2022 Listening Sessions & Workshops

Sept 2022

Conducting a Board Self-Assessment

CFNRV staff and board members share different approaches to peer-to-peer board self-assessments, including how our board engaged in this process.

September 2022 session recording

July 2022

Corporate Sponsorships

Learn more about how to engage with corporate sponsors, develop relationships with them, and offer them compelling sponsorship benefits.

July 2022 session recording

June 2022

GiveLocalNRV: What’s next?

Post event tips, grant winner announcements, and how you can continue connecting with supporters by utilizing the Mightycause platform.

June 2022 Mightycause webinar

June 2022

Celebrating Juneteenth

Learn about Juneteenth’s historical significance from our guest speakers from Calfee Community and Cultural Center and Christiansburg Institute.

June 2022 session recording

April 2022

Making the Most of GiveLocalNRV

Learn from nonprofit leaders as they share success stories, and provide tips to nonprofits planning for Giving Day.

April 2022 session recording

April 2022

GiveLocalNRV: Let’s Talk Strategy

Get the inside scoop on what makes a GiveLocalNRV campaign stand out, how to win grants, and engage donors.

April 2022 Mightycause webinar

March 2022

Getting started with GiveLocalNRV

Get acclimated to the Mightycause platform, set up your profile, and learn the basics of the Giving Day.

March 2022 Mightycause webinar

February 2022

Conversation with the CF

Join us to hear 2021 highlights, to get a preview of our work for 2022, and learn more about our First Steps initiative.

February 2022 session recording

January 2022

Branding 101

Learn about strategies to change or update your brand from guest expert Bruce Bryan, the founder of 5Points Creative.

January 2022 session recording

2021 Listening Sessions & Workshops

November 2021


with Mike Snow of Atlantic Union Bank and Scott Arnett of First Bank and Trust

November 2021 Session Recording

October 2021

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Jill Williams with Wide Angle Strategies and Jessica Wirgau with the CFNRV present.

Link to PowerPoint Presentation

October 2021 Session Recording

September 2021

Strategic Planning

September 16, 2021 – Chris Bennett with The Spark Mill on Strategic Planning.

Link to PowerPoint Presentation

September 2021 Session Recording

August 2021

Unite Us Platform

Learn about the Unite Us Platform Launch in the NRV from Laura Thompson, Community Engagement Manager with Unite Virginia. Link to PowerPoint Presentation

August 2021 Session Recording

July 2021

Succession Planning

Succession Planning Panel Session with John McEnhill, Kim Fernandez, and Krystal Thompson with New River Community Action and Jean Haskell and Casey Jenkins with Montgomery Museum.

July 2021 Session Recording

June 2021

GiveLocalNRV panel

GiveLocalNRV with the CFNRV, Jilly Colby representing Montgomery Museum, Emily Gruver with The June Bug Center, and Carolyn Reilly with Springhouse School.

June 2021 Session Recording

May 2021

Grant Writing

Grant Writing with Jessica Wirgau of The Community Foundation of the New River Valley.

Link to PowerPoint Presentation

May 2021 Session Recording

April 2021

Cultural Humility

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Blane Harding, the Director of Diversity Engagement and Officer for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech.

Link to PowerPoint Presentation

April 2021 Session Recording

March 2021


Self-Care Panel Session with Jamie Reygle of InStill Mindfullness, Nicole and Keala with InBalance Yoga, and Rebecca Moore of NRVCS.

March 2021 Session Recording

February 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

Update by Dr. Pamela Ray with the New River Valley Health District and Eric Chapman, Attorney with CowanPerryPC.

February 2021 Session Recording

January 21, 2021

Fundraising Strategies during COVID-19

Dawn Nulty, Senior Community Manager with Mightycause discusses 2021 fundraising strategies.

January 2021 Session Recording