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Nonprofit Banking Tips: How to Find the Best Nonprofit Bank Account

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Nonprofits have unique banking needs and when looking to open a nonprofit bank account, organizations should start by researching banks set up to meet their specific goals. There are dozens of banks that offer products and services for nonprofits. Finding the one that best fits an organization’s specific needs is key. Nonprofit Bank Account When looking to open a nonprofit …

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5 Tips That Help Simplify Health Insurance Open Enrollment

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Annual or open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for the coming year.  Enrollment periods aren’t the same for everyone, so there are key dates to keep in mind depending on your situation: Many employers set aside a two- to three-week …

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There’s never been a more important time to invest in digital accessibility

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This past summer, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the most comprehensive legislation in history addressing rights for people with disabilities. While this milestone was an opportunity to celebrate the leadership of those who made the passage of the ADA possible, it’s also important to realize how far we have yet to go. Even …

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Addressing Food Insecurity in Northern Virginia

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Although Northern Virginia has a reputation for being one of the wealthiest areas in the nation, more than 136,000 people in our area are food insecure.  The high cost of living in Northern Virginia means many people struggle to get by even though they have a job, or two. Individuals and families are forced to make trade-offs, choosing between paying …

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Message from our CEO: Virginia, I’m in awe of you.

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My role as President and CEO of the region’s largest Chamber of Commerce daily sees me working with members, regional leaders, the press, and government officials. It’s through these first-hand experiences that my team and I have witnessed the remarkable resilience and perseverance our member businesses have demonstrated in an unimaginably challenging year. I’m always in awe of the Northern …

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Thoughts on Leading Through the Coronavirus Crisis

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The Coronavirus Pandemic has gripped the globe and is having an impact on Americans not seen in generations. This unforeseen, quick moving, and constantly changing crisis has evolved into a second pandemic – the panic, fear and perceptions cascading as a result of the virus. Now more than ever leadership is required. CEOs, executive teams and companies who deal with …

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Now More Than Ever, We Need Nonprofits

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If we, as a community, have learned anything from this year, it’s that we work better when we work together and support each other. There is no place where that holds more true than in the nonprofit world. Whether they are representing businesses, like the Chamber does, or meeting the needs of individuals and families during this challenging time, nonprofits …

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Message From the CEO: Our Government Advocacy Impacts Your Business

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2020 marks the Northern Virginia Chamber’s 95th year in business, but rather than planning big celebrations with much fanfare, we’ve instead spent our year doing what we do best: working on our members’ behalf. There is no area where this is more true than in our Government Advocacy work. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and major elections set to take place …