Over time, the learning landscape has evolved in many positive ways. First, we are fortunate to benefit from a growing number of community partners and consultants that are offering learning opportunities for our sector. Second, the pandemic has taught us that relevant and innovative content can originate from anywhere and supportive networks are not limited by proximity. In the coming months, we plan to conduct research and hold listening sessions to explore future learning possibilities.
While some things are changing, you will still be able to count on us for several signature programs listed below.
Volunteer Management Training – We remain committed to a robust culture of civic engagement in our region, and we will continue to foster this, in part, through the continuation of training programs that help prepare organizations for successful volunteer engagement.
Issue-Based Learning Events – The Foundation will continue to host, co-host or support community events that further our education and awareness about issues affecting our quality of life in the Richmond region. These events will feature experts in the field, provide insights through trend and data analysis, and encourage action-oriented dialogue and activities.
Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program (ENLP) – Following graduation for the current cohort in June, the program will be on hiatus for one year as we review and update curriculum to account for new challenges and opportunities for rising stars in the sector. The program will resume in 2023. The ENLP Alumni network and related programming will continue without interruption. Learn more about ENLP.
Coalition Development – From time to time, the Foundation convenes nonprofit leaders facing a common challenge or working in a shared area of interest. The goal is to provide space and support for open dialogue, problem solving, and innovation towards best practices that will uplift residents of our community.
The following learning opportunities will remain on pause:
Nonprofit Fundamentals Classes– These types of sessions will not be offered in the near term.
The Community Foundation will continue to be a source of funding opportunities, guided either by the interests of our donors or the criteria set for each of our grant programs. We also remain committed to serving as ambassadors for the great work that is happening throughout our region, and we encourage you to stay in touch so that we know how your efforts fit into the bigger picture.