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August 2018

$65.00 – $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Racial Justice as Trauma Informed Advocacy

August 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This training will examine how institutional and systemic racism create disparities in experiences between survivors of color and survivors who are white (including disparities in access to resources and support following trauma exposure), why a racial justice lens is integral to trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and specific examples of how the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has integrated a racial justice lens into aspects of its work.

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September 2018

$65.00 – $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Legal Advocacy

September 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This training explores how to provide effective legal advocacy with an enhanced understanding of available civil/criminal legal system remedies, the unique needs of underserved survivors, and nuances related to the Virginia Code, Protective Orders, and Victim’s Rights. This training requires participants to have a basic understanding of sexual and domestic violence.

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$130.00 – $210.00

Advocacy 101: The Basics

September 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - September 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Over 2 days, this training will explore trauma-informed advocacy as the framework for providing sexual and domestic violence services in a culturally-responsive manner. We will address fundamental issues such as sexual and domestic violence within the context of rape/victim blaming culture, what it means to be culturally-responsive, practice basic crisis intervention skills, highlight prevention strategies, and more. This training is an interactive, creative space and is designed for new advocates or seasoned advocates who want a refresher and to stay…

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$60

Spark Studio: Fundraising Basics Class

September 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fundraising doesn’t have to be a scary word! This workshop is geared toward people who have passion for their mission but aren’t sure how to raise money. We will provide a basic overview of fundraising–it will be fast paced. You’ll leave the training well on your way to becoming a lean, mean, money raising machine. Come learn about: -Infusing a Culture Of Philanthropy into your organization -An overview of fundraising and philanthropy in the USA -Best practices for individual giving–from…

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$65.00 – $105.00

Principles of Primary Prevention

September 18, 2018 @ 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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$65.00 – $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Reproductive and Sexual Coercion

September 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this training participants will increase their understanding of reproductive health and sexuality, sexual coercion screening and program best practices, and how to implement successful partnerships with key healthcare providers in their locality.

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October 2018

$65.00 – $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Racial Justice as Trauma Informed Advocacy

October 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This training will examine how institutional and systemic racism create disparities in experiences between survivors of color and survivors who are white (including disparities in access to resources and support following trauma exposure), why a racial justice lens is integral to trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and specific examples of how the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has integrated a racial justice lens into aspects of its work.

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$129

2018 Women Who Mean Business

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Women Who Mean Business (WWMB) Summit is an all-day professional development and networking conference designed for successful women entrepreneurs, executives and professionals eager to take their careers to the next level. Bringing together women from various backgrounds, career paths, geographical regions and ethnic groups, our purpose is to empower our attendees by creating a community dedicated to helping one another build and enhance amazing careers. The conference features focused training sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations from experienced womenbusinesssummit.com

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$65.00 – $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Working with Survivors who are Immigrants

October 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - October 24, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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$60

Spark Studio: We Need A Plan! Strategic Planning Class

November 14, 2018 @ 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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Craft + Design 2018

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Now in its 54th year, Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary craft. Shoppers spend the weekend browsing the work of over 150 artists from across the country. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber. The event will take place November 16-18, 2018 at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed.

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$1

RVA Women of Color in Leadership Forum

November 30, 2018 @ 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

$60

Spark Studio: Building a Board that Thrives Class

January 9 @ 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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Free

WRIR Hosts: Women In Audio workshop & open house

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE workshop! Women are rocking at WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio! Come and meet WRIR’s volunteers who are station audio engineers, show hosts and producers, board operators and technicians. You’ll rotate through hands-on workshops covering journalism, video, audio editing, field recording, live sound engineering. When: Saturday, January 26th, 10 am – 3:00 pm Where: WRIR-LP 97.3 FM, 1621 B West Broad Street, upstairs. Richmond, VA 23220 Who: Women, non-conforming folks About WRIR FM: WRIR LP 97.3 FM, a nonprofit, listener-supported radio…

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February 2019

$12 – $15

WRIR 97.3 fm, Richmond Independent Radio, 14th Anniversary Party

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio is turning 14 and we’re throwing our biggest party of the year to celebrate! We’ve got a stellar cross-section of Richmond’s diverse music community celebrating with us including performances by: Unmaker A Hip-Hop Showcase curated by Black Liquid Dorthia Cottrell (of Windhand) Trapcry Alfred. Minor Poet Rebekah Rafferty and The Wakes The Vulgar Bulgars Sweet Potatoes Music An RVA All-Star Comedy Showcase hosted by Jameson Babbowski and featuring James Isaiah Munoz, Jesse Jarvis, Kate…

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March 2019

$90

VSAE March Seminar Series with Lunch

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 1:15 pm

Discover how to use the design thinking process to approach problem-solving and encourage innovation. “Shifting from Informal to Intentional: Pathways to Innovation,” presented by Carol Hamilton of Grace Social Sector Consulting, LLC, is a seminar that will show you that by focusing on empathy and iteration, you can create solutions that are grounded in the experience of your stakeholders and informed by their feedback. This helps protect your organization from costly program development that ultimately has no audience. The luncheon…

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$60

Spark Studio: Adding Staff to Your Organization Class

March 13 @ 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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Free

RVA Career Expo

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Richmond’s Premier Professional Job Fair. FULL TIME JOBS – PART TIME JOBS – INTERNSHIPS. FREE for All Job Seekers

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$89

ALL IN – VAIA Fundraiser

March 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

here’s great power in learning from others. We’re bringing together leaders from the business community who have faced these challenges. In their own way, they’ve each experienced notable success. Bill Foster, President & CEO – Village Bank David Gallagher, CEO – Dominion Payroll Tracey McClung, ABR, Principal Broker/Partner – Village Concepts Realty Group By taking part in this event, we’re sure that you will not only gain valuable insights and proven solutions, but grow your professional network as well.

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April 2019

$50

VSAE Seminar Series with Breakfast

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while learning about the “Foundation of Diversity & Inclusion,” presented by Charm Bullard, Director of Programs at Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Then take a deeper dive into why organizations should be committed to diversity and inclusion, in Bullard’s seminar “Unconscious Bias – Making the Unconscious Conscious.” Take advantage of this opportunity to self-reflect on your own foundation of diversity and inclusion, explore ways that all employees benefit from an inclusive workplace, and learn approaches organizations…

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2019 Illumination Gala

April 13 @ 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

$245 – $275

VSAE 2019 Annual Conference

May 5 - May 7

VSAE’s Annual Conference is Virginia’s premier educational conference for association professionals. The theme for this year’s conference is, “People, Process & Performance.” It is scheduled for Sunday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 7, and will be hosted by The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA . The conference attracts nearly 200 attendees from all over the Commonwealth. In addition to association executives, the conference draws meeting planners, hoteliers, and other suppliers to the association management industry. This year’s opening…

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$60

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

May 8 @ 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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August 2019

Free

Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking

August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Can’t make it to this year’s Toastmasters International Convention in Denver? Well then let the 2019 International World championship Speech Contest come to you. St Michael Toastmasters club is hosting a viewing party. Complete with a live streaming on demand view of the contest on the big screen in the parish hall. Come on out for some fun and fellowship with other local toastmasters as well as be be inspired by hearing and cheering on some of the world’s best…

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$50

Fill A Bag!

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s back! THE shopping experience for bargain hunters, vintage sourcers, thrifters, and clothing repurposers! Our wildly popular fill a bag event returns just in time for back to school! Buy a 16×20 shopping bag for $50 and FILL it with new and gently used womens clothing, shoes, and accessories while enjoying smooth jazz and light refreshments! Unable to shop during the event? We have the option to donate a bag for $25 as well. Choose the donate a bag ticket…

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September 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget Class

September 11 @ 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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$5

Friends and Family Day : Traditional Classes

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

3rd Saturday is Friends and Family Day With Culture4MyKids. Every 3rd Saturday, we are doing something collective to celebrate arts, culture, and education. We are kicking this Family and Friends day celebration off with a dance class taught by our Sister Olaniyi Ibiyinka. More details to come. Stay tuned for our traditional class schedule for the remainder of this year. Donation price: $5.

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$150

Band Together

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

SET SAIL FOR “THE GREATEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE” – Thanks to generous support from the band Three Sheets to the Wind – America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock — we’re launching our biggest fundraiser of the year. Your ticket is more than a fun night, it’s an effort to help children in crisis all year long who need a home, a specialized school, and therapeutic resources at Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. This is a participatory experience, so…

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