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 needs.

Our 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.

*NetworkPeninsula is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our tax id number is 26-1250149. To review our tax exempt letter, click here

Connecting the Community

  • Information Sharing – Weekly e-Newsletters for community members to learn about the most recent volunteer needs, item needs, and upcoming events posted by our local nonprofits.
  • 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

Strengthening Nonprofits

  • Board Network & Training – Board matching and Board training classes are offered throughout the year.
  • Nonprofit EXcellence in Training (NEXT) – Monthly Continuing education for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers
  • Information Sharing – Weekly Nonprofit Updates with most recent grant opportunities, items available, resources for clients, staff, and volunteers, and latest news for nonprofits.
  • Networking – 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.

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 501(c)3 organization.

Join Us!

We invite members of the community to join our Networked Community to connect with nonprofits, businesses, individuals, civic and faith-based organizations to create win-win opportunities and bring about lasting change. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

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.