How to Start a Nonprofit in Virginia | Step-by-Step Guide


Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to start a nonprofit in Virginia. There are thousands of nonprofit organizations in Virginia, with focuses ranging from healthcare to education, arts, animal welfare, and beyond.

West Virginia VOAD Receives the Governor’s Service Award


VisionLink would like to congratulate the Member Agencies of the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) on receiving the Governor’s Service Award. The award honors WV VOAD’s dedication to service and acknowledges their commitment to volunteerism throughout West Virginia. The West Virginia VOAD connects various organizations enabling them to work together during disaster, providing response, relief, and recovery.


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Keeping the Rich History of Virginia Preserved and Secure

Tech Soup Blog

She was George Washington's mother, born in Lancaster County in Virginia's Northern Neck region. " The library contains thousands of published records, books, manuscripts, periodicals, and microfilms about the Northern Neck region of Virginia. Most Americans know the name George Washington … but do you know the name Mary Ball?

Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide -- RESTON, Virginia, Oct. 14, 2015 /PR Newswire UK/ --

AFP Blog

Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide -- RESTON, Virginia, Oct. 14, 2015 /PR Newswire UK/ -- : 'via Blog this

Computer Centers in West Virginia's Volunteer Fire Stations | PCWorld

AFP Blog

Computer Centers in West Virginia's Volunteer Fire Stations | PCWorld : "West Virginia is leading the nation in technology innovation. West Virginia has come up with the idea of providing computer access at volunteer fire and rescue departments and has received a Federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant to put its ideas into practice

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio

AFP Blog

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio : Seventeen West Virginia Office of Technology employees are working long hours in Louisiana lending an IT helping hand following what Hurricane Isaac left behind.

The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Virtual Auction Will Raise Money for Virginia Tech

AFP Blog

The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Virtual Auction Will Raise Money for Virginia Tech: "Virtual Auction Will Raise Money for Virginia TechRoss A. Perkins, an instructional technologist at Virginia Tech, has set up a silent auction in the virtual world Second Life to raise money for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund

Virginia Based Tech Company Works With Non Profit To Help People At Risk

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASEVirginia Based Tech Company Works With Non Profit To Help People At Risk: "Richmond, VA (OPENPRESS) April 13, 2007 -- Code 71, Inc. continued its commitment to using technology to help people at risk and alleviate poverty by donating time and talent during their attendance at the 2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). The NTC Day of Service provides an opportunity for conference

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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Heather Kopec , Director of Annual Giving, Virginia Tech. How Virginia Tech uses mobile messaging in their campaigns and the results. << Date: May 7, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Corey Blake , Digital Marketing Strategist, MobileCause. Leah Libolt , Senior Digital Marketing Strategist, MobileCause. With 96% of all Americans owning mobile devices, and 81% of U.S.

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Obama and canvassing technology

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I canvassed in Virginia for the last weekend through Election Day for Obama. With myself being Filipino American and my wife being Vietnamese American and our friend being Chinese American, between the three of us we could cover a decent-sized portion of the Asian diasporic population that has settled in Northern Virginia. Here is a pic of the precinct maps. I was and still am in the tank for Obama. And yes, I do plan to be at the Inauguration in DC in January.

Habitat NOVA Converts Volunteers to Donors with VolunteerHub’s Salesforce Integration

Volunteer Hub

Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is on a mission to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance to create better lives for themselves and their children through the purchase of their first home.

8 Nonprofit Lessons Learned from the 2014 FUSE Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Allie @ Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare. Thanks to a partnership with Salsa Labs , Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good was able to report live from the FUSE Conference on August 6-7 in Annandale, VA. Over 250 nonprofits were in attendance represented by staff mostly from the Millennial Generation who actively contributed to the conference hashtag: #FUSEcon2014.

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[Free Webinar] 10 Ways Personalization Can Increase Donor Engagement

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Presented by: Virginia Weinstein of StatusLIVE. Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Do you find yourself asking these questions: How to I optimize donor engagement? How do I keep my donors happy? How can I increase response rates? How to I retain my donors? The answer… personalization. Personalization is no longer the exception, donors expect it and it’s the foundation for a good fundraising strategy.

Join WVU for Integrated Marketing Degree Information Session - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


» Friday Feb 01 2008 Join WVU for Integrated Marketing Degree Information Session Friday, February 1, 2008 at 02:28PM | by James OMalley West Virginia Universitys integrated marketing communications program is holding an information reception for communications professionals in DC interested in an online graduate degree in integrated marketing. Who should attend: Professional communicators in DC Sponsor: IMC Program at West Virginia University Questions?:

Proud Father and Husband: Concert in Palo Alto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The accomplished pianist Virginia Fruchterman (who I happen to be married to) will be the main accompanist at the concert at St. Every once in a while, the Beneblog features something of personal importance to me. I'm very excited (and proud) about an exciting concert coming up soon in Palo Alto. My daughter, Kate Fruchterman , will be returning briefly to the area the evening of June 17th to give a concert.

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What I Learned About Life and Business by Biking Across the Country

Forum One

Over eight weeks in the summer of 2013, my son and I cycled 3,700 miles across the country, from San Francisco back home to Alexandria, Virginia. Over eight weeks in the summer of 2013, Forum One CEO Chris Wolz and his son cycled 3,700 miles across the country, from San Francisco back home to Alexandria, Virginia. The trip was something my son Alex had long been dreaming of and planning to do since graduating from high school.

Video Fridays #27 When Social Media Became News

NCE Social Media

The Arc of Northern Virginia is live tweeting their state’s budget hearings on funding for programs supporting people with intellectual disabilities. James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news — and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy. How have you used social media for your news source?

Josh, a new indie feature film set in Pakistan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night, Virginia and I were in a packed auditorium at Stanford watching a preview screening of a terrific new indie feature film, Josh. Virginia had heard of Indus World Music , his San Francisco company that is dedicated to Raaga music, both classical and popular. Josh ??? Against the Grain), the first feature film by director Iram Parveen Bilal, is set in modern-day Pakistan.

9 Lessons Learned from Hosting Virtual Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, watch the 2020 Raise the Region Gala from the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia: ?. By Matthew Burnell , F ounder of ClickBid , a mobile bidding provider for online auctions, virtual galas, and in-person events. Fundraising has not stopped during these uncertain times.

Apricot Chat: The Richmond Venture Forum

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot is a great fit for professional and business associations -- the Richmond Venture Forum is an association that acts as a social network to link the entrepreneurial community with venture capital to promote business growth and development in the central Virginia area.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Virginia Nonprofit Institute. Virginia Nonprofit Institute. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications.

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy


States participating in the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy are: California Hawaii Illinois New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma West Virginia VisionLink is proud to partner with the Complete College America and believe that “We all work better by working together”. VisionLink’s unique Strategic Advantage consulting department is proud to be supporting the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy (CCA).

50 State VOAD Community


Pleased to report that Ray, Rene, Joanne, and I are attending the annual conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) here in Norfolk, Virginia. This is the 20th annual conference, and befitting the theme, Mountains to Sea , VisionLink is proud to release its 50 State VOAD Community project.

Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Roughly once a year when I travel overseas, my wife Virginia puts up her hand and says “that’s the one!” An unexpected bonus of this trip was how often Virginia and I came across social enterprises in our travels. We came away with one of the most beautiful cookbooks I’ve ever seen, and I know Virginia and I will be trying to replicate some of the tastes we had in Makphet. I just spent almost three weeks in Thailand and Laos on a combined work and vacation trip.

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Real-world lessons in the painful consequences of outdated software

Nimble AMS

When in-person school was no longer possible, Fairfax County Public Schools, in Northern Virginia, launched virtual school for its 189,000 students. What associations can learn from a failed online learning launch.

Why Nonprofits Should Celebrate National Bike to Work Day


Here in Washington, DC where I regularly bike to work, there will be over 85 Bike to Work Day pit stops throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland where cyclists can get food and beverages, and even enter prize raffles Now that we’re well into spring season, it’s the perfect time to participate in National Bike to Work Week, with National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th!

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


The Village Network is a behavioral health organization helping youth and families in Ohio and West Virginia become healthy and have brighter futures. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected.

How to Run Facebook Fundraising Ads: 5 Simple Steps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

His analysis of digital media and politics has been published by The George Washington University, The Virginia Mercury, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, MediaShift, and from the University of Virginia. Brent Merritt is a digital strategy consultant at Metric Communications and blogger at The Caliper. His work is focused on nonprofits, advocacy, and public affairs. Digital fundraising professionals face a significant new challenge when it comes to fundraising on Facebook.

Reverse Engineering the Nissan Leaf's Range Display

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

However, my wife, Virginia, was not enthusiastic. Virginia and Jennifer would go in the Kleckner's Prius (which is a gas-electric hybrid with plenty of range) and the two Jim's would take the Leaf. Soon, we passed by my house, where Virginia and Jennifer were still sitting in the Prius, waiting for us to show (they had gone faster because of their lack of range anxiety). Geeks are textbook early adopters.

The Voter Information Project

Forum One

It's election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- the state in which most Forum One staff call home. Many will turn to the internet for the answer and will find themselves at this polling place form on the Virginia State Board of Elections voter information web site. The Virginia Voter Information Tool is a example of how good these tools can be once voter data is standardized and shared. And if you live in Virginia, vote today!

The Voter Information Project

Forum One

It's election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- the state in which most Forum One staff call home. Today we'll elect a governor, a lieutenant governor, attorney general, and 100 house delegates. Thousands of people woke up this morning seeking answers to these three questions: Tags: Influence Tools & Software

University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site

AFP Blog

University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site : University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site February 6, 2012 — The University of Virginia Office of Development and Public Affairs has launched a new website designed to support University faculty researchers and development administrators motivated to seek funding from independent philanthropic foundations and select corporations

Tamil Nadu Temples

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Virginia and Kate, my wife and daughter, volunteered to come along with me on my one-week trip to South India. Virginia and Kate both received a live blessing from a real elephant in the temple. So, I extended it to two weeks and added a trip to Madurai as part of that. After visiting Aravind Eye Hospital and Aurolab, we started on our vacation time. South India is famous for its temples.

When props don’t cut it – advocating for your virtual volunteer roles

Twenty Hats

One of my Northern Virginia colleagues, who works a very local organization – a homeless shelter – reported that she has a virtual volunteer from California. Or, why it’s better to invest in what you need than improvise with props.

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Humans@Work: How to Successfully Tackle HR Challenges

Top Nonprofits

JER HR Group has produced a delightful and informative curated paper tackling some of the most important—and challenging—HR issues facing leaders and HR executives today. David Moff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, writes on how to best build trust between the HR team and employees in Jumping the HR Trust Barrier.

Training Industry Selected Gyrus Systems as a 2018 Gamification Watch List Company


The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Gyrus Systems , a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendor, announced today it has been selected as a 2018 Gamification Watch List company by Training The companies selected for the Top 20 Gamification List lead the way in engaging learners through innovative techniques, virtual reality, augmented reality, virtual worlds and simulations,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc.

TEDxNASA attendees rave over Nine Shift

Nine Shift

More than 1,500 people at the TEDxNASA conference in Newport News, Virginia raved over the Nine Shift presentation. . "A A terrific speech," said Eileen Spillane, Speakers Bureau Manager for NASA, the event's sponsor. "We We were honored to have you participate in TEDxNASA," she noted. . Addressing the conference theme, 'What Matters Next,' Draves said what matters next is that this is the decade when we create the new social infrastructure for society for the 21st century.

Training Industry Inc’s 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal/ LMS Features Gyrus Systems LMS


The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond, VA · September 24, 2018. Gyrus Systems , a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendor, announced today it has been selected as a 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal Company by Training The 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS companies are the leaders in the learning technologies market,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc.

Case Study: New Website for Revitalized Small Business Association

Wild Apricot

Here, interim director Welthy Soni-Myers gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Virginia Microenterprise Network, where she's working on a new website.( As a slew of marketing studies remind us, most people make the Internet their first stop when they're looking for information. Getting online is no longer a "frill" for nonprofits, but a necessity — especially in a tough economy — and epecially for a small organization on a tight budget.

Turning Fundraising into a Game: Groupon, Zynga and Care2 do it, Why Don’t You?


Here are a few ways nonprofits are rewarding their fundraisers: Virginia Beach Bike MS – Bike shop gift certificates, VIP parking, a 30-minute massage and an invitation to their awards dinner await participants who raise over $4,000. Looking for additional resources like this? Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events Newsletter and get a monthly dose of quality content.

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Outstanding Volunteer Scout

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He pulled together volunteers from his community, involved the local public library in Chantilly, Virginia, and scanned and proofread 24 books. Our volunteers are essential to accomplishing Benetech's mission. From time to time, I like to highlight the contributions of particular volunteers. Today, I'd like to honor Matthew Devcich, a high school student and aspiring Eagle Scout, who chose to focus his major Scout project on

NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

But personal feelings aside, on Friday, the first FAA-approved drone deliveries were made—in this case, transporting packages of medical supplies to an annual health fair in Wise County, Virginia, which is in the middle of Appalachian coal country." 'via NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly : "NPQ has written previously about nonprofits that are experimenting with the use of drones.