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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Press release: DC SCORES chosen for 2013-14 Catalogue for Philanthropy

For Immediate Release

DC SCORES chosen for 2013-14
Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

For third time in 10 years, organization to be included in premier philanthropic publication

Washington, DC -- May 28, 2013 -- The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce that DC SCORES has been selected to be featured in the 2013-14 Catalogue. A panel of over 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations evaluated over 210 applications; DC SCORES is one of 73 outstanding nonprofits to be featured in print this year. This is the third time DC SCORES has been featured in the Catalogue. The organization was also selected in 2004 and 2009.

Now in its 11th year, the Catalogue’s mission is to connect caring citizens with worthy community causes. According to Barbara Harman, President and Editor of the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, "Many nonprofits continue to suffer during the slow economic recovery, and the search for support has been intensified by the loss of government (and sometimes foundation) funding. Individual donors can continue to make a real difference, keeping great organizations afloat during these challenging times.”

“It is a great honor to be selected for inclusion in the Catalogue for Philanthropy,” DC SCORES Executive Director Amy Nakamoto said. “There are hundreds of worthwhile organizations in this area deserving of being featured, and we are humbled that the Catalogue chose our cause. The Catalogue has made an indelible impact for hundreds of local nonprofits during its 11 years and should be celebrated as a great way for philanthropists to discover causes that are important to them.”

The Catalogue has helped raise over $21 million since its inception in 2003. After celebrating its 10th Anniversary last year, the Catalogue is poised to jump into a new decade of nonprofit support and community engagement.

From traditional, direct mail catalogues, to innovative online portals, to special events and social media, the Catalogue's goal is to build networks of engaged donors and great nonprofits that will make a difference in new ways, on their terms. It also provides charities with a stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence.

Twenty-five thousand individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the print Catalogue in November, and many others will visit the Catalogue website (cfp-dc.org), or access the Catalogue's customized portal at work. The online Catalogue also connects donors with volunteer opportunities, events, news, videos, and more.

"Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact" Harman said. “These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.”

In addition to being included in the Catalogue twice before, DC SCORES received the Enterprise Award in 2010 for best practices in marketing and communications during the 2009-10 giving season. We are once again excited to promote our inclusion in the 2013-14 edition!

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