February 2008 – Dare Mighty Things, Inc. announces the successful execution of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Intermediary Summit. The Summit brought leaders from eleven different intermediary organizations around the Nation to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for the purpose of identifying promising practices and innovations for inclusion in a guidebook currently being produced by DMT’s DC-based office.
Throughout the two-day event, DMT staff facilitated conversations among participants to help identify those practices that may be replicated in other organizations and thereby improve intermediary organizations across the board.
The next and final phase of the Intermediary Summit project is to develop a comprehensive guidebook featuring those practices, to then be distributed to funders, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations, encouraging these best practices be driven down to the local level, further contributing to the quiet revolution in grassroots social service provision that has been a hallmark of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
The summit was attended by officials from The Department of Health and Human Services and The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, as well as the invited intermediary leaders.