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Who We Are

NetworkPeninsula believes strong nonprofits are key to vibrant, connected, and healthier communities. We connect the community at large to the nonprofits serving their community and we provide nonprofits with tools to fulfill their missions effectively. We are a trusted leader providing education, advocacy and authentic collaboration opportunities.

Because strong nonprofits are key to thriving communities

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Continuing Education Workshops to over 1,000 representatives from 300+ nonprofits across the Peninsula.

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Board Development & Training Classes attended by 200+ board members.

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Matches for volunteers and program items facilitated between the community and local nonprofits.

Timeline

  • December 5, 2007– A new nonprofit, NetworkWilliamsburg, launches to promote upcoming events, volunteer needs, and items needs from local nonprofits; and encourage involvement from the community at large.

  • 2008 NW begins offering continuing education workshops to nonprofit staff and volunteers.

  • 2009 NW publishes the “Youth Resource Booklet: A Student’s Guide to Volunteering”, featuring service opportunities for students.

  • 2010 Now with 75 nonprofit members, NW coordinates donation of thousands of office supplies & computers from local businesses.

  • NW begins a Toastmaster’s Club for nonprofit staff to improve their public speaking/presentation skills.

  • 2011 – NW commissions study on the role of social media in our community & how nonprofits can engage in this growing platform.

  • 2012 – NW celebrates 5 year anniversary with 1st Impact Forum to bring corporate & nonprofit leaders together to discuss the role of corporate philanthropy.

    NW partners with TNCC and area high schools to host Aware Fair for youth to learn about service opportunities.

  • 2013 – NetworkPeninsula (NP) launches as an expansion of NW, now serving 125+ nonprofits on the Peninsula, and growing!

    NW & NP graduate the 5th Nonprofit Board Training Class for people interested in Board service.

    NW & NP produce the 5th Annual Youth Resource Booklet.

  • 2014 – NetworkWilliamsburg merges into NetworkPeninsula to more effectively serve nonprofits across the Virginia Peninsula.

  • 2017 NetworkPeninsula celebrates 10 years of helping to build the capacity of 250+ local nonprofits AND its 100th workshop!

  • 2018 – NetworkPeninsula releases the inaugural Report on the State of the Nonprofit Sector on the Peninsula.

  • 2019 The Nonprofit Management Institute opens as a joint initiative of NetworkPeninsula and Thomas Nelson Community College. The Institute is the first of its kind on the Peninsula and provides nonprofit professionals the opportunity to become certified in fundraising, nonprofit leadership, and other core areas.

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