February Member Salons

February 21, 2018

February Member Salons are right around the corner. Your fellow LGW Members have developed several fascinating and engaging salons, including: 

Wednesday, February 21- Your American Red Cross – A Look Back and a Look Ahead
Under the leadership of Linda Mathes ('97), The Red Cross delivered more essential services – food, shelter, comfort – this fall than in the past 4 years combined! Have you wondered how the Red Cross and the country were able to respond to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria, Nate, CA wildfires, 2 mass casualty shootings and around the clock needs here at home…and prepare for the unknowns of the future? Join the Red Cross for this exciting discussion and dialogue, tour of the Disaster Operations Coordination Center and briefing on what’s ahead. We need your input as we plan and ready ourselves and our community for the unknowns ahead of us. And come prepared to take home something useful for you and your loved ones.
9:30 – 11:30 AM (Light breakfast provided) 
American Red Cross Regional Headquarters,
8550 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031, Briefing Room.

Wednesday, February 21- Investing for Impact: Trends, Myths, and How Do We Start?
Join Nancie Suzuki ('16) and Jeff Schragg ('03) as they examine the trend among charities, private foundations and family offices to embrace Impact Investing. Since the phrase "Impact Investing" is now widely embraced by the investing mainstream, its effect so far has been mostly skin deep and takes a different shape as to what it means depending on if you are the investor or the investment advisor. This Member Salon will provide you with a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between risk, return and social and environmental impact in ways that transform how investing for impact is accomplished vs. merely aligning your investment portfolio with your mission.
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Case Foundation 
1717 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, February 21 -Politics and Diversity of Race/Experience
Kelly Brinkley ('14) will conduct an open dialogue about how we can understand and hear each other and our different perspectives.
6:30 - 8:30 PM
2854 Chancellor’s Way, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Thursday, February 22-The Other Tour of DC 
Back by popular demand, join Dr. Mark Bergel ('16) for a two-hour tour of some of Greater Washington's most impoverished neighborhoods. You will get an inside view of what has happened and is happening in these areas. The conversation will also focus on how positive change can occur for those in poverty, why it has not happened to date, and where the initial steps can be taken to create this change. This tour will start and finish at A Wider Circle's new neighborhood center in Southeast, DC. Members are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch. 
11:00 AM-1:30 PM
 A Wider Circle-815 Xenia Street SE
Washington, DC 20032 

Thursday, February 22-Regional Activity Centers: Creating Great Communities Throughout Metropolitan Washington
In the late 1990s, transportation planners called for a map of “Regional Activity Centers” to help guide transportation decisions.  COG’s “Activity Centers” have been embraced by planners and developers as a network of great communities throughout Metropolitan Washington, and the focus of future growth and investment.  Chuck Bean ('05) will lead a discussion on how these “priority places” have come to be designated, and the tools and strategies that can be used to help them achieve their vision.
2:30 -4:30 PM
Ronald F. Kirby Training Center
First floor of MWCOG building
777 North Capitol St NE # 300, Washington, DC 20002

Thursday, Feb 22-Social Media Executive Training 
Sage Communications led by David Gorodetski ('15), a leader in nonprofit, tech, business and government public relations and marketing, will host a 2.5-hour social media training for executives at its McLean, VA headquarters. Topics in this collaborative session will include social media best practices, personas, platforms, frequency, messages and opportunities associated with paid vs organic social media. Social media experts Hannah Hutchins and Scott Greenberg will conduct this session. Rest assured, you will leave this meeting tweeting brilliance.
Sage Communications 
1651 Old Meadow Rd Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102