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Learning and Leadership

Strong, skilled leaders are essential to building sustainable nonprofit organizations and a healthy, thriving community.  The Community Foundation’s learning and leadership offerings are designed with a commitment to continuous learning, high-quality programming and an exceptional learner experience.  In creating and promoting curriculum, we strive to connect learners to industry-leading subject matter experts as our facilitators and instructors. Together, our goal is to provide you with current and compelling insights, information and tools that can be applied to your work immediately.

*UPDATE* Community Foundation Learning During COVID-19

The Community Foundation has temporarily closed its office at 3409 Moore Street in accordance with recommendations for social distancing.  Until further notice, the Community Foundation has transitioned in-person learning opportunities to online virtual events and classes where possible.

Please stay tuned to ConnectVA and the Community Foundation for updates or contact Scott Andrews-Weckerly for more information.  Registrants in affected classes have been contacted by email.

During this time, the Foundation will remain fully staffed and fully operational. Staff will continue to be accessible by phone and by email as they would be if they were working from our building. We also will use virtual/video meetings when possible.

Leadership Programs

Read more about our nonprofit leadership programs, like the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network RVA (YNPN RVA).

The Learning Center

In the Learning Center you’ll find a variety of learning and networking opportunities and online resources for nonprofit staff and board members, throughout the year.  You can manage your learning experience in one place at your convenience, explore upcoming offerings, register for events, access course content and more.

You must be a registered/signed in user of ConnectVA to register for a course in the Learning Center

Here are the MANDATORY STEPS to getting started if you aren’t registered:

1) Register on ConnectVA.org with your name and current email address

2) Create a password and sign in with link sent to your email

3) Update your ConnectVA personal profile

  • open your dashboard (expand lime green button on left)

  • click on “GO TO YOUR PROFILE” and click “Edit” to update (make sure to fill out all information)

4) Proceed to the Learning Center and click “Login” (top right) to activate your Learning Center Account

5) Click on your desired course.

Please note: Do not register for a course on behalf of someone else, please ask them to follow these steps to register themselves.

Questions?  Read our Learning Center FAQs!

Additional Learning and Leadership Opportunities in RVA

Learn more about our local learning partners in nonprofit management and leadership:

View local nonprofit management and leadership learning opportunities in our community on the ConnectVA Community Calendar: