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October 2018

$65.00 – $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Working with Survivors who are Immigrants

October 23 @ 9:30 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm

A full two-day training that explores the diverse and unique needs of survivors who are immigrants including VAWA immigration remedies, language and cultural differences, community outreach, and agency capacity building to serve survivors from immigrant communities. This training offers advocates an opportunity to build on their assets to better serve immigrant survivors while paying attention to the very real barriers experienced by these survivors.

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November 2018

BHC’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Challenge

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

If you’re a fan of festive craft beer, delightful desserts turned into architectural masterpieces and a jolly good time for the whole family, ‘yule’ love this event! Tickets are on sale now. The second annual Gingerbread House Challenge dares local businesses, nonprofits and student groups to form teams and display their holiday spirit and creativity by constructing a gingerbread house centered around the 2018 theme: “Holiday Movies.” Space for 30 teams only! Enter by October 5th. Thanks to the goodwill…

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$65.00 – $105.00

Principles of Primary Prevention

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Primary prevention programs are focused on reducing or eliminating the first-time perpetration of sexual violence and intimate partner violence SV/IPV. This means figuring out what factors make some people more at-risk to perpetrate SV/IPV, and changing or interrupting those factors. This training delves into the key concepts underlying this innovative work, highlights promising practices from the field, and includes an overview of Virginia’s Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence used by sexual and domestic…

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Spark Studio: We Need A Plan! Strategic Planning Class

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

What’s the buzz about Strategic Planning? We’re going to be talking about the role that strategic planning plays in a nonprofit organization and why it is essential to your future. Come learn about: The role strategic planning plays in a nonprofit organization and why it is important The how tos – who leads and manages the process, who should be involved and how to engage them The trifecta of strategic planning magic – the gathering of data, group processing and…

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RVA Women of Color in Leadership Forum

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In an effort to empower and connect collegiate students and professionals of color from an array of disciplines, C. Brown Career Coaching launched the RVA Women of Color in Leadership Forum. In 2017, women of color from across the region came together for an honest discussion on finding your voice as a woman of color, the importance of mentorship, and advancing your leadership. Conscious leadership balances individual self-interest with the global common good. It is guided by vision and driven…

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January 2019


Spark Studio: Building a Board that Thrives Class

January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Board of Directors is the heartbeat of the organization–in order for an organization to do its very best work, the board must be thriving and healthy. We know this is easier said than done. Join us to learn how to support your board in becoming high functioning and productive. Come learn about: -The roles and responsibilities of the board -Tools for effective board meetings and decision making -How to build a board with the right talent, varied experiences, and…

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March 2019


Spark Studio: Adding Staff to Your Organization Class

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Paid staff is one great way to expand capacity–but no one talks about how much work it is to add staff on the front end. Get it right from the beginning so your organization can do more good work. Come learn about: -How to know when it’s time to hire and how to make sure you are hiring for the right position -Hiring, on-boarding, and general management best practices -Performance issues and firing Spark Studio is a collaboration with The…

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April 2019

2019 Illumination Gala

April 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join the Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Virginia for our annual black tie gala in the Museum’s landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center. Your support of the Illumination Gala provides more than just an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Your support will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year. The Museum has been a beloved…

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May 2019


Spark Studio: Engage Your Community– Best Practices for Co-Leadership in Your Community Work Class

May 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our work is always most successful when it centers the communities we are working within. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with a community to address issues that impact the well-being of those groups. This workshop will highlight key aspects of robust community engagement. Come learn about: -The community engagement spectrum with a focus on the equity model -Best practices for co-leadership with community transformations -The value of co-leadership in your work Spark Studio is a collaboration with…

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September 2019


Spark Studio: Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget Class

September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

So you don’t have money to hire a graphic designer and you don’t even know what a style sheet is or how to get started? This course is designed for nonprofits who need to make the most out of donated services and have little to no budget for marketing. Come learn about: -Brand strategy and audience definition and basics of marketing -Tips, tools, and tricks to edit your own images and videos -The basics of social media as a marketing…

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