Thank you! The support of local businesses, individuals, and civic and faith-based groups in the community enables us to provide programs to local nonprofits to help build their capacity, including:
Network Connections – Our weekly Community e-Connections, continually updated website, and social media platforms provide free, easy access for the community to review the volunteer needs of dozens of nonprofits, as well as items and upcoming events. Community members can also post any volunteer time, items or services they have available.
Continuing Education – we secure leaders in their field to present workshops on topics targeted at helping nonprofits increase their effectiveness and maximize the impact they have on the community.
Youth Network – to help kids of ALL ages, and their families, learn the many ways there are to get involved in our communities, including Youth Volunteer Opportunities, Collection Drive and other Service Project Ideas, Scholarships available to youth involved in community service, Grants to complete community service projects, and much more!
Grants Database – a comprehensive database with grant opportunities for nonprofits and direct links to the foundations, RFPs, etc. We also highlight grants for students, teachers, and volunteers who serve our community.
Board Network – includes a Board Match Up Program for community members looking to be matched up with a nonprofit in need, an Onboarding Class offered for new Board members; and customized Board Trainings for full boards. All trainings and classes are designed to help community members better understand the roles, responsibilities, and rewards of serving on a nonprofit Board.
Community Partnerships – we work with area businesses, civic & faith-based groups to recruit volunteers; encourage participation in events; secure items needed; and coordinate collection drives & work days, fundraising events to benefit multiple nonprofits, and discounts for nonprofit employees.
Annual Impact Forums – to bring together nonprofit, business, and community leaders across the Peninsula to learn more about and discuss issues impacting our communities. Forums are held in December at the School of Education, William & Mary and welcome more than 160 attendees.