You may have noticed some new and exciting changes in the profiles of local nonprofits on ConnectVA! This fall, we’ve been working diligently to combine the best of two well-known and well-utilized resources – ConnectVA and GiveRichmond – into one location with the ConnectVA Nonprofit Directory!
The Nonprofit Directory allows organizations to provide a high-level overview of their organization, or they can go one step further to showcase detailed financial data, organizational leadership and key programs with an enhanced profile.
Visitors to the site can access other popular features of ConnectVA including current job postings, upcoming events and listings for items needed or available. This change is part of the Community Foundation’s ongoing effort to create efficiencies, promote transparency and build connections that help advance the important work of the region’s nonprofit sector.
When you search the Nonprofit Directory, you will find both standard and enhanced profiles from local organizations, including nonprofits and government entities across the state. A standard profile includes an overview of the organization, including a general description, contact information, mission, classification, location and key programs. You can also see if an organization has posted jobs, events, items needed or available, and more.
An enhanced profile is like a GiveRichmond portrait and includes more detailed information in categories such as Leadership, Financials and Programs. The organization can also include pictures and videos associated with their mission. As with the standard profile, organizations with enhanced profiles may also post jobs, events, items needed or available and announcements by the organization, which is viewable in the profile.
All organizations who had live GiveRichmond portraits, had their data transferred and automatically have an enhanced profile on ConnectVA. Eligibility requirements for an enhanced profile are 1) the organization must be a 501(c)(3) that is required to file a Form 990 by the IRS and 2) located in or provide significant support to, the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond’s service area. This includes our affiliate service area covering specific counties in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.
Here are some highlights from the new enhanced profiles:
Organizations with an enhanced profile have the option of displaying a “donate” button, which takes someone to their online giving platform and a “volunteer” button which takes someone to their HandsOn Greater Richmond page, where they can sign up for volunteer opportunities! They can also add pictures to their profile.
Watch videos about an organization directly from their profile in the Overview tab.
You can also view a snapshot of the organization’s “History and Background”, “Leadership” and “Programs” in the Overview tab.
In the Financials Tab you can view an organization’s Current Fiscal Year Projected Revenue and Expenses, as well as “Financial Summary” charts.
In the Financials Tab you can also view/download recent financial documents, like Form 990(s), Audit Documents, IRS Tax Exemption Documents and Solicitation Permits. You can also view a chart of detailed financials for the past several years.
In the Leadership tab you can view the organization’s Leadership Team, including Executive Director, board Chair, Board Treasurer and Board Members. Below that you can view a pie chart of Board Demographics for ethnicity and gender.
Going down further in the Leadership tab you can view staff and volunteer information for the organization, as well as descriptions of the organization’s collaborations and awards and recognitions.
On this tab, you can view the main programs for the organization. If you click into the tab you can see further details of the address, population served, classification, and success stories. These programs can be found in our “Program Directory”, where you can search for programs in the area based on relevant categories.
Other Tabs – Jobs, Events, Items etc.
As with standard profiles, you can view the organization’s most recently posted jobs, events and items needed or available here!
We hope you find the Nonprofit Directory useful and thank you for your patience as nonprofits update their profiles.