Dream Non-Profit Thread

Originally uploaded by Tracy O

I had another post in mind, but figured I should take a picture of the subject. So until I do, let’s play a game. I call it, “Make Up A Non-Profit”.
Pretend you’ve been given 3 million dollars to set up a non-profit that needs to last at least 5 years. The 3 mil is for operational (staffing, office rent, supplies) and other expenses (grants). And the mission can be a little off the wall or unusual. And major rule, it cannot already exist. No homeless shelters unless it’s a homeless shelter for people and their pets.

Lots of you work for non-profits, and I onced worked for a non-profit, so you know, 3 million doesn’t go very far. So what would you create?

Me? The Tom Bard Scholarship for tall guys named Tom and the “Oh Crap I Lost My Scholarship” Scholarship Fund. For people, who like me, lost their scholarship because they did something stupid like take ‘challenging’ classes their first year.

For Little/Big Boys Who Like Trucks

DC Government to Host 2nd Annual “Truck Touch” Event Sat., Jul. 11 at RFK, Lot 7
Mayor Invites Public to Free Event to Explore City Vehicles

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty invites the public to the city’s second annual
citywide “Truck Touch” event Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10 am to 4
p.m. at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. A host of DC government agencies will
present nearly 30 vehicles-including fire and dump trucks, one-stop
mobile health and employment vans, and police vehicles-used to provide
vital city services. This is a free event.

The event will feature vehicles from the DC Departments of Public Works,
Transportation, Health, Employment Services, Parks and Recreation, and
Fire and Emergency Medical Services; and also the Homeland Security and
Emergency Management Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the
DC Water and Sewer Authority. Information on various government services
also will be available.

WHAT: District of Columbia Government “Truck Touch”

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: RFK Stadium, Lot 7 (off of Oklahoma Ave., NE next to the


Nancee Lyons
Public Affairs Specialist
DC Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 671-2637, 671-0642 (fax)