CENTRAL VIRGINIA ACADEMY FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

Equipping Nonprofit Professionals And Volunteers

 

WHO WE ARE

The Central Virginia Academy for Nonprofit Excellence (CVANE) exists to improve the quality, integrity and efficiency of Central Virginia’s charitable organization network through the education of board members, staff and volunteers. By strengthening, educating and engaging non-profits, CVANE seeks to help improve the quality of life in Central Virginia through improved program operations, increased resources for families and individuals, and greater impact of charitable donations. CVANE’s geographic focus is Region 2000, consisting of Lynchburg City, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell Counties, although classes and workshops will be available to all who are interested.
CVANE will provide unique training by seasoned professionals who are experts in their respective fields, and offered at a reasonable cost to ensure broad accessibility to a wide range of service providers. Region 2000 includes over 1,000 tax-exempt nonprofit organizations; while some have support and training from healthy national organizations, the majority do not.  There has been no centralized resource within the region promoting excellence in nonprofit management to which these organizations can turn for information, training, mentoring, and support.

 

EVENTS

Equipping Nonprofit Professionals And Volunteers

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Key Speaker

CREATING CONNECTIONS

Networking events with lunch and a brief presentation. Past presentations on Implicit Bias, Self Care in the Workplace, and Leading Change.

QUARTERLY TRAININGS

Past sessions include:
Board 101, Form 990, Philanthropic Grant Writing Skills, Stepping Up Your Giving, & Board Engagement.

 

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Vincent van Gogh

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Upcoming Events

  • Board of Directors Best Practices Training with Emily Caldwell
    Mon, Aug 16
    Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
    Aug 16, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, 300 Lucado Pl, Lynchburg, VA 24504
    Join our Board of Directors Best Practices Training with Emily Caldwell on August 16, 2021 at Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Centra Conference Room from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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  • Networking Luncheon with Bill Bodine
    Fri, Aug 27
    Isabella's Italian Trattoria
    Aug 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Isabella's Italian Trattoria, 4925 Boonsboro Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503, USA
    Join our Networking Luncheon with Bill Bodine at Isabella's Italian Trattoria on August 27, 2021, from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
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  • Workplace Advancements Toward Equity through Relationship Training with Dr. Jesse Winn and Nakesha R. Moore
    Sep 24, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CVCC, 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
    Join us for our training on Workplace Advancements Toward Equity through Relationship Training with Dr. Jesse Winn and Nakesha R. Moore!
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  • Young Professionals & Nonprofit Connect Mixer
    Young Professionals & Nonprofit Connect Mixer
    Wed, Sep 29
    Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
    Sep 29, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, 300 Lucado Pl, Lynchburg, VA 24504
    Come join the Young Professionals & Nonprofit Connect Mixer from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Centra Conference Room.
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  • Conflict Management Luncheon with Jimmy Roux
    Fri, Oct 29
    Isabella's Italian Trattoria
    Oct 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Isabella's Italian Trattoria, 4925 Boonsboro Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503, USA
    Join our Conflict Management Luncheon with Jimmy Roux at Isabella's Italian Trattoria on October 29, 2021, from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
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  • Legal Equity for Nonprofits Training with Ashley-Reynolds Marshall
    Nov 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CVCC, 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
    Join us for our training on Legal Equity for Nonprofits Training with Ashley ReynoldsMarshall!
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  • Holiday Social
    Thu, Dec 02
    Location is TBD
    Dec 02, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • Social Media Strategic Planning Luncheon with Dr. Ghislaine Lewis
    Jan 28, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Isabella's Italian Trattoria, 4925 Boonsboro Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503, USA
    Join our Social Media Strategic Planning Luncheon with Dr. Ghislaine Lewis at Isabella's Italian Trattoria on January 28, 2022, from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
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  • Financial Literacy for Boards Training
    Feb 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CVCC, 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
    Join us for our training on Financial Literacy for Boards Training!
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  • The CVANE Certificate Program Luncheon with Emily Caldwell
    Fri, Mar 25
    Isabella's Italian Trattoria
    Mar 25, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Isabella's Italian Trattoria, 4925 Boonsboro Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503, USA
    Join the CVANE Certificate Program Luncheon with Emily Caldwell at Isabella's Italian Trattoria on March 25, 2022, from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
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  • Data Driven Annual Giving Training
    Apr 29, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CVCC, 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
    Join us for our training on Data-Driven Annual Giving Training with Nick Sollog!
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MEET THE BOARD

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GHISLAINE LEWIS

President
University of Lynchburg

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DAVID NEUMEYER

Secretary 
Virginia Legal Aid Society

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GLORIA WITT

Vice President
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FRANCIS BUSH

Treasurer
University of Lynchburg

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SHANNON WATTS

Recording Secretary 
CFRE, Key Fundraising

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CHRISTOPHER BRYANT

Board Member
Central Virginia Community College

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BETTY BRICKHOUSE

Board Member 
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living

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ALAN AHRENS

Board Member 
SCORE

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KATHERINE DANIEL

Program Coordinator
Southside Virginia Community College/Roads to Recovery

 

DONATE

Click below to donate to CVANE!

 

CONTACT CENTRAL VIRGINIA ACADEMY FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

c/o CVCC 3506 Wards Rd Lynchburg VA 24502

(434) 832-7203

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