flaherty, Community of Hope
Ryan Trout, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development
Members of the coalition – Kim Perry (DC Action), Charlene Flaherty (Community of Hope), Adam Maier (Pathways to Housing DC), Lori Kaplan (Coalition Legend), Melissa Millar (Coalition Consultant) – during a visit to the Wilson Building.
CURRENT ADVOCACY EFFORTS
Implementation of Nonprofit Fair Compensation Act
- Webinar Recording: Update for Nonprofits on DC’s Contract and Grantmaking Equity Efforts
- Slide Deck: Update for Nonprofits on DC’s Contract and Grantmaking Equity Efforts
- Talking Points for FY24 Budget Oversight Hearings
- Testimony before the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety FY22&23 Performance Oversight (February 10, 2023)
- Testimony before the Committee on Executive Administration and Labor FY22 & 23 Performance Oversight (February 10, 2023)
- Testimony before the Committee on Health FY 22 & 23 Performance Oversight Hearing (February 1, 2023)
- With the help of Councilmember Nadeau, $1.2M was added to the 2023 Youth Homlessness Grants in the DHS budget to cover additional indirect costs.
- The Steering Committeee is meeting monthly with the DC Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement and the Assistant City Administrator Lindsey Parker.
- Engagement with Chief Equity Officer Amber Hewitt.
- Advocacy with Mayor to direct Agencies to implement the Act.
- Educate Nonprofits on their rights under the Act and how to calculate indirect cost rates (see resources below).
REFERENCES & RESOURCES2021 Performance Oversight Hearing Preparation Materials
PRIOR TESTIMONY & ADVOCACY EFFORTS
- Testimony before the Committee of the Whole (April 8, 2022)
- Testimony before the Committee on Government Operations and Facilities (March 29, 2022)
- Letter to the Director of OCP (March 23, 2022)
- Letter to the Mayor (February 11, 2022)
- Findings of the Indirect Cost Rate Review (January 2022)
- Testimony before the DC Council Committee on Government Operations and Facilities Budget Oversight Hearing (June 8, 2021)
- Testimony Before the DC Council Committee on Facilities and Procurements (January 28, 2020)
PRIOR BRIEFINGS AND TRAININGS
- Briefing on the Nonprofit Fairness Act and Prep for Agency Performance Hearings (January 11, 2022)
- 2021 Oversight Hearing Testimony Prep & Detailed Talking Points
- Preparing for 2022 Government Contracts and Grants & Calculating Indirect Cost Rate Training (July 29, 2021)
- Briefing on The Nonprofit Fairness Compensation Act of 2020 –B23-107 (April 20, 2021)