NEXT Workshops

NetworkPeninsula / NEXT Workshops

We have partnered with highly skilled professionals & educators to provide the NEXT Program – quality continuing education for nonprofit staff, Board members & volunteers. Workshops, webinars, and peer-to-peer groups are designed to help nonprofits take the NEXT step in growing their organization, increasing productivity and effectiveness, and maximizing their impact in the community. Since 2008, more than 175 workshops and webinars have reached 1,100+ nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers serving nonprofits on the Virginia Peninsula.


Advocacy PrepAugust 18 – via Zoom – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmDavid Thompson, VP of Public Policy, and Jessica Mendieta, Policy Associate, from The National Council of Nonprofits. Join us we prepare for two Legislative Breakfasts in September and October. We will discuss the many roles you can play in advocacy; how you can engage with policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels; the policies impacting our communities; advocacy tools, and more. This session is offered in partnership with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation. To Register, click here.

To view available recordings from previous webinars, click here.


Network Coffees – (will resume in August) – These are great opportunities to meet your peers, share challenges, ask questions and know you’re not alone! If you are interested in hosting an upcoming Executive Directors’ Coffee or Development Professionals’ Coffee, please email Karen. (For your Board members, be sure to check our Board Network for upcoming Board Member meet ups!)

Nonprofit NewcomersNext date: TBA – For anyone who is new to the world of nonprofits! Join us for an informal conversation and networking opportunity to help you as you navigate the nonprofit world! (If you would like to host a Newcomer gathering, please email Karen.)


The 2022 Fall schedule can be viewed here, along with details re: training funds, member discounts, and registration.


Workshops and Webinars are offered at no charge as part of membership for representatives of current member organizations. For all other guests, and non-members, the fee is $25 per person (if you are not a member yet, this can be used toward your annual membership fee which ranges from $50 to $250, and gives you access all of our workshops for free, plus many more benefits!)

(NOTE: While it is our pleasure to be able to offer workshops and webinars free of charge to you as part of your membership with us, they are not free for us, as we pay our instructors a substantial fee based on estimated attendance. Per our attendance policy, if you have registered and are unable to attend, or to send a substitute, one week notice is required. For those who register but do not attend, have not cancelled one week prior, and/or have not sent a substitute in their place, there will be a charge of $25 per person.)