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September 16, 2016
ACT is going on tour and we want to hear from you! According to The Performance Imperative's framework for social-sector excellence, one of the key pillars for a high-performing organization is a...
September 16, 2016
THEY'RE BACK—to school that is. This time of the year is one of great anxiety for teachers and administrators across the country and enormous relief for many parents. If I had a dollar for every...
August 17, 2016
"I've heard good things about ACT for Alexandria, but what do you do? This is the most frequently asked question my community foundation colleagues and I confront. While community foundations have...
August 03, 2016
At Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, we educate the whole child in a nurturing, creative community. Our school offers Waldor Early Childhood and Elementary programs through Grade 5, and we are proud...
July 13, 2016
Today is my last day as ACT for Alexandria's Community Foundation Associate. These past three years of working with ACT have been a tremendous learning experience. In my position, I had the...
July 11, 2016
“May you live in interesting times.” While the origin of this quote is somewhat disputed, it became prominent in the late 19 th century as words from Joseph Chamberlain, a British politician and...
July 05, 2016
ACT for Alexandria is pleased to announce the awarding of $1,376,625 in grants in 2015. The nonprofit recipients of the grants immediately put these dollars to work, providing critical services such...
June 30, 2016
We often align spending based on our personal interests and well-being. That’s where patriotic spending come in to play. Patriotic spending is the utilization of personal assets to benefit our...
June 06, 2016
Does the name Dan Palotta ring a bell? Probably not? But to those of us in the nonprofit world, he’s the standard bearer for promoting the value of nonprofits in our society. As an author,...
May 31, 2016
ACTion Alexandria, an initiative of ACT, is once again hosting the Green Ideas Challenge , starting on Wednesday, June 1. For the fourth year, ACTion is asking local nonprofits and community members...

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