Nonprofit Listening Session Recordings and Resources

In March 2020, when then COVID-19 Pandemic stuck, our in-person Third Thursday events transitioned into Nonprofit Listening Sessions. Here you can find the most recent recordings of the listenings sessions along with any resources applicable to those calls. Sessions are held the third Thursday each month, at 9 am via Zoom. For information on upcoming listening sessions, please visit the CFNRV’s event page here.

January 20, 2022 – Branding your Organization with Bruce Bryan of 5Points Creative

November 2021 – Investing with Mike Snow of Atlantic Union Bank and Scott Arnett of First Bank and Trust.

October 2021– Jill Williams with Wide Angle Strategies and Jessica Wirgau with the CFNRV present on Facilitating a Hard Conversation

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

August 19, 2021 – Unite Us Platform Launch in the NRV – Laura Thompson, Community Engagement Manager with Unite VirginiaPowerPower

July 15, 2021 – 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.

June 17, 2021 – GiveLocalNRV with the CFNRV, Jilly Colby representing Montgomery Museum, Emily Gruver with The June Bug Center & Carolyn Reilly with Springhouse School.

May 20, 2021 – Grant Writing with Jessica Wirgau of The Community Foundation of the New River Valley.

April 15, 2021 –  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Blane Harding, the Director of Diversity Engagement and Officer for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech.

March 18, 2021 – Self-Care Panel Session with Jamie Reygle of InStill Mindfullness, Nicole and Keala with InBalance Yoga, and Rebecca Moore or NRVCS.

February 18, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine update by Dr. Pamela Ray with the New River Valley Health District and Eric Chapman, Attorney with CownPerryPC.

January 21, 2021 – Dawn Nulty, Senior Community Manager with MightyCause speaking on 2021 Fundraising strategies.

November 19, 2020 – Bill Gilmer, President of Wordprint speaking on year-end giving appeals, and trends to have a successful fundraising campaign.

October 15, 2020 – Jeff  Dinger  with  Giles  FOCUS,  Tina  King,  Executive  Director  of  NRV  Agency  on  Aging,  Kim  Thomason,  Western  Regional  Manager  for  Child  Care  Aware  and  Dr.  Robin  Lemaire,  Associate  Professor,  Virginia  Tech  Center  for  Public  Administration  and Policy  on  engagement  and  collaboration  in  a virtual  setting.

September 17, 2020 – Laureen Blakemore of the YMCA at VT, Karen Jones of Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, and Linda Jilk of Literacy Volunteers of the NRV speak on recruiting and retaining volunteers during COVID.

August 20, 2020 – Ruth Waalkes and Rachael Carberry of the Moss Arts Center discuss engaging donors and patrons remotely

June 18, 2020 – Eric Chapman, Attorney with CowanPerryPC, speaking on safely reopening your workplace and the new Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

May 21, 2020 – Rebecca Moore, Integrative Health Liaison and Trauma-Informed Trainer, NRV Community Services on Mental and Emotional Health During COVID-19

May 7, 2020 – Sarah Milston, CEO of The Spark Mill on Messaging and Fundraising Considerations for Nonprofits

April 16, 2020 – Bill Flattery, CEO of Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Rebecca Richardson, Director of Project Development with Virginia Community Capital