Monday, August 30, 2010




Veteran Training Center- 1200 18th NW, Ste LL100 Washington, DC 20036 Metro: Farragut North (Red) Farragut West (Blue/Orange) Sylvie Bello: 202 641 0273

Wednesday, September, 01, 2010

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Breakfast/Welcome/Introduction of Partner Agencies

9:15 am to 12:15 pm

Session I: Organizational Development and Strategic Planning



Ms. Margaret Korto, HHS-Office of Minority Health Resource Center 'Strategic Planning for African Nonprofits'

Dr. Dominic Ntube, VP, International Consulting Group (formerly World Bank Africa Director) 'Organizational Development for African Nonprofits'



PRESENTATION-'Grant Seeking Basics for International Organizations' Ms. Pat Pasqual, Director-Foundation Center


Ms. Dawn Alexander, President-MosaicLink

'Business Plan Basic for Nonprofits'


12:20PM to 12:30PM:
Group Discussion with Funders

Panelists/Presenters and Facilitators

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch: Networking with Funders and US African Affairs Directors/Commissioners


1:30PM to 1:45PM: BREAK!!

1:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Session II: The Science and Art of Finding and Writing Grants


1:45PM to 3:15PM:

PRESENTATION- 'Grant Proposal Writing'

/Ms. Pat Pasqual, Director- Foundation Center


3:20PM to 4:20PM: PANEL DISCUSSION: Local Government Funding vs Private Foundation Funding'

Mr. Lafayette Barnes, Director-DC Office of Partnership and Grant Services.

Ms. Donna Purchase, African American Giving Circle (Formerly she was the Director of Fannie Mae Foundation).


Group Discussion with Funders/Panelists/Presenters and Facilitators

4:45 am to 5:00:

Closing remarks!!!!!! September is African Heritage Month!! CAMEROON/AFRICA- 50 years of Independence in 2010!!

Thursday, September, 02, 2010

Event Location

Veteran Training Center- 1200 18th NW, Ste LL100 Washington, DC 20036 Metro: Farragut North (Red) Farragut West (Blue/Orange) Sylvie Bello: 202 641 0273

8:00 am to 9:00 am

8:30AM – 9AM Guest Speaker: Ms. Omoghino Ufomata, Director- DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs

9:15 am to 12:15 pm

Session III: Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation Strategies



PRESENTATION-'Federal Grant Program: Step by Step Strategies to Becoming a New HUD Sub-Grantee.

Ms. Belinda Fadlelmola, Coordinator, US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)- DC Field Office


11:55AM-12:15PM: Group Discussion with Funders and Presenter and Facilitators


12:15AM to 12:30PM

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch: Guest Speaker- 1PM-1:30PM

Mr. Mammado Sy, Maryland Governor's Commission on Africa/Program Director-Lutheran Social Services


1:30PM to 1:45PM: BREAK!!

1:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Session IV: Africans in Nonprofit, Building Visibility, Relevance and Media Relations.


1:45PM to 2:45PM:

PRESENTATION- 'Building Visibility through Marketing' Ms. Mary Evangeliste, CEO-Fearless Future Marketing


2:50PM to 3:50PM:

PANEL DISCUSSION: Media Relations, Fundraising and Social Media

Mr. Melvin Hardy, Association of Fundraising Professionals, (Principal, Millennium Arts Salon) 'Blacks and Philanthropy'

Mr. Chuck Bean, Executive Director- Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, 'Media Relations for New Nonprofits'

Mr. Lesly Simmons, Board Member-Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-DC (YNPN_dc) 'Basic Social Media Strategies'



Panel Discussion: 'What's NEXT for African Immigrant Organizations?'

Dr. Sharon Freeman, President-All American Small Business Exporters Assn (Author-China, Africa and the African Diaspora) Ms. Sylvie Bello, Executive Director-Cameroon American Council

4:45 am to 5:00:

End of WORKSHOP!! September is African Heritage Month! CAMEROON/AFRICA- 50 years of Independence in 2010!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

DC African Diaspora Film Fest with Mr. Danny Glover!!

We are giving away 20 film fest tickets for this weekend!!

For film listing and schedule click here.

Please email us at:

The CA Council is so humbled to have partnered with giants such as the TransAfrica Forum & its chair Hollywood star Danny Glover AND the National Geographic to bring the 5th Annual DC African Diaspora Filmfest! It was very surreal experience hearing Cameroon being called in the auditorium.

Mr. Danny Glover in the white cap!

Below the staff and supporters of the CA Council

We strive to build on the VISIBILITY of Cameroon! and I believe we did so last night!!

Location: The National Geographic HQ, downtown DC

Sunday, June 6, 2010

C.A. Council giving away 20 tickets for Caribbean Filmfest


Hello Friends of Cameroon!!!

Please join the Cameroon American Council as we celebrate the Caribbean American Heritage Month (June 2010) by supporting the 10th Annual DC Caribbean Filmfest. The film director will have a Q/A Session immediately after the film. Event will be over by 7p.m.

We are giving away 20 (twenty) tickets for the 5pm film: 'War Stories-Walter Rodney Anthony'...and we'd be meeting at 4pm to give out tickets at:

Venue: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Feel free to forward to this email to your family and friends in the DC Metro area...

We need a need count by 11a.m. tomorrow. All RSVP for the FREE tickets should be sent to: for directions/rsvp etc.

The film is about Dr. Walter Rodney from Guyana who taught in Africa & the Caribbean, and was an influential Pan-Africanist.



Presented by Caribbean Association of World Bank and IMF Staff (CAWI), Caribbean Professional Network (CPN), Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), TransAfrica Forum, and AFI Silver Theatre

Celebrating the Caribbean American Heritage Month (on June 6th 2010)

Featuring in person: Film director: Clairmont Chung of the film

Venue: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Featuring in person: director Clairmont Chung AT 6:30PM

This film covers the life of world-renowned historian, author and activist Dr. Walter Rodney, who was assassinated at age 38 on Friday, June 13, 1980, in his native Guyana. This is the story of a man who dedicated his life, and ultimately gave his life, to the struggle for equal rights and justice. He did so through his considerable intellectual gifts and actual grassroots involvement everywhere he went.
DIR/SCR/PROD: Clairmont M. Chung. US, 2010, color and black & white, 90 min. NOT RATED

Kind regards,

Sylvie Bello, Executive Director
Cameroon American Council
Washington, DC

"Those Left Behind' Closing Film at Mexican Filmfest!

Last nite, The Cameroon American Council got 5 tix for da film:

'Those Who Remain/Los Que Se Quedan'..loved it..whether in Cameroon, Africa or in Mexico..immigration has both good/bad impact to those left in the home countries!

Thx Sam Douek & da Mexican Filmfest!! It's amazing how much we learn about ourselves (Camero...onians/Africans), when we understand/appreciate others (Mexicans/Latinos)..Gracias/Merci/Thnx!
Hello all,

I saw Sex & the City 2 this weekend...did anyone else go watch it? All I can say is too much product felt like a running

But if you seeking a more artsy film please join the Cameroon American Council's Arts+Culture Program as we offer 5 (five) FREE film tickets to the Mexican Film Festival in DC for a showing today June 1st at 7.40pm or 9pm. Yes FREE!!!

Mr. Samuel Douek...who runs the Mexican Film Festival is really awesome...we had some interesting talk on how the Cameroon American Council & his org could partner! This is his first & the ONLY Mexican Filmfest...though there are plenty of Latino filmfest! Okay ma, so holla when next u are in DC! Also, I'm seeking summer interns...plz spread the word!

C.A. Council will makes '5' donations @ 1st 500 Days

Please join the Cameroon American Council at the Grassroots Celebration of Prez Obama's 1st 500 days- a networking event for progressive activists. We are seeking 5-10 folks (Cameroonians/Africans & Friends of Cameroon/Africa) and we would PAY for the entry fee into the event. Just leave a comment on here telling me if... you can make it to Capitol Hill, DC btw 6:30pm to 7p.m on June 1st. Program starts @ 7:30p.m. Thnx.

Prez Obama-1st 500 Days Celebration on June 1st

Hey, the Cameroon American Council had a fab time at the 'Top of the Hill' joint.....
as we celebrated President Obama's 1st 500 Days in office & reconnected with fellow activists/community organizers!