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YNPN RVA Event Recap: Nonprofits@Noon with Elizabeth Bass

Leadership. Service. Community. A commitment to those three themes has motivated Elizabeth Bass, Executive Director at Virginia Mentoring Partnership, throughout her nonprofit career and continues to drive her today. Elizabeth shared the challenges and opportunities she has experienced in her professional and personal life, along with some valuable advice, to a group of young nonprofit professionals at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on Sept. 12, as a part of a series called “Nonprofits@Noon.”

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Event Recap: Technology Trends for 2014

ConnectVA hosted another fantastic 501 Tech Club Clinic where Sarah Milston, of The Spark Mill, outlined what nonprofits must be doing, should be doing, and could be doing in 2014 with technology -- offering participants ready-made templates, guides, and resources for emerging trends and new strategies. Being strategic when planning what technology you will use and…

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Event Recap: Productivity & Collaboration Tools

Earlier this week, ConnectVA 501 Tech Club teamed up with C3 - Creative Change Center to provide an evening of technology focused on helping our participants become more productive and collaborative in 2014.  Kim Mahan of Maxx Potential and Shade Wilson of The Scalability Project provided some key insights into personal productivity and collaboration to…

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Event Recap: Online Fundraising & Donations

Earlier this week, Sarah Milston of The Spark Mill led this month's ConnectVA 501 Tech Club Clinic on Online Fundraising and Donations. Sarah focused primarily on practical steps that participants could employ to integrate social media and web tools into your fundraising strategy. She informed participants that there are three essential parts to online fundraising: Good…

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Event Recap: YNPN RVA Nonprofit Undercover @ VMFA

Yesterday YNPN RVA teamed up with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to host the next installment in the YNPN RVA Nonprofit Undercover series. Celeste Fetta and Darrian Mack with the VMFA led an exclusive and intimate tour through the galleries and highlighted three works of art. Celeste explained the history of each piece and…

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Event Recap and Tech Roundup: Online Giving Platforms

Yesterday ConnectVA, in collaboration with GiveRichmond/GiveSouthsideVA, Work It, Richmond and i.e.*, hosted Innovation in the Business of Philanthropy, sponsored by PlanG. The evening's powerful program showcased local innovation connecting more donors with more organizations in creative ways, explored trends in the business of philanthropy and celebrated the launch of innovative giving and microlending platforms right…

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Event Recap: Blogging with a Purpose

Yesterday Charleen McManus of InBound Central led this month?s ConnectVA 501 Tech Club Clinic on Blogging with a Purpose: Creating a Blog that Supports Your Nonprofit?s Mission. Charleen kicked off the clinic with powerful facts and figures demonstrating the benefits of blogging for increasing your website?s traffic and helping raise awareness, building credibility and engaging…

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ConnectVA Event Recap: Growing a Great Website

Yesterday Webbones? Stephanie Saccone and Susan Martin led our 501 Tech Club Clinic on Growing a Great Website: How to deliver effective, appealing content. Stephanie and Susan kicked off the clinic sharing one simple concept for website design: Don?t make your online visitors think.Websites should be easy to understand and navigate, user-friendly and intuitive at…

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