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, 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.


Open to all nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers.

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Marketing Essentials – remaining dates – Oct 3, Nov 7 – 9:00 – 10:00 am – Each session will cover an essential part of marketing for your organization.  To review full series, click here.

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Grant Writing II – October 11 & October 18 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Newport NewsAmy Nisenson, Consultant; Executive Director,Mary Morton Parsons FoundationThis Series will offer a deeper dive into the components of a grant proposal. Participation in both October sessions is required.  Series will include a quick review of essential grants knowledge and vocabulary, however, participants should have had some level of contact with grants, either from a previous class, or via prior grant writing and/or reporting experience. Series objectives: 1) Learn how to perform grants research and narrow in on potential grant funding sources; 2) Increase your knowledge of the components of a grant application; 3) Know the critical questions to answer for the program/project for which you are seeking funding; 4) Ensure best fit between funder and agency; and 5) Understand importance of stewardship/thank you.

Program Evaluations and Reporting to FundersNovember 1 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Williamsburg– Trina Willard, Principal, Knowledge Advisory Group – Participants will learn how to write an evaluation plan, gain an overview of logic models, dive deeply into understanding the difference between outcomes and outputs, and discuss reporting to funders. We’ll also provide examples of real logic models and scenarios from real-life examples of how evaluations have been conducted. Learning objectives: Increase your understanding of program evaluation for grants to demonstrate your impact, including: Learn the elements of a good evaluation plan for your grant proposal; Increase your knowledge of the differences between outputs and outcomes; Become familiar with the benefits of using a logic model; Understand importance of effective communication with the funder about your program data.


LOCATIONS: Workshops will be held in Newport News or Williamsburg. Final location will be provided the week of the workshop.

REGISTRATION: The final page of your registration is your confirmation. You will receive a reminder email the MONDAY before the workshop, to the email you used to register.

FEES: Single workshops and Webinars are offered at no charge as part of membership for representatives of current member organizations. Workshop Series are offered at a discount for members. 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!).

CANCELLATION: 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 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.)