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 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.


Using the Foundation DirectoryJune 9, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Swem Library, William & Mary, 400 Landrum Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23186. To register, click here.


You can access past recordings for a minimal charge of $25 each.

Available Recordings:

GR – Grant Research (2 hours) – Amy Nisenson – this session covers grants research basics for finding funders and matching needs. You will also hear from a grant writer who will join Amy to answer your questions.

BR – Building the Board: Recruitment (1 hour) – Jeanne Allen – Learn how to identify board needs, cultivate potential nominees, and recruit, interview, and evaluate nominees. We’ll explore each phase with specific actions and “tools” that can help your board stay focused.

DEI – Talking About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Your Staff, Board, and Volunteers (1.5 hours) –  Jeanne Allen and Jonathan Meagher-Zayas – How do you (and why should you), as an Executive Director or a Board Chair, start a conversation on Diversity, Equity and/or Inclusion with your board, staff members, and volunteers? The goal of that conversation is to build a strong connection with your community, your clients and other stakeholders, and stay aligned with your organizational values and mission. We’ll explore different ways to establish common ground, some questions to consider when leading your own conversation, and potential steps to move you and your nonprofit onward.

To pay for recordings, use our secure Paypal option below (a Paypal account is not needed). In the text box below, please indicate the specific code(s) for the recording(s) you will be purchasing (eg. GR, BR, DEI). The video link(s) will be sent to the email you used to pay.

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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.)