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

  • Holiday Social!
    Thu, Dec 08
    7 Rooftop Bar
    Dec 08, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    7 Rooftop Bar, 1208 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504, USA
    Join us on December 8, 2022 for a Holiday Social at the 7 Rooftop Bar in downtown Lynchburg, VA from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
  • Nonprofit Direct Mail Networking Luncheon with Shannon Watts
    Fri, Jan 27
    University of Lyncburg - Schewel 231
    Jan 27, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    University of Lyncburg - Schewel 231, 1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Networking Lunch & Speaker- January 27, 2023 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Nonprofit Direct Mail Luncheon with Shannon Watts, President, Key Fundraising
  • Advanced Grant Writing with Erika Mork, Director, Institutional Giving, University of Lynchburg
    Feb 24, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CVCC, 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: CVCC Date: February 24, 2023 Advanced Grant Writing with Erika Mork, Director, Institutional Giving, University of Lynchburg
  • Mindfulness Leadership Luncheon with LaShanta Smith, Outpatient Counselor at Blackwater Counseling
    Mar 24, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    University of Lyncburg - Schewel 231, 1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Networking Lunch & Speaker- March 31, 2023 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Speaker: Mindfulness Leadership Luncheon with LaShanta Smith, Outpatient Counselor at Blackwater Counseling
  • Mapping Out Your Impact Story Strategy with Dr. Maryfrances Porter,  CEO & Founder, Partnerships for Strategic Impact
    Apr 28, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CVCC, 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: CVCC Date: February 24, 2023 Advanced Grant Writing with Erika Mork, Director, Institutional Giving, University of Lynchburg
  • Tough Conversations Training  with Chad Nelson, President, Teal Conversations
    Nov 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CVCC, 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: CVCC Date: November 11, 2022
 

MEET THE BOARD

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GHISLAINE LEWIS

President
University of Lynchburg

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KATHERINE DANIEL

Executive Director
Southside Virginia Community College/Roads to Recovery

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DAVID NEUMEYER

Secretary 
Virginia Legal Aid Society

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GLORIA WITT

Vice President
Define Success

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SHANNON WATTS

Recording Secretary 
CFRE, Key Fundraising

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MARK HARRISON

Treasurer

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BETTY BRICKHOUSE

Board Member 
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living

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SARAH BLANKENSHIP

Board Member
Bank of the James

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ROB JOHNSON

Board Member
BWXT Nuclear Operations Group-Lynchburg.

 

DONATE

Click below to donate to CVANE!

 

CONTACT CENTRAL VIRGINIA ACADEMY FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

c/o CVCC 3506 Wards Rd Lynchburg VA 24502

(434) 544-8775

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