The Williamsburg Health Foundation works to build capacity for nonprofit work in our community. This page lists resources identified as powerful partners, collaborators, and opportunities for the support and growth of nonprofit agencies in Greater Williamsburg. Resources updated 8.2019
Network Peninsula serves nonprofits across the Peninsula by helping build their capacity to remain sustainable and equipping them with the tools to ensure they fulfill their respective missions effectively.
In January of 2019, Network Peninsula launched a Williamsburg-based Nonprofit Management Institute with Thomas Nelson Community College.
To create a long-term, sustainable nonprofit education and certification program in our area and to build the capacities of local nonprofit agencies, the Williamsburg Health Foundation has provided Network Peninsula with funds to reimburse qualified agencies the cost of the coursework for the two certificates offered this year. (WHF has underwritten funds for the reimbursement of the entire course, not individual classes).
Foundation Center by Candid. Training is coming to Williamsburg September 2019.
For more details and to enroll visit foundation-center-by-candid-training-in-williasmburg/
The Williamsburg Regional Library has a listserv for nonprofits to share information with each other. WHF uses this list frequently to post news and announcements. Subscribe to the Nonprofit-l for up-to-date, nonprofit-specific announcements from WHF. To sign up, click here.
Office of Community Engagement at College of William & Mary
The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) partners with nonprofits to create positive community-driven social change. OCE offers the opportunity to share volunteer needs in its weekly student volunteer listserv, hosts a volunteer fair in the September, and holds networking and resource sharing events in fall and spring. OCE funds a limited number of internships focused on students completing capacity projects for local nonprofits. Visit the community partners webpage for details, and email email@example.com for a one-on-one conversation.
Community Health Solutions
Fall 2019: Candid Training in Williamsburg
Did you know that GuideStar was founded in Williamsburg? And it still has its main office here? Let’s hear it for the hometown hero for charity in America!
For a nonprofit organization, completing your GuideStar profile gives you a competitive edge. According to GuideStar, “updating your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile ensures that prospective donors and funders will find the accurate, timely information about your organization. Your information will be seen by the 8 million users who visit GuideStar each year and millions more who visit the 200+ charitable applications and websites that are powered by GuideStar.”
GuideStar also lists all the private foundations in America. You can use GuideStar as a tool for grant seeking.
The Williamsburg Community Foundation gives grants twice a year to a wide variety of Williamsburg-area nonprofit organizations working in many different fields, including arts and culture. If you are a local organization, be sure to check them out.
Did you know that there are over 25+ foundations in the Williamsburg area? Wondering about all the other local foundations? You can find them in a variety of ways. Check out the next entry below!
For research on foundations and grants, nothing beats the Foundation Directory Online. This can be an expensive tool for many, but there are libraries where it is available for free, and those locations are noted at the website. Be sure to call ahead and make sure the library still has it. The Williamsburg Health Foundation can provide limited access to this resource as well. To learn more, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation Center also offers fantastic free resources via its:
- IssueLab: free research from social sector organizations.
- GrantSpace: training for grantseekers (both free, online, and paid in-person)
The goal of Standards for Excellence is to promote the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management and operations, and to facilitate adherence to those standards by all nonprofit organizations.
The Standards for Excellence code builds upon the legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance, and operations to embrace fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, compassion, responsibility, and transparency. The code consists of six Guiding Principles in 27 topic areas with specific performance benchmarks that characterize effective, ethical, and accountable organizations.
The Williamsburg Health Foundation has an in-house licensed consultant for Standards for Excellence. Our in-house consultant can assist your organization as you establish and/or reestablish best practices at your agency. Contact the foundation for more information at email@example.com
Based out of Washington DC, Board Source aims to assist with nonprofit board leadership support, training, and education in order to unleash the full potential of boards and board leaders. They believe a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is essential to making this a reality. They have a wide range of diagnostic tools, education seminars, best practice resources and guidance, and coaching and consulting services to strengthen nonprofit board performance.