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Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Invites Commuters to Participate in Survey

The new survey will help the commission develop transportation and community programs within the region to enhance quality of life and grow economic opportunities. 

With nearly three-quarters of the Middle Peninsula workforce commuting to and from work on a daily basis, the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission sees a need in improving the region’s transportation experience and is seeking feedback from daily commuters to do so.

“We have launched a new survey to enhance our understanding of what the community needs in terms of transportation support, and what programs could help improve their quality of life and the economic health of the region as a result,” said Lewie Lawrence, Executive Director of the Commission. “The data and information we collect will also help us grow our MidPenRideShare program and bring more commuting – driving, telecommuting and more – options to the region.”

The short, five-minute survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/MidPenCommute or through the program’s website at www.midpenrideshare.org/. After completing the survey, participants have the option to be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.


Great Career/Professional Development Opportunity!

Earn Your Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership!

The first class of the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program begins in August! Registration is open. Training funds are available!

To learn more, click here.


Free online toolkit for nonprofits

The nonprofit world is filled with great resources and many of them are free.

Check out the Hampton Roads Community Foundation staff's favorite resources. You will find information on

starting a nonprofit, creating an effective board, technology improvement, fundraising and marketing.

 Find the toolkit here.


Click on the graphic below to open the Gloucester Events Calendar


Click on the Town Crier Graphic below to subscribe to the weekly Town Crier e-bulletin.  

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To contribute to the Town Crier, go here.


The Keys to Helping Kids Overcome Poverty  

New studies shed light on how low-income children can beat the odds that are against them in school and beyond. Click on the the link above for article.


New National and Virginia Value of Volunteer Time Announced

The Independent Sector has released a new Value of Volunteer Time of $25.43 an hour nationally and $27.50 an hour in Virginia.This value is calculated each year to show the economic impact of volunteers on our economy. Just like a check or a pledge card, volunteers are a vital resource that help nonprofits deliver on their mission. Board members, committee members, and community volunteers contribute in unimaginable ways.

Nonprofit Finance Team Survival Guide is a field guide for navigating the complexity and demands of nonprofit financial management.

Tips for Stress-Free Volunteer Supervision will increase the likelihood that staff members view volunteers as a way to ease their workload, not add to it.


Raising Volunteers: Involving Children and Their Families 
Faye C. Roberts examines the importance of involving children and teens in the volunteer experience and explores ways to introduce children and teens to volunteering. Because reaching children also means reaching their parents, it identifies frequently suggested approaches to family-oriented volunteering for different age groups. By examining what appeals to parents, you may be able to find ways your organization can reach families, involve youth, and help encourage the volunteers of tomorrow.


Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.

Line Up for 2019 Fall Academy Classes


Be sure to check out our upcoming classes this fall and register today! View all program descriptions here


Adobe Photoshop Skills


Project Management (2-day)


Quickbooks (Intermediate/Advance)


*Leader As Coach


Mastering the Art of Work Life Balance 


Defining and Linking By-laws, Policies, and Procedures


Starting a Nonprofit 


*Navigating the Minefield of Nonprofit Law


*Bundle BOTH of these HR classes for special rate of $95.00 here!

Looking for CFRE Points?

The Academy has you covered with 

TWO classes coming up!...

Step UP YOUR Corporate Sponsorship (10/3/19) APPROVED 5 PTS 


Financial Analysis of a Nonprofit (11/19/19) 


nami-logoNAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups: free 90 minute, peer–led sessions offer a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment where adults living with mental illness can share, listen and learn about the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness, 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., 84 East Peer Recovery Center, 7603 Hospital Drive, Gloucester ,VA

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. The cost is $90 for Network Peninsula members and $105 for non-members. The program schedule and registration is available at: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/virginia




1. MPNNCSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, VA 23061. 

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

2. MPNN CSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw, Richmond County:

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required

NOTE:  The 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time. 

MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness PO Box 452, Hayes, VA 23072 

804-642-5402   Email: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us   or webpage  www.chvc.online 


 Words We Need To Stop Saying: Words and Phrases to Erase from the Lexicon of Volunteer Management [Points of View] - Rob Jackson and Erin R. Spink present their thoughts on the words and phrases that no longer serve the volunteer engagement profession – and, in fact, may actually hurt us. They review and present new ways to communicate about our field.


Page Middle School’s 2019-20 Robotics Team is looking for volunteers willing share their experience in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field, specifically in engineering, project planning for science notebook documentation and hands-on experience with robot design and building.

Additionally, financial support is needed to help with required equipment, competition fees and travel expenses. Donations and/or sponsors welcomed and greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in helping our young people is asked to contact Debra Falkenberg, Community Engagement Coordinator at debra.falkenberg@gc.k12.va.us or 804-693-2540 (ext. 7).


Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast: to volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.


Employment Opportunities: Click on the seal below to go to the site

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Assistant Director of Utilities (FT), Utility Supervisor (FT), Budget & Program Analyst (PT), Clean Community Coordinator (PT), Specialty Instructor (WAR), Gymnastics Assistant (WAR), Park Aide (WAR) and Recreation Aide (WAR)

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Show me the money!  Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.

Grant Gopher Database Search Tip!

Are you looking for grants to support projects in the classroom? You'll find those types of grants in our "Education" category. This category is for all grants related to in-school K-12 and higher education programs.

• Select your state and county • Select the Education program area • Use the keyword classroom

These types of grants are usually offered via a bi-annual or annual grant cycle so you might not see something available for you now, but keep checking in. Pro users receive an email alert when new grants matching their saved searches are added or updated. Not only that, but they're often notified well in advance of the cycle being open (as soon as we have the dates confirmed), which really helps with the grant planning process. Happy searching! Go to: Grant Gopher

Scholarships for Youth - The Patient Advocate Foundation offers scholarships for youth (age 25 and under) suffering from a life threatening or chronic condition. Deadline to apply is in the fall. To learn more, click here.

Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns  Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment....Deadline: Rolling

Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.

Grants.gov: This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open

Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.

Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!