Join Many Hands for our third Coffee & Conversation–an informal virtual get-together to connect with fellow members and friends. In addition to casual conversation, this event will include an update on the work of 2020 Partner Grantee Homestretch from Grants & Communications Manager Nan Monday.

We can’t gather in person now, but let’s get together for a cup of coffee or the drink of your choice and connect with one another!

When: Thursday, February 25 @ 6:00 pm

Where: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants a few days before the event.

Who: This event is for Many Hands members and friends

Questions? Please contact Membership co-chairs Lynne Battle and Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer at membership@manyhandsdc.org.

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Many Hands members are invited to attend a free workshop on Trust-Based Philanthropy sponsored by the DMV Collective Giving Network:

Nonprofits have always been on the front lines of meeting our communities’ needs, and the global pandemic has reinforced the importance of cultivating trust between donors and nonprofits. If donors can approach their giving from a place of trust, with a commitment to alleviating power imbalances, nonprofits will be much more effective at meeting their communities’ most urgent needs. In this session, Shaady Salehi of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project will share the rationale behind why a trust-based approach is so important, how it connects to unbiased consciousness, and what the urgency of this moment can teach us about how to consider donor-grantee relationships for the long haul.

When: Tuesday, March 2 @ 11:00 am

Where: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants a few days before the event.

Who: This event is for Many Hands members (and members of other DMV CGN affiliates).

Questions? Please contact Membership co-chairs Lynne Battle and Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer at membership@manyhandsdc.org.

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Please join Many Hands for our first Member Book Club! We have selected two books that shine a bright light on the challenges that face women and children living in poverty in the US and the lengths to which they must often go to survive. The first selection, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin, one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, and H. Luke Shaefer, tells the stories of severely cash deprived families in Chicago, Cleveland, the Mississippi Delta, and Johnson City, Tennessee, in a manner that is intended both to inspire empathy and to change policy. Our other selection, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive, is a memoir by Stephanie Land, in which she describes her journey from middle class to homeless. President Barack Obama described Maid as “a single mother’s personal, unflinching look at America’s class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work.”

Read one or both, or parts of each, and join us for what will surely be a rich and open conversation about poverty in America and income inequality. Our Book Club will provide an opportunity to meet and socialize with other members and to gain clarity about the lived experience of the people Many Hands exists to serve–women, children, and families in socioeconomic need.

Join us virtually since we cannot get together in person!

When: Tuesday, March 9 @ 8:00 pm

Where: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants a few days before the event.

Who: This event is for Many Hands members and friends.

Questions? Please contact Membership co-chairs Lynne Battle and Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer at membership@manyhandsdc.org.

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Reviews of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive

Reviews of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

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Past Events

Sunday, January 10 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Grants Committee chair Kathryn Zecca and Focus Area Committee co-chairs

Tuesday, December 1 – Philanthropy, Power, and Impact: A Conversation with Tamara Lucas Copeland and Kathy Kretman – Zoom webinar

Tuesday, November 17 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Tammi Houton (Nourish Now)

Thursday, November 12 – DC’s Maternal Mortality Crisis – Zoom meeting with Andria Cornell (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs) and Ebony Marcelle (Community of Hope DC)

Thursday, October 15 – 2021 Grant Cycle Kickoff – Zoom meeting with Kris Thompson (Calvary Women’s Services) and Kenneth Ward (College Bound)