Upcoming Events

Nonprofit Management Institute

Nonprofit Management Institute logoThe Nonprofit Management Institute (Institute) is a joint initiative of the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center and NetworkPeninsula. The Institute began in January 2019. The goal of the Institute is to educate nonprofit professionals and equip them with best practices in all areas of nonprofit management, leadership and development.

  • Classes will be held at Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center in Williamsburg on Fridays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Actual class time will be five hours with one hour for lunch and two 15-minute breaks.

  • Participants will receive .5 CEUs per class plus five CFRE points per class.

  • The pilot year will include classes for participants to complete a Certificate in Fundraising Management and/or a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Some classes can also be applied to additional Certificate programs, which will be added in subsequent years. These will include Certificates in Resource Development, Organizational Development, Financial/Legal Management, Volunteer Management, and Board Education. Ultimately, students will have an opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Nonprofit Management by completing a number of courses.


Dates

  • Feb. 15, 2019 – The Role of the Board in Fundraising (Fundraising Management & Board Education)
  • March 15, 2019 – Building an Annual Campaign (Fundraising Management)
  • April 12, 2019 – Online Fundraising & 21st Century Philanthropy (Fundraising Management)
  • May 10, 2019 – Developing a Major Gifts Program (Fundraising Management)
  • Aug. 23, 2019 – Conflict Resolution (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)
  • Sept. 13, 2019 – Team Building Techniques & Creative Facilitation (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)
  • Oct. 11, 2019 – Board Governance (Nonprofit Leadership and Board Education)
  • Nov. 8, 2019 – Essentials of Human Resource Management (Nonprofit Leadership and Organizational Development)
  • Dec. 6, 2019 – Time & Meeting Management (Nonprofit Leadership)

*This class is required for anyone working toward the Certificate in Fundraising Management who has less than 3 years of experience in a fundraising position.

For full class descriptions and instructors, click here. For bios of instructors, click here.

Venue

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Registration

To register, please visit http://networkpeninsula.org/nmi/ for complete directions.

Cost

$75 for NetworkPeninsula members and $85 for all others. A limited number of training funds are available from multiple sources. Click here for details and application.

Sponsors

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center and Network Peninsula

Women in Venture ConferenceWomen in Venture – Raising Awareness. Raising Capital. Raising the Bar for Women.

This half-day conference will dive deeper into topics related to women in venture, including keynote sessions, panels and breakout sessions tailored to each attendee's investment experience and entrepreneurship journey.

Expect national names, like keynote speaker Lara Merriken, as well as regional expertise from the I-64 corridor. We will also highlight Virginia success stories and provide a platform to showcase up and coming talent. 

Keynote speaker: Lara Merriken is the embodiment of the expression: “Anything is possible.” As founder of LÄRABAR, Merriken created health food made only of fruits, nuts and spices. Early on in the development of LÄRABAR, naysayers didn't think she had a chance. Merriken, undeterred, never lost sight of her vision. She set up shop in a small Denver duplex, her manufacturing equipment limited to a rolling pin and a Cuisinart. Five years later, LÄRABAR was a top-selling energy bar and sold to General Mills, where Merriken serves today as an adviser and face of the brand.

Cost

Free

Date

Thursday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Venue

William & Mary's Mason School of Business, Miller Hall, 101 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Register and information

https://register.eventmobi.com/wivraise/landing

Sponsors

William & Mary’s Mason School of Business and Women in Venture Virginia

SBDC logoICAP Lean Startup Short Course – Hampton Roads

Based on the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ program for Lean Startups, ICAP helps inventors and entrepreneurs take the right first steps in bringing new technologies and innovations to market.

ICAP includes free introductory training programs and counseling services offered through ICAP instructors and local small business development center counselors. ICAP helps startups identify potential customers and develop successful business models based on that knowledge. It is an ideal program for early-stage companies trying to prepare for eventual venture investment.

Space for this cohort is limited, so make sure to apply by the deadline. Please note that attendance by at least one team member is required for all three cohort events.

Cost

Free, but application required.

Dates

Applications are due Friday, March 1 at midnight, acceptance notifications on Thursday, March 7

Class dates

  • March 27
  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26

Application

https://www.virginiasbdc.org/icap-application/

Information

https://www.virginiasbdc.org/icap-lean-startup-short-course-hampton-roads/

Questions

Email icap@virginiasbdc.org 

Hosts

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, 757 Accelerate, 757 Seed, 757 Angels

SBDC workshopHampton Roads Small Business Development Center Workshop: Managing Your Personal & Business Credit

It costs money to start a business. Funding your business is one of the first - and most important - financial choices most business owners must make. How you choose to fund your business could affect how you structure and run your business.

This workshop offers a wide range of helpful information, interactive tools and practical strategies all designed to help you increase your financial literacy and reach your financial goals. With a better understanding of the many resources available to finance your business venture and how lenders view and assess your company’s creditworthiness, you will be better prepared to obtain the funding you need to grow and thrive. You’ll also learn how to use the 5 C’s as a credit management tool to run your small business.

Date

Tuesday, March 19 from 9 a.m. until noon

Venue

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton VA 23666

Information

To register, please visit the Hampton Roads Chamber Calendar of Events at www.hamptonroadschamber.com then click the date

Cost

$10

Sponsors

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, Hampton Roads Chamber, Thomas Nelson Community College and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration

Home-Based Business ConferenceHome-Based Business Conference

You don’t want to miss the region’s 4th annual Home-Based Business Resource Fair & Conference.

This unique event features a resource fair with over 20 exhibitors, as well as conference sessions and specialty breakout tracts focused on topics relevant to all types of home-based businesses.

Whether you are thinking of starting a new home-based business or have operated one for years, this event is for you!

Each ticket includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. You will also have the opportunity to have an excellent professional headshot taken for only $20.

Cost

Early bird registration through March 15, ticket prices vary from $22.50-$30

Date

Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-based-business-conference-tickets-54710267884

Information

http://hbbconference.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/2261123724213248/

Questions

Please call 757-877-5920 or email info@hbbconference.com

Sponsors

York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Gloucester, Poquoson, Newport News, Hampton and the York County Chamber of Commerce

Business womanSCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your Own Business

Are you interested in starting a business but concerned about …how to begin? ...where to begin? ...whether your idea makes sense? Here’s your chance to get some answers.

After this workshop you will know…

  • how a business plan can help you
  • your options for a legal structure of the business
  • the importance of creating a budget
  • the good news and the bad news about getting financing for your business
  • how to define your product or service benefits and your target customer
  • where to look for help and guidance

Don’t fall into the trap of “Build it and they will come” (because they won’t).

Cost

Free, but advance registration required.

Date

Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Venue

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efzkcwfw61460377&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://www.score.org/event/score-workshop-how-start-manage-your-own-business-5

Nonprofit imageSCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage a Non-Profit Organization

Starting and running a non-profit organization requires more applications and approvals than a conventional business. How long will it take?

Attend this workshop and you will learn:

  • How to properly register your non-profit with the county, state and federal governments
  • What it costs to file the paperwork
  • What your organization bylaws must specify
  • What your responsibilities are as a director or officer of a non-profit
  • Whether your benefactors can legally deduct their dues or gifts to the organization
  • Whether your non-profit is really a tax-exempt organization

Cost

Free, but advance registration required.

Date

Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m.

Venue

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efzkcwnpe9dc1f08&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-how-start-manage-non-profit-organization-0

Don't forget to check out Launchpadevents at Launchpad.

  • Workshops

  • Coworking

  • Networking Opportunities

Information

https://www.gwlaunchpad.com/events/