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August 2018

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support group for women affected by sexual assault

August 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

James House offers support groups for women impacted by sexual assault. These cost-free, confidential groups are held throughout the year. Registration is required. For more information or to set up an intake appointment, please call 458-2704. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English and Spanish.…

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Free

Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen

August 25 @ 10:00 am - November 25 @ 5:00 pm

The work of groundbreaking, multidisciplinary artist Howardena Pindell opens this August in VMFA’s Evans Court and 21st-Century Galleries. For nearly five decades, Howardena Pindell has explored the intersection of art and activism. This exhibition looks at the arc of this artist’s career through the presentation of early and recent paintings, video art, as well as works on paper that celebrate her singular vision and its imprint on contemporary art since the 1960s.

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November 2018

$60

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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Free

Goodwill Works Tour

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on a Goodwill Works Tour! See first-hand how Goodwill empowers individuals through employment and produces economic impact in the Greater Richmond region. The one-hour Goodwill Works tour is the most tangible way to learn how Goodwill refurbishes, recycles or resells everything from electronics to clothing and medical equipment – keeping nearly 40 million pounds from entering local landfills annually. On the tour, you will hear from Goodwill leaders about how our work is transforming lives through the power…

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FREE

Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law A FREE VSCPA Workshop

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is hosting a FREE workshop- Before You File: Everything You Need to Know about the New Tax Law on Monday, Nov. 19 from 10 – 12:00 p.m. at the CPA Center at 4309 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. The workshop will include a general overview of the new tax law and cover the following topics: • Itemized deductions • Homeownership • Charitable Giving • Gift and Estate Taxation • Education and Children •…

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$5 – $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we illuminate Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on more than half-a-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance and featuring this year’s theme. Then enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more. Pre-Purchased Tickets can check in…

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Free

Volunteer Orientation

November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Training for new volunteers.

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CASA Conversations (Volunteer Information Session)

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Could you be the voice of a child? Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates is currently in need of volunteers to serve children in our community. You could make a difference in a child’s life. CASAs are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. Please…

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Free

RVA Scratch Ed Meetup

November 28 @ 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm

What’s a Scratch Educator Meetup? Scratch: a free tool (http://www.scratch.mit.edu/) for exploring computational creativity by programming interactive media (like stories, games, animations, and simulations) and sharing those creations with others online, used by millions of people all around the world. Scratch Educator: a teacher who wants to support computational creativity in the classroom and beyond, helping learners—from elementary school to high school, across curricular areas and settings—imagine, program, and share with Scratch Scratch Educator Meetup: a gathering of Scratch Educators…

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December 2018

free

Support Group for Women who have Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

December 11, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - January 29, 2019 @ 2:15 pm

James House is offering a free support group for women impacted by childhood sexual abuse. This cost-free, confidential group will be held from 1:15 – 2:15 pm Tuesday afternoons beginning December 11, 18 and running through January 29, 2019. Registration is required. For more information or to set up an intake appointment, please call Jane at (804) 458-2704. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking…

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January 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

January 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable, founded in 2018, is dedicated to the study, preservation, and discussion of the people and events that were part of the War Between the States (1861-1865). The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park…

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$60

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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February 2019

Generation Dream 2019

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Talented young performers–musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists–honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and speak out for peace, nonviolence and social justice.

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Fund Development Institute

February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for an intensive “redesigned” week-long program where the focus is on the “Art and Science of Fundraising” and structured around the work that fundraisers do. The format of the week will follow the fundraising cycle and incorporate fundamentals, practical application, the ways of giving and dedicated, facilitated work time each day.

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Annual Fund

February 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

A well-run annual giving program not only provides critical funds to operate nonprofit organizations but also serves as the platform for major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, and endowments. Yet many organizations operate the annual fund primarily through mailings and special events that only scratch at the surface of fundraising potential. This course will focus on: ?Identifying your annual fund strategies and identifying the techniques for success ?Defining and communicating the annual fund case the fundraisers best friend ?Building your…

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Corporate & Foundation Funding/Grants

February 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This session will explore the steps necessary to ensure your agency is “grant ready” and will offer a broad over view of the grants processes that link directly to the fundraising cycle.

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$1400

Accepting Applications for HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program

February 7, 2019

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University is currently accepting applications for its HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program. HIGHER Ground is a five-month leadership development experience for current and emerging women leaders who are committed to investing in themselves and their organizations. HIGHER Ground is designed to benefit women at all career levels in public, private, nonprofit and entrepreneurial positions. This highly rated leadership development experience offers opportunities for personal and professional growth through experiential learning,…

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Capital Campaigns

February 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

The most important part of capital campaigns is the preparation and planning stage. Students will learn about the different stages of a capital campaign and what resources are needed for success. Topics will include all aspects and systems supporting campaigns: staffing and preparing the organization; leadership structures and managing volunteers; research; office systems and reporting; strategic communications and cultivation; managing all levels of requests, gifts, pledges; stewardship; audit support; recognition; celebration and evaluation; and more.

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Free

Generation Dream 2019

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Talented young performers–musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists–honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and speak out for peace, nonviolence and social justice.

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March 2019

$60

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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Grant Writing Institute…It’s A Team Sport

April 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Much has changed since we introduced our Grant Writing & Management Institute in 2012. We’ve seen advances in technology, joint program funding, sustainability, the collaborative process, capacity building, and more! And now our award-winning program has been redesigned with all this in mind. Grant Writing has turned into a true “team sport.” If a program is designed collaboratively, with the grant writer included on the team, a more powerful proposal can be written to help you obtain funding. Investing in…

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May 2019

$60

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

$60

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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