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Third Thursday Society

Third Thursday Society

The Third Thursday Society is a monthly networking and educational opportunity for nonprofit staff and board members sponsored by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley. The 2015 Third Thursday Society program is made possible with generous support from Lucie Monroe's Coffee Company, National Bank, and Union Bank & Trust.

Sessions are held on the third Thursday of the month at Lucie Monroe's Coffee Company at 1600 Roanoke Street in Christiansburg. Networking begins at 7:30am with the program at 8am. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Sessions

May 18, 2017 - Help Us Identify Upcoming Topics

We need your help! We'll use this session to reflect on past topics and formats and brainstorm upcoming sessions for 2017. Register here.

Previous Sessions

Third Thursday Society

Jackie Harder leads a session on storytelling

April 20, 2017 - Taking Full Advantage of Your Click & Pledge Account

Organizations that sign up to be a part of GiveBigNRV get access to ALL of the tools Click & Pledge offers. Chris McAdams and Matt Sutherland of Click & Pledge walked through how to use these tools to raise money for your mission.

March 16, 2017: Tell Your Story with Simple, Online Video Tools

Delie Wilkens walked participants through how to use simple, low cost online tools like biteable and animoto to make videos for their organizations.

February 16, 2017 - The Hunt for Nonprofit Space

This interactive session invited participants to share their adventures in finding office and program space, to discuss ideal features, and to explore opportunities for co-location and collaboration.

December 15, 2016 - Closing Out 2016: Share Your Stories and Hopes for 2017

We closed out 2016 with an informal chance to share each organization's successes from 2016, challenges, andgoals for 2017.

November 17, 2016 - Harnessing the Power of Student Volunteers

Catherine Cotrupi of VT Engage and Dr. Erin Webster-Garrett of the Radford University Scholar-Citizen Initiative provided resources for working with university students via volunteer opoortunities, service learning projects, and student organizations.

October 20, 2016 - Supporting Documents for Grant Applications

Many granting agencies, including the Community Foundation, require supporting documents to be included with applications such as an operating budget, financial statement, or 501c3 letter. This sessionprovided an overview of  required documents for the grant review process. Access the powerpoint slides here.

September 15, 2016 - The Power of Storytelling with Jackie Harder, Communications and Multimedia Specialist for Community Housing Partners. Access the powerpoint slides here.

To RSVP for an upcoming session, click on the provided link, call 381-8999 or email