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 listening sessions along with any resources applicable to those calls. For information on upcoming events, please visit the CFNRV’s event page here.

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

April 2, 2020: The CFNRV’s first nonprofit listening session shared COVID-19 resources and engaged participants in discussion about the pandemic’s impact on their nonprofit work.

Pre-2020 Presentations

Monitoring and Evaluation

This session focused on nonprofit monitoring and evaluation, including logic models, key performance indicators, and good data management. It covered how measuring nonprofits’ programs and goals help nonprofits stay on their mission track without being overburdening.

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Grant Writing 101

This workshop covered how to research grant opportunities, what your organization must have in place before writing a grant, the primary components of a grant proposal, and how to communicate with prospective funders.

Grant Writing Presentation

Charitable Giving Under the New Tax Law

Some tips to help organizations and donors maximize the impact of charitable contributions while complying with the new tax laws.

Charitable Giving Presentation

Creating a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy for your Nonprofit Organization

This workshop covered how to create a comprehensive nonprofit marketing strategy for your organization and the cost-effective use of digital marketing to support your fundraising goals.

Strategic Marketing Presentation

Creating Successful Corporate Relationships

Jill Colby, from Mission Complete discussed strategies for developing mutually beneficial corporate relationships, thinking beyond event sponsorships to a broader approach.

Corporate Relationships Presentation

Nonprofit Board Training 101

This workshop covered the roles and responsibilities of the board, tools for effective board meetings and decision making, and how to build a board with the right talent, varied experiences, and community representation.

Board 101 Presentation & Handout
Strategic Plan

Strategic Planning 101

This session covered why a strategic plan is important, the basic components of a strategic plan, the planning process, some practical tools to support your process, and tips for keeping your plan off the shelf.

Strategic Planning Resources
Social Media and Storytelling Workshop in the New River Valley

Online Fundraising & Storytelling

This session provided a full day of storytelling, social media and Giving Day strategies.

Online Giving Resources

Preparing for your Fundraising Event

This session walked through the tips for hosting a successful annual fundraising event.

Event Fundraising Presentation
Woman with Camera

Taking a Compelling Picture

Good photos are critically important for nonprofits. This session provided some tips and tricks on how to take a good photo and then how to use them to support your cause.

Compelling Photos Resources