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Free online toolkit for nonprofits

The nonprofit world is filled with great resources and many of them are free.

Check out the Hampton Roads Community Foundation staff's favorite resources. You will find information on

starting a nonprofit, creating an effective board, technology improvement, fundraising and marketing.

 Find the toolkit here.


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 Millennials Are Taking Over The Workforce

 By the end of 2020, Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000), are forecast to comprise half (50%) of the American workforce. 

  • Millennials are more likely than other generations to buy products from a company that gives to charity or to recommend that business to a friend.
  • While just 54% of Millennials get to contribute to charitable causes in their workplace, 77% of those who do, have taken full advantage of it.
    • 40% have followed or taken an active interest in a charitable cause through their employer.
    • 30% became an active volunteer or organizer.
    • 30% made regular donations through their employer.
    • 23% did fundraising through sponsorship or by organizing collections and events.
  • Millennials give more goods and time than any other generation.
  • They're slowly making the United States more charitable overall.
  • 84% of Millennials give to charitable organizations. That’s a higher percentage than Baby Boomers and Gen X’s.
  • Millennials were the most likely (60%) of any generation to have donated to hurricane relief after Harvey, Irma and Maria.
  • 61% of Millennial parents have talked about charity with their children in the past year, and they are introducing their children to more types of charity than other parents.

Source: Article by Jason Notte, Tribune Published in the Daily Press 6/29/19

Have you signed up to bring cheer and joy this holiday season to people with disabilities in our community? There's still time, sign up today!

The VersAbility Angel Tree is open to Angel Adoptions until November 18. You will have the opportunity to visit our virtual Angel Tree, where you may browse and select one or more Angel requests.

Please deliver all gifts to our Hampton Headquarters at:

2520 58th Street, Hampton, VA 23661

by Close of Business on Monday, December 2, 2019.

We ask that gifts be newly purchased items to prevent the risk of allergies. Gifts can be unwrapped or wrapped but must be labeled on the outside of the package with the corresponding Angel Name (gift code) in order to match gifts to the appropriate recipient.

On behalf of the entire VersAbility Resources Team, thank you for considering our organization’s Angel Tree as part of your holiday giving!

Questions?    Contact: Tina Hawley-Blount at: 757-896-6467

New National and Virginia Value of Volunteer Time Announced

The Independent Sector has released a new Value of Volunteer Time of $25.43 an hour nationally and $27.50 an hour in Virginia.This value is calculated each year to show the economic impact of volunteers on our economy. Just like a check or a pledge card, volunteers are a vital resource that help nonprofits deliver on their mission. Board members, committee members, and community volunteers contribute in unimaginable ways.

Nonprofit Finance Team Survival Guide is a field guide for navigating the complexity and demands of nonprofit financial management.

Tips for Stress-Free Volunteer Supervision will increase the likelihood that staff members view volunteers as a way to ease their workload, not add to it.


Raising Volunteers: Involving Children and Their Families 
Faye C. Roberts examines the importance of involving children and teens in the volunteer experience and explores ways to introduce children and teens to volunteering. Because reaching children also means reaching their parents, it identifies frequently suggested approaches to family-oriented volunteering for different age groups. By examining what appeals to parents, you may be able to find ways your organization can reach families, involve youth, and help encourage the volunteers of tomorrow.


Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.

Line Up for 2019 Fall Academy Classes


Be sure to check out our upcoming classes this fall and register today! View all program descriptions here


Adobe Photoshop Skills


Project Management (2-day)


Quickbooks (Intermediate/Advance)


*Leader As Coach


Mastering the Art of Work Life Balance 


Defining and Linking By-laws, Policies, and Procedures


Starting a Nonprofit 


*Navigating the Minefield of Nonprofit Law


*Bundle BOTH of these HR classes for special rate of $95.00 here!

Looking for CFRE Points?

The Academy has you covered with 

Financial Analysis of a Nonprofit (11/19/19) 


nami-logoNAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups: free 90 minute, peer–led sessions offer a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment where adults living with mental illness can share, listen and learn about the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness, 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., 84 East Peer Recovery Center, 7603 Hospital Drive, Gloucester ,VA

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. The cost is $90 for Network Peninsula members and $105 for non-members. The program schedule and registration is available at: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/virginia




1. MPNNCSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, VA 23061. 

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

2. MPNN CSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw, Richmond County:

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required

NOTE:  The 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time. 

MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness PO Box 452, Hayes, VA 23072 

804-642-5402   Email: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us   or webpage  www.chvc.online 


As the GUEST Shelter prepares for the winter season, we reflect on the past year and are thankful to have helped a number of families and individuals find permanent housing solutions. Since April 1, 2019, the Housing Resource Advocate at the GUEST Day Shelter has worked with over 70 individuals and families from the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck to assist them in finding housing and financial assistance. Over 27 individuals found permanent housing solutions with the assistance of nearly $24,000 in Rapid Rehousing Funds.

In preparation for the winter shelter season, volunteers are needed to help staff the day and night shelters.

Training sessions are scheduled as follows:

PETSWORTH BAPTIST CHURCH, 2471 Hickory Fork Road, Gloucester
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm & Thursday, December 5, 7:00 pm

BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1860 Hayes Road, Gloucester Point
Sunday, November 10, 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 8, 4:00 pm

ABINGDON EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 4645 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester
Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm

GLOUCESTER POINT BAPTIST CHURCH, 7741 Terrapin Cove Rd, Gloucester Point
Sunday, January 5, 4:00 p.m.

The DAY SHELTER Volunteer signup links for November and December are listed below:


NOVEMBER - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daea62fabfe3-guest40

DECEMBER - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daea62fabfe3-guest36


 Words We Need To Stop Saying: Words and Phrases to Erase from the Lexicon of Volunteer Management [Points of View] - Rob Jackson and Erin R. Spink present their thoughts on the words and phrases that no longer serve the volunteer engagement profession – and, in fact, may actually hurt us. They review and present new ways to communicate about our field.


Page Middle School’s 2019-20 Robotics Team is looking for volunteers willing share their experience in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field, specifically in engineering, project planning for science notebook documentation and hands-on experience with robot design and building.Additionally, financial support is needed to help with required equipment, competition fees and travel expenses. Donations and/or sponsors welcomed and greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in helping our young people is asked to contact Debra Falkenberg, Community Engagement Coordinator at debra.falkenberg@gc.k12.va.us or 804-693-2540 (ext. 7).


Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast: to volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.


Employment Opportunities: Click on the seal below to go to the site

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Assistant Director of Utilities (FT), Utility Supervisor (FT), Budget & Program Analyst (PT), Clean Community Coordinator (PT), Specialty Instructor (WAR), Gymnastics Assistant (WAR), Park Aide (WAR) and Recreation Aide (WAR)

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Show me the money!  Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.

Grant Gopher Database Search Tip!

Are you looking for grants to support projects in the classroom? You'll find those types of grants in our "Education" category. This category is for all grants related to in-school K-12 and higher education programs.

• Select your state and county • Select the Education program area • Use the keyword classroom

These types of grants are usually offered via a bi-annual or annual grant cycle so you might not see something available for you now, but keep checking in. Pro users receive an email alert when new grants matching their saved searches are added or updated. Not only that, but they're often notified well in advance of the cycle being open (as soon as we have the dates confirmed), which really helps with the grant planning process. Happy searching! Go to: Grant Gopher

Scholarships for Youth - The Patient Advocate Foundation offers scholarships for youth (age 25 and under) suffering from a life threatening or chronic condition. Deadline to apply is in the fall. To learn more, click here.

Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns  Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment....Deadline: Rolling

Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.

Grants.gov: This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open

Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.

Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!