Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wonderful Opportunity For Non-Profits To Receive Pro Bono Consulting

Pro Bono Consulting For Nonprofits

Compass provides pro bono consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Compass uses teams of volunteers, most of whom have an MBA from a top business school, to provide consulting assistance in the areas of: Board Development; Funding Strategies; Strategic Alignment; Strategic Planning; and Strategic Partnerships and Mergers.

Compass clients must meet the following criteria:
Have 501(c)3 status
Have a minimum of three paid staff members and minimum budget of $750,000
Offer services that specifically benefit the Greater Washington community
Do not promote a specific religion, or religious or political beliefs

The deadline for client applications is June 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Compass will announce final client selections in late August.
Projects run September through May.

The client application is available at:

Please join Compass on April 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at The Washington Club (15 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036) to find out:
How the Compass program works
What kind of project would be best for your organization
What to expect from the Compass application process

RSVP required by April 22 to Georgia Katinas at

Visit Compass’ website at, or contact Compass’ Executive Director, Suzanne Laporte at (202) 459-6291 or

Georgia Katinas
Assistant Program Manager
1350 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone 202 459 6299

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Modern Mix Women's Networking Session

Modern Mix Women's Networking Session

Modern Mix Women's Networking Session

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Heidi Ellenberger Jones
Modern Jones

Modern Jones Launches the Modern Mix
Women’s Networking Forum

Mclean, Va., April 14, 2011 – More than 45 women of all ages and professions from throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area came together Wednesday for the launch of the Modern Mix Women’s Networking Forum. The group, founded by Modern Jones, a DC metropolitan full-service residential consultancy from Keller Williams Realty, aims to bring modern women together to discuss ideas, exchange opportunities and build networks to help each other make a difference in the community.

“Today’s women juggle many responsibilities and often don’t have the time—or the forum—to celebrate one another’s success and learn from each other,”said Heidi Ellenberger Jones, principal of Modern Jones. “Our Modern Mix gives women the opportunity to exchange ideas and opportunities with some of the most interesting, smart and fun women in the community. Whether a doctor, stay-at-home mom, executive, student, or small business owner, our Modern Mix Women’s Networking Forum offers something for women looking to better ourselves, our community, and our world.”

Jones provided the group with a promising update on the local real estate market citing Real Estate Business Intelligence, an MRIS company, which shows home sales in the area improving. Participants then toasted the launch with a Modern Jones martini before networking their way through the crowd.

“I met new people and left feeling energized,”said Cathy Bernasek, a Board Member for Compass, a company that provides pro bono strategic consulting to help strengthen Washington DC nonprofits, “What a fun, interesting night with a great group of women! I am so glad to be a part of this group.”

The event was held at 1910 Restaurant in Mclean. The next event will be held on May 11, 2011 at assaggi, 6641 Old dominion Dr., McLean, VA 22101.

More information about the Modern Jones Modern Mix Women’s Networking Forum, including how to join, may be found at,, or become a fan on Facebook for Modern Jones.
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Join me for Modern Jones Martinis and the launch of my new

real estate brand “Modern Jones,” a full service residential real estate consultancy.

Beginning at 7:30 at the restaurant 1910 in McLean, you will get to rub shoulders with some of the most interesting, smart and fun women I know. Please feel to bring a friend for an opportunity to exchange ideas and opportunities and to have a drink with a great group of women.

This is an excellent opportunity to “keep up with the Joneses!”

RSVP and I’ll add you to my mailing list.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Join Us for a Home Buying and Investment Seminar Sunday, March 13 2-3 p.m. at Wisconsin Place Community Center in Chevy Chase

Learn the dos, dont's,
and best strategies for
finding and buying a home in
this challenging market. We will:
• analyze the current
real estate market
• weigh renting vs. buying
• develop solid investment
March 13 - 2–3 p.m.
Wisconsin Place Community Center
Lower Level Conference Room #2
5311 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD
Please R.S.V.P to:
Heidi Jones & Georgia McLaughlin
(202) 503-9313