ConnectVA Launches

 

ConnectVA unifies and redesigns ConnectRichmond and ConnectSouthside, building on the successful legacy of the Connect system, built specifically for our community. The new website offers the same useful services you value - jobs, events, items, and message boards - with enhancements that make using ConnectVA easier than ever before. New, improved features better connect you to other users, organizations and businesses as well as nonprofit resources and information across Central Virginia. 

ConnectVA continues as a nonprofit and civic hub that provides information-sharing tools and resources to empower individuals, advance organizations, and strengthen community - learn more.

All current and new Connect users need to register on the new ConnectVA website and create new organization profiles. There will be no user data migration from the current websites to the new website. This process will allow you to start fresh on the new system - customizing your profile and familiarizing yourself with the new website while avoiding any duplication. Please visit our Help page for more information on this or Contact Us with specific questions.

Job Finder:

Beginning January 23, 2013, ConnectVA implemented a $30 per job posting per month. Job postings expire after 30 days and can be renewed upon expiration. This nominal amount ($1 a day!) helps ConnectVA continue to provide the Job Finder and our other valuable services to nonprofit organizations like yours. We are the "go to" place for nonprofits jobs in the region and are committed to helping your organization find the professional expertise and talent needed.

Message Board (Email Groups):

We know that our email groups have become an indispensable means of communication for the Connect community. We also know that they could use improvement so that messages are easier to send, approve and read. That is why ConnectVA now features the new Message Board that's more visually appealing, easy-to-use and eliminates the need for a moderator! Learn more

 

Business Directory:

Nonprofits searching for businesses and consultants who provide services to nonprofits are now able to search the ConnectVA Business Directory. Businesses who provide services to nonprofits can register for a listing in the ConnectVA Business Directory. There are two levels of business listings, free basic and fee premium - learn more.

Transition Timeline

December 2012:

ConnectVA was launched.

January 2013:

a) On January 2, Jobs, Events and Items were disabled on ConnectRichmond & ConnectSouthside.

b) On January 23, ConnectVA started charging $30 per job posting per month. Job postings expire after 30 days and can be renewed upon expiration.

March 2013:

a) ConnectVA Newsletter, Weekly Update, was launched.

b) ConnectVA Blog was launched including our feature posts: Tip of the Week,  User Spotlight, and Tech Roundup.

April 2013:

a) The Business Directory went live on ConnectVA.

May 2013:

a) The Message Board went live on ConnectVA.

June 2013:

a)Email Groups for ConnectRichmond & ConnectSouthside were disabled on June 21st

July 2013:

a)ConnectRichmond and ConnectSouthside websites were turned off on July 1st.