Grow Your Capacity! Late February and Early March Events in DC

Here are some upcoming events, workshops and courses that might be valuable to DC-based organizations looking to grow their capacity. This come to us courtesy of our friend Susie Cambria, who produces the blog Policy on the Northern Neck

Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic, Wednesday, February 28, 5:00-7:30 pm, The Yard Eastern Market (700 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, 2nd floor):  Sponsored by The Yard and D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, this clinic is for aspiring or existing small business owners. Attendees will meet one-on-one with attorneys for brief advice on any legal issues their businesses may be facing. Learn more and register:

Women on the Front Lines of Change: Empowerment in the Face of Climate and Displacement, Thursday, March 1, 9:00-11:30 am, Wilson Center (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW): The Wilson Center is sponsoring this discussion of how women's roles in communities is changing as a result of climate displacement. Panelists represent a wide swath of industries. Free. Register:

FoodTalksDC: The Color of Our Roots and Wellness, Saturday, March 3, 6:30-8:30 pm, The Waterhole (4004 34th St, Mount Rainier, MD): FoodTalksDC [] is celebrating Black History Month by "creating space for black and brown women to share our roots and food wellness journeys." The event will be an interactive and collective experience. All stories will be shared via FoodTalksDC on social media. $12. Register:

Road Salts in the DC Region - A Discussion of Emerging Impacts and Best Practices, Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-7:45 pm, MWCOG (777 North Capitol St, NE): Co-sponsored by the American Water Resources Association National Capital Region Section (AWRA-NCRS) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the event features Joel Moore, Associate Professor of Geosciences at Towson University and Will Isenberg, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Total Maximum Daily Load program. $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members. Register online:

Navigating Government Contracts & Grants for Your Nonprofit, Wednesday, March 21, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP (607 14th St, NW): The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP are offering this all-day training on government contracts and grants for nonprofits to ensure nonprofits understand how to how to comply with various requirements. Experts on various topics will present. Topics include: Basics of Administering Contracts & Grants, Deep Dive Accounting for Contractors & Award Recipients, and Contract & Award Closeout. There is a registration fee of $25 for this training. Capacity is limited, so register early.  Register: Questions? Email Stanley Augustin,