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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 effectiveness of Central Virginia’s charitable organizations
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 provides unique training by seasoned professionals who are experts in their respective fields, and offers training at an affordable cost to ensure accessibility to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in Lynchburg and its surrounding counties.

EVENTS

Equipping Nonprofit Professionals And Volunteers

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CREATING CONNECTIONS

Networking events during December and May for nonprofits to gather and connect with each other.

YEARLY TRAININGS

Past sessions include:
Board 101, Form 990, Philanthropic Grant Writing Skills, Stepping Up Your Giving, & Board Engagement, Grant Writing 101 & 102, Cybersecurity, Social Media Marketing, and more!

OUR PARTNERS

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SHARE GREATER LYNCHBURG

Collaborative Partner

We are thankful for the partnership with SHARE Greater Lynchburg. We partner with them for Board of Directors Best Practices 101: For First Time Board Members.

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Facilties Use

We are thankful for the partnership with United Way of Central Virginia to be able to use their board room for our trainings for 2023-2024.

United Way Incubator Project - Caroline Hudson Scholarship

In support of the nonprofit incubator project at United Way of Central VA and in memory of Caroline Hudson, we hold four seats for each training in-person on our 2023-2024 for participants of the incubator program to attend for free. 

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"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
    Board of Directors Best Practices Training
    Fri, Aug 30
    Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
    Aug 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, 300 Lucado Pl, Lynchburg, VA 24504, USA
    Aug 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, 300 Lucado Pl, Lynchburg, VA 24504, USA
    Join us for this professional development training from Emily Crowder, the Executive Director of Global Camps Africa (GCA). A special thanks to SHARE Greater Lynchburg for their partnership on this training.
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  • Building a Culture of Philanthropy with Shannon Watts, CFRE
    Building a Culture of Philanthropy with Shannon Watts, CFRE
    Fri, Sep 27
    Lynchburg
    Sep 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Sep 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    September 27, 2024 Building a Culture of Philanthropy with Shannon Watts, CFRE Location: United Way of Central VA Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  • Clifton Strength Finders Training
    Clifton Strength Finders Training
    Fri, Oct 25
    Lynchburg
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Oct 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    October 25, 2024 Clifton Strength Finders Training Presented By: Dr. Jimmy Roux, The Red Chair, University of Lynchburg Location: United Way of Central VA Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  • Technology Tips & Tricks Training
    Technology Tips & Tricks Training
    Fri, Nov 22
    Lynchburg
    Nov 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Nov 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    November 22, 2024 Technology Tips & Tricks Training Location: United Way of Central VA Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  • Holiday Social!
    Holiday Social!
    Thu, Dec 12
    7 Rooftop Bar
    Dec 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    7 Rooftop Bar, 1208 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504, USA
    Dec 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    7 Rooftop Bar, 1208 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504, USA
    Join us on December 12, 2024 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!
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  • Grant Writing Training 101
    Grant Writing Training 101
    Fri, Jan 24
    Virtual Training
    Jan 24, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Virtual Training
    Jan 24, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Virtual Training
    January 24, 2025 Grant Writing Training 101 Presented by: Erika Mork Location: Virtual Training Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  • Planned Giving: Tips, Tools and Resources for Nonprofits
    Planned Giving: Tips, Tools and Resources for Nonprofits
    Fri, Feb 28
    Lynchburg
    Feb 28, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Feb 28, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    February 28, 2025 Planned Giving: Tips, Tools and Resources for Nonprofits Presented by: Sara Pope, Esq. Location: United Way of Central VA Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  • High Road Leadership
    High Road Leadership
    Fri, Mar 28
    Lynchburg
    Mar 28, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Mar 28, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    March 28, 2025 High Road Leadership Presented by: Butch Jefferson Location: United Way of Central VA Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  • Capital Campaign Project Management for Nonprofits with Rob Johnson
    Capital Campaign Project Management for Nonprofits with Rob Johnson
    Fri, Apr 25
    Lynchburg
    Apr 25, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    Apr 25, 2025, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lynchburg, 1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
    April 25, 2025 Capital Campaign Project Management for Nonprofits with Rob Johnson, Global Sr. Manager, PM Training at Thermo Fisher Scientific Location: United Way of Central VA Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  • CVANE Spring Mixer
    CVANE Spring Mixer
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    CVANE is excited to announce this year's Spring Mixer to close out the season in style!
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MEET THE BOARD

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SARAH BLANKENSHIP

Executive Director

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SHANNON WATTS

President

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DAVID NEUMEYER

Secretary

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GLORIA WITT

Board Member

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MARK HARRISON

Treasurer

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ROB JOHNSON

Board Member

DONATE

Click below to donate to CVANE!

CONTACT CENTRAL VIRGINIA ACADEMY FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

c/o CVCC 3506 Wards Rd Lynchburg VA 24502

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