We believe that nonprofit organizations are able to do their best work when they are built on a solid foundation. Together with you, we aim to help build the capacity and infrastructure of the local nonprofit sector. We seek to encourage and support networking, shared learning and emerging models for engaging citizens in philanthropy and volunteerism.

In this section, we will feature organizations that provide important support and services in the area of Capacity Building.


Featured Organization: Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence


The Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence brings together the programs of ConnectRichmond, HandsOn Greater Richmond, Nonprofit Learning Point and Organizational Solutions under one umbrella to ensure nonprofits across the region have access to high quality professional development, networking and training opportunities, and resources critical to the success of Richmond’s charitable sector.


LEARN – Nonprofit Learning Point

Nonprofit Learning Point (NLP) offers affordable classes, coaching, and programs for professional and leadership development for the nonprofit community. From how-to tactics to strategy and evaluation, NLP offers more than 70 courses each year to help nonprofit professionals grow and work more effectively.


ENGAGE – HandsOn Greater Richmond

HandsOn Greater Richmond matches people and their interests to meaningful volunteer opportunities that create positive change in Central Virginia. Whether you want to help for an hour or your group wants to engage for the day or the long-term, our innovative approach leverages individual and corporate time and talent to solve community challenges.


LINK – ConnectVA

ConnectVA is a one-stop communication network linking individuals with the ideas, information, and resources that help the nonprofit community stay informed and work together.


EVOLVE – Organizational Solutions

Vision, resilience, adaptability, accountability — a few of the qualities needed to achieve and sustain success. Organizational Solutions helps nonprofit leaders, boards and staff develop and cultivate these qualities by providing in-depth, affordable organizational development services.




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