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Minds Matter

Every member of Washington Hebrew Congregation lends unique personal perspectives, skills, and experience to our community. We are proud to draw upon this wealth of wisdom in the Minds Matter Program, which shares our members' expertise with nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

Working in small teams with fellow Temple members, volunteers typically lend 3-5 hours of time per month, for approximately 4-6 months, to help nonprofit organizations achieve their missions more effectively. Past projects have included board development for The Arc of Northern Virginia and Iona Senior Services; attorneys working with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless; strategic planning for the Home Care Partners and the Helen Hayes Awards; and internal projects for the Temple. Volunteers enjoy a gratifying personal experience of giving back, with the side benefit of forging new friendships with like-minded fellow members.


Minds Matter is entering its fifth successful year and is seeking to broaden its volunteer base. Individuals with business and/or nonprofit backgrounds and experience are especially needed.

Particular areas of focus are board development, strategic planning, restructuring, and fundraising strategy assessment. Previous consulting experience is not necessary as training will be provided. We invite you to join us in this exciting, fulfilling, and worthwhile endeavor. Your level of commitment is up to you.