FLOC selected as “one of the best” by Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

For Love of Children is thrilled to announce that, once again, FLOC has been selected as “one of the best small charities” in the greater Washington region and will be recognized in the 2012-2013 Catalogue for Philanthropy.

We are tremendously proud to be part of the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Each year some 250 organizations apply and undergo a rigorous vetting process. This year a panel of 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, giving circles, and peer nonprofits participated in the process to choose this year’s 70 nonprofits. All 350 organizations (including ours!) that have ever been featured as a Catalogue nonprofit can be viewed online at the Catalogue’s website, — where donations can also be made. For more information about the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, click here.

According to Barbara Harman, President and Editor of the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, “We know that many nonprofits have had a very difficult year. For most, contributions are flat or down, and the decrease or loss of foundation and government funding has created significant budgetary challenges. Individual donors can make a real difference this year, keeping great organizations afloat during these tough times.”

For Love of Children has been part of the Catalogue family since 2008. The Catalogue has enabled us to reach out to individuals in the region who would otherwise not hear our story. The Catalogue also provides us with a stamp of approval, and donors tell us that they appreciate the good housekeeping seal that the Catalogue provides. According to Tim Payne, FLOC’s Executive Director, “The Catalogue is the go-to guide for individuals wanting to ensure their donations have the greatest impact for the best nonprofits. We’re incredibly proud of this great honor and all the doors it opens for us.”

Since its inception in 2003, the Catalogue has helped to raise more than $12.5 million dollars for local nonprofit organizations. The 2012-13 Catalogue will be available in early November (you can request a catalogue online – they’re free), and the Catalogue’s website will go live with the newly featured nonprofits on November 8th. Special features of the site include a gift registry, gift cards, a section especially for kids, and even a “donate now/decide later” fund that lets donors give in December and make their choices in January. Links on nonprofit profile pages connect donors with volunteer opportunities, events, news, videos, and more. According to Harman, “the new Catalogue website is the broadest and deepest regional philanthropy website in the country.” We’re delighted to be featured on it.

For Love of Children is also proud to be called “one of the best,” and we hope you’ll view our profile online at cfp-dc.org (then search us by name) and help spread the word about the Catalogue so that together we can deepen the culture of giving in our nation’s capital.

(Ellie Haga is the Executive Assistant at FLOC.)

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