About Us

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NetworkPeninsula believes strong nonprofits are key to vibrant, connected, and healthier communities.

NetworkPeninsula builds stronger communities by empowering the nonprofits within them to be successful, and by connecting citizens and businesses to the nonprofits serving their community. We are a trusted leader providing education, advocacy and authentic collaboration opportunities to the nonprofit members we serve.

Our Mission & Vision – NetworkPeninsula’s mission is to raise awareness of the needs on the Peninsula, encourage involvement from community members & strengthen the nonprofits working to meet these needsOur vision is a strong nonprofit sector supported by an engaged public who recognize the value of nonprofits and the positive impact they make on the continued health and wellbeing of our communities.

Supporting the Local Nonprofit Sector Since 2007 – Founded as NetworkWilliamsburg in 2007, the organization changed its name in 2014 to reflect our growth. Today, NetworkPeninsula serves the nonprofit sector on the Virginia Peninsula, including greater Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester, Mathews, and Poquoson. NetworkPeninsula is a 501c3 nonprofit organization

Strengthening Nonprofits

  • Board Network & Training – A Board Match Up Program, Board Training Classes, and Board Development Workshops are offered throughout the year.
  • Nonprofit EXcellence Training (NEXT) – Monthly Continuing education for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers.
  • Nonprofit Management Institute – A joint initiative with Thomas Nelson Community College providing best practices in nonprofit leadership, development, and management for nonprofit staff of all levels; with training funds available for many.
  • Information Sharing – Our Weekly Nonprofit E-Source newsletter provides nonprofits with new grant opportunities, items available, upcoming workshops, and resources available for clients, staff, and volunteers. Our Weekly Community e-Connections newsletter is accessed by 1,000+ community members to learn about the most recent volunteer needs, item needs, and upcoming events posted by our local nonprofits.
  • Networking – Peer to Peer Groups and other opportunities for nonprofit staff to interact with each other throughout the year, as well as with local business and community leaders.
  • Youth Network – Information about youth volunteer opportunities, service projects and scholarships
  • Resource Library – Relevant news, statistics, and sector trends
  • Job Openings – Posted by nonprofits from across the Peninsula
  • Grants Database – Up-to-date grant alerts to funding opportunities across the country, organized by program category.
  • Annual Impact Forum – to bring nonprofit, business, and community leaders together to discuss the impact of issues impacting our communities.
  • Other Forums – annual Legislative Breakfasts and Faith Forums serve to connect local nonprofits with government representatives and faith based leaders.

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To learn more about all the benefits of Nonprofit Membership, click here.

Connecting the Community

  • Information Sharing – Weekly Community e-Connections newsletter community members to learn about the most recent volunteer needs, item needs, and upcoming events posted by our local nonprofits.
  • Board Network & Training – A Board Match Up Program, Board Training Classes, and Board Development Workshops are offered throughout the year for community members interested in serving on a Board, or currently serving and seeking to learn more about the roles, responsibilities, and rewards of serving. 
  • Annual Impact Forum – to bring nonprofit, business, and community leaders together to discuss the impact of issues impacting our communities.
  • Youth Network – Information about youth volunteer opportunities, service projects and scholarships.
  • Resource Library – Relevant news, statistics, and sector trends.
  • Job Openings – Posted by nonprofits from across the Peninsula.

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To learn more about how you can join our Networked Community to connect with local nonprofits, click here.