Roundup Reel: Week of Aug. 29

September 2, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

Whew. I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks here in Washington have been a little nutty. Congress isn’t even back in session yet and we’ve seen more newsworthy events that one might expect for the waning days of summer. (I’m resisting the urge to make cracks about the gusts of hot air blowing in the last week despite a distinct lack of elected officials around town.) Read on for our weekly compendium of things you may have missed. And here’s hoping for nothing but blue skies and smooth sailing post-Labor Day. At least until the next round of spending debates kicks off.

  • A new California law slated to go before Governor Jerry Brown this week would make it easier to combine business with a social mission. Could provide an interesting new model.
  • It wasn’t this week, but it’s still relevant as everyone braces for the next round of Congressional spending talks (can you say fiscal year 2012 anyone?). The Washington Post did a great breakdown of the states that rely most on federal dollars.
  • Break out the party hats. Nonprofit Quarterly celebrates the 47th birthday of the of the Economic Opportunity Act and its effect on poverty.

For anyone in the DC metro or mid-atlantic area the Maryland Governors Grants Conference will be Sept. 12 at the UMUC Conference Center in Adelphi, Md. Sessions will cover a variety of grant topics including grantwriting, nuts and bolts of an A-133 audit, grant monitoring and oversight and a host of other topics. Information here.

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