May 23, 2018
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A Day for Women
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Brent & Becky`s Bulbs
A day For Women, About Women, By Women. From time to time, it’s important for every woman to feel acknowledged, supported and inspired. Ladies, gather the special women in your life and join us for a retreat style day that will focus on building resilience and a renewed sense of empowerment through setting, increased self-awareness, and relaxation. Retreat participants will deepen their understanding of cumulative stress and the effect on health and emotional well-being. They will engage in activities designed to release tension and stress, bolster connection, and encourage a renewed sense of self. For more information and to register go here.
Please join us to learn more about the planned future of the Timberneck Farms property and to speak with the current landowner, The Conservation Fund, and members of the master planning team at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the T C Walker Education Center in Gloucester County. We hope you will join us to share insights regarding the planned future of this land. Your input, ideas, and knowledge regarding this property are greatly valued. Find out more HERE.
Middle Peninsula Career Fair and Expo
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Gloucester High School 6680 Short Lane
This is a great opportunity for job and career-seeking adults! THIS JOB FAIR IS LOCATED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, BUT IS FOR ALL ADULTS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT! The event is open to all unemployed and underemployed adults interested in learning more about employment and career opportunities available in the region! This event is also open to students entering the workforce. Employer, Internship, and Educational Booths are available for a fee of $75. Please register here:https://conta.cc/2DJhR6k. Event Sponsorships are also available. This event is through a partnership with the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Employment Commission, Peninsula Worklink, Gloucester Economic Development and the Gloucester County Public Schools. Event sponsorships available for a fee on our website and www.gloucestervachamber.org Call 693-2425 for more information.
Virginia Living Magazine Announces 2018 Best in Eastern Virginia – Gloucester Main Street Winners
Your volunteer connection begins here! If your organization needs volunteers or you want to get involved in your county, schools or community, this is the place to click and go! Click here to find out how you can volunteer or to submit a volunteer need!
Featured Volunteer Announcements:
GUEST Day Shelter continues to be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for showers, laundry, lunch, internet access, and appointments with the Housing & Resource Advocate. We are in need of some volunteers to serve this month, a staff person is always in the building, however, we seek to have 2 volunteers at all times with the staff person for the safety of all clients, volunteers and staff. If you are able to volunteer, please click on the link below.
Piankatank Community League
looking to expand membership for this community based helping organization! Contact Bruce Phillips at
Salvation Army: Looking for a few good board members! Contact Sandra Thornton at 642-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Skilled Volunteers WANTED! Gloucester Housing Partnership: Calling all electricians, plumbers, framers, construction foremen, project supers, flooring installers, HVAC technicians, and any other skilled laborers who want to help keep residents in Gloucester warm, safe and dry in their homes!The Gloucester Housing Partnership continues to get more and more requests from the community for help and skilled volunteers are needed to give of whatever time they can, up to a few hours a week.Please send a resume or email to email@example.com or call 804-792-5079.
Want to volunteer? Visit the Volunteer Needs Database HERE.
Gloucester County Job Opportunities: Administrative Assistant III - Human Resources, IT Support Specialist I or II, Library Coordinator- Adult Programs - Part-time 24 hours/week, Water Treatment Plant Trainee.
For more information or to apply on-line visit us at www.gloucesterva.jobs to view and apply for current job opportunities.
Gloucester County: Subscribe to Gloucester Connection Employment Opportunities e-mail service and receive automatic notification of all new job vacancies as soon as they are announced.
Gloucester County Sheriff's Office: Employment Opportunities
Gloucester County Public Schools: Truancy Officer, Sign Language Interpreter, Administrative Associate II (Bookkeeper), Custodian – Full Time Abingdon Elementary School, Custodian – Full Time Petsworth Elementary School, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Part-Time, Speech-Language Pathologist (2018-2019), Warehouse Worker, Electrical Technician, Office Associate II Gloucester High School, Custodian - Part time, Facilities. Please call 693-2127 for information or visit the GCPS Job Board.
Bay Aging Recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA for Homeless Initiatives: Go here for more information
Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic: Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic is seeking a full-time Director of Finance & Operations. Bachelor's degree in accounting and at least five years prior non-profit accounting experience required. Essential job functions and more information may be found Here.
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Announce your organization's meetings and special events online through “The Beeline” master community calendar! For a calendar of public government meetings, please click HERE.
FEATURED IN THE UPCOMING WEEK...
You already shop, dine, explore and love Gloucester Main Street. Now it's time to GET FIT here, too!
Presented by the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and Riverside Health System, Downtown Fit offers free group fitness classes, taught by a variety of instructors, to the community on the grassy field near the gazebo by the Courthouse Circle. Visit www.getdowntownfit.com and click on EVENTS to find bootcamps, yoga, group endurance sports and more. Fill out a liability form and dash on down to the downtown to GET FIT!
Classes at Arts on Main! Click here for information on class offerings.
Wednesday Night Drawing class at Arts on Main: Sign up for four weekly classes - $75 Call 804-824-9464 - come to class tonight - bring your drawing supplies (pencils, erasers, paper.)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: This is a 2-day workshop is designed to teach the skills to competently and confidently intervene with a person at risk of suicide. May 30 and 31, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Bay Aging Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd., Gloucester, $50.00, Online Registration: Go to www.chvc.online , Registration Deadline: May 25.
SAVE THE DATE!
June 1 - 30, 2018
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Baystars 2018 Surf and Turf Soccer Festival: June 2 - 3, 2018, get more info and register now at www.BaystarsFC.com or call Jon Lindberg TD at 757-604-9510. Don't want to play? You can still get involved! Volunteer, Donate or Sponsor!! Support community athletics for a stronger, healthier Gloucester County!
Celebrate and support this year`s GED recipients: LVG will be having a ceremony recognizing the 2018 graduates on June 6, 6:00 p.m., Page Middle School. They have worked so hard to achieve this goal. A dinner reception will follow in the cafeteria. Please RSVP by May 23. 804-693-1306
Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training: 3 Day Training - June 12-14, 9:30 a.m. - 4;30 p.m., Bay Transit Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Road, Gloucester, Learn how to implement competency based Nurturing Parenting Programs® to meet the specific parenting needs of families, Online Registrations:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nurturing-parenting-programs-training-for-trainers-tickets-45078120873 , visit us at www.chvc.online or call 804-642-5402.
Registration Deadline: June 8, 2018
Boys & Girls Clubs Gloucester Unit - 2018 Flounder Tournament: June 14 at Crown Pointe Marina, Hayes, VA. Register here.
Suicide Prevention & Opioid Misuse Task Force Meetings: June 21, 2:00 p.m., Bay Aging Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green RoadTHE COALITION FOR HEALTHY VIRGINIA COMMUNITIES (CHVC) In partnership with the MPNN CSB PREVENTION, HEALTH & WELLNESS DIVISION Community task force meetings on two preventable public health issues: Suicide Prevention and Opioid Misuse 23061 *These meetings are also available via audio-conferencing. If you have questions, please call us at 804-642-5402 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also visit us at www.chvc.online
Network Peninsula Offers "Lunch with a Purpose” June 22 - Building Relationships with Your Feathers 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Held in partnership with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation. Our Relationship Building Series continues as we hear from local nonprofit leaders who consider advocacy a major responsibility in developing relationships with local, state, and national government leaders and in bringing visibility to the issues their programs seek to address. Panel will be moderated by Steve Kast, CEO, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula. To register, click here
2018 Historic House Party at Fairfield in Gloucester County: June 23, This event will feature delicious food and drink, tours of the house ruins, the 3D model of the house and exhibits on our bold plans for the future. Tickets and sponsor information are available now. Your attendance supports our efforts to study and preserve the remarkable archaeological heritage of Fairfield and our region. Visit us at www.fairfieldfoundation.org to learn more!
9th Annual Gloucester Wine Festival: September 22, 2018 in the beautiful gardens of Brent and Becky’s! Wineries, Food Vendors, Artists, Crafters and Specialty Item Sales are welcome to apply with applications being accepted at www.gloucesterwinefestival.com
Kiwanis Club of Gloucester: The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester meets the third Wednesday of each month at Nick`s Restaurant in Gloucester Point at 6:00 p.m., join us and learn more about Kiwanis and how we help families in our community, 804-694-7586, email@example.com
Articles, reports and links of interest to non-profit organizations are posted here. You may also make submittals of information or links you have found of interest to non-profit groups.
Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act - The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimates that the number of taxpayers who will itemize their taxes in 2018 will decrease by 61% from 2017. With the number of taxpayers who itemize expected to be drastically reduced, we need a solution that allows all taxpayers to access the charitable deduction. The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act would enact a clean, uncapped, above-the-line charitable deduction. We urge you to ask Members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 5771. TAKE ACTION
How the Tax Law Hits Charitable Giving
A recent tax law includes changes that may affect your charitable donations. This article examines some of the changes — which result in the loss of a tax break for some people who give to charity and provide a higher deduction limit for folks who give more than half of their adjusted gross income to charity. We'll also explain how some well-off seniors can directly donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs to charity without paying tax on the money. FULL ARTICLE
‘Modern Donors’ Are Changing How Charities Should Raise Money:
Donor behavior is changing in significant ways that have important implications for how charities raise money, argues a new report.
Nonprofits are America's third largest employer: The U.S. nonprofit sector employs 11.9 million people, putting it third out of eighteen major sectors as an employer of American workers, a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society finds.
6 Ways to Generate More Media Coverage This Year details how to use the press to make an impact and reach your audiences.
25 Creative Summer Fundraising Ideas lists creative and fun ways your organization or group can raise money this summer.
The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at VIMS is asking for your input: We are considering hosting a workshop focused on NOAA tools (think sea level rise viewer, land cover atlas) in September 2018. Your thoughts on this, and whether it might interest you would be extremely helpful. Feel free to take a look at Digital Coast (https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools) to preview some of the tools that might be presented. Please consider taking a few moments to complete this quick survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JRXLGVQ
Return of bay grasses is sentinel for Chesapeake Bay recovery
Research ties long-term nutrient reductions in Bay to a resurgence of underwater grasses. Read more...
The Gloucester Institute is a 501©(3) non-profit organization with all contributions tax deductible. TGI operates under a “student first mentality” with approximately 80% of each dollar invested directly into the students and leadership programs. The remainder of donated funds are utilized to strengthen the leadership team and fundraising capabilities. Find out more HERE and GIVE.
Low-Cost Home Internet for Qualified Cox Customers: Cox Connect2Compete program is available for Gloucester residents that have K-12 students and receive government assistance for $9.95 per month with no deposits or annual contracts and with free installation and a modem. Cox’s Connect2Compete program is open to families with K-12 children who qualify for free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or renters who participate in the Section 8 Rental Assistance program. If you or a family you know of might be eligible, visit www.connect2compete.org/Cox or call (855) 222-3252 for application assistance.
Two New Fairfield Preservation Initiatives: Documenting and Preserving Sites Across the Middle Peninsula
The Fairfield Foundation has long supported preservation efforts on the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas through public archaeology, historical research, oral histories and preservation advocacy. As our Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education (CAPE) nears completion we are redoubling our efforts within the community to broaden our impact and demonstrate the value of historic places. ...
Anything But Ordinary: Twenty years ago, two young archaeology students, David Brown and Thane Harpole, surveyed a farmstead site located in Gloucester County, Virginia, dating to the late 17th to early 18th centuries. The property was originally patented in the 1670s by Robert Bryan and was eventually part of the adjacent Belle Farm plantation. After the Civil War, the owner of Belle Farm gave each of his freed slaves twenty acres of land, mostly along the north section of Vaughns Creek, in the vicinity of the site. At some point in the 20th century, the land came into the possession of the Walker family, and subsequently was purchased by Mr. Morris Phillips. It was Mr. Phillips who approached these two talented archaeologists to ask about the artifacts that he had collected from his property. David and Thane examined the artifacts and suggested a formal survey of the site. Go here for more information.
Humane Education and Resource Team Inc. is a new 501c3 non profit serving Gloucester and Mathews pet owners. We offer pet food in crisis situations,dog training advice and some financial assistance for euthanasia with veterinarian referral. We hope to start offering classes in pet CPR and first aid in the future. Email Wanda Fary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-2394 for more information.
2-1-1 Virginia: A program of the Virginia Department of Social Services, 2-1-1 Virginia answered 104,919 calls for assistance and had 62,851 unique visitors searching the website last year. To provide the citizens of Virginia with current and correct information on health and human services resources, it is essential that agencies review and update information at www.211virginia.org. If your agency is not currently included, it is simple to add it to the database - click here to view 2-1-1 VIRGINIA's inclusion / exclusion criteria.
Mental Health Statistics, Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deal with a mental illness or substance abuse according to a recent HealthDay article. Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, according to researcher. See full article at medlineplus.gov.
No Wrong Door Virginia is a virtual system and statewide network of shared resources, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports for older adults, family caregivers and individuals of all ages with disabilities – connecting individuals, providers and communities across the Commonwealth. www.nowrongdoorvirginia.org
Profile of Virginia's Uninsured: The Virginia Health Care Foundation annually contracts with the Urban Institute to develop a Profile of Virginia's Uninsured using data from the U.S. Census, the American Communities Survey, and estimates from an analytical approach it has developed. The 2017 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured is now available at www.vhcf.org/data/profile-of-the-uninsured/.
National Alliance on Mental Illness is reorganizing and needs new board members! NAMI Mid-Tidewater is a diverse group of people who offers support, educate, and advocate for people with mental health conditions and their families. If you are interested in mental health, we would like your assistance. To submit your application/ nomination form for board membership, please email or call 804-694-0023.
|Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.
How to Raise Money Without Asking for Money: A Discussion for Board Members: May 17 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Led by Allison Brody, Director of Community Resource Development & Engagement, Williamsburg Health Foundation, Allison will share how to successfully recruit new donors and increase giving from current donors to your organization without having "to ask for money." To Register, click here.
Ongoing Nurturing Parenting Program (Parents Only): Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, MPNNCSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20 Handbook + $20 per person/per session, the 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time. Call 804-542-5402 to register. For more information go here.
Monitoring and Evaluation 101: A Webinar for Nonprofit Professionals
So, you managed to get the grant for your new program or project. Now, how do you measure its success? If you are a non-expert looking to understand the fundamentals of programmatic monitoring and evaluation, Elevate is offering a webinar entitled “Monitoring and Evaluation 101: A Webinar for Nonprofit Professionals." By focusing on practical tips and case studies, this webinar will make monitoring and evaluation easy to understand.
The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence is a great resource for professional development. Classes, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College, are geared to nonprofit staff and volunteers in our region. Topics for 2018 range from winning the grant writing game to being culturally diverse and inclusive. Most classes are just one day. Costs are reasonable, and the returns on your investment in yourself and your nonprofit are high.
View the current course schedule.
Did you know the Hampton Roads Community Foundation offers free, 90-minute training sessions for nonprofit professionals? The sessions are taught by foundation staff at our offices in downtown Norfolk. Topics range from how to apply for grants to collecting data on your projects. Click here to see the 2018 training schedule.
Maximize your social media marketing efforts: Do know who's visiting your social media sites and what they are looking at while visiting? This class offered by the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence will help you understand social media tools and reporting. This class is a great opportunity to learn from a social media expert. Additionally, you will earn credit toward your Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The academy is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College. Register here.
What are funders looking for in grantmaking and reporting?: In a recent study by Social Solutions, funders say impact, mission and legal nonprofit status are the three most important considerations for providing funding. Program outcomes, impact stories and budgets are what funders are looking for most in reporting. Click here to read the full study and learn what other factors are important to funders.
Show me the money! Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.
Aaron Siskind Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Individual Photographer's Fellowships
Deadline: May 18, 2018
NEA Invites Creative Placemaking Proposals for Our Town Grant Program
Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded in support of creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities....
Deadline: August 9, 2018
Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants
Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to projects that promote environmental protection, outdoor recreation, strong communities, and healthy food systems....
Deadline: June 1, 2018
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....
Karma for Cara Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Grants: Micro-grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to kids age 18 and under for service projects in their communities. Go here for more information.
DEADLINE: July 1, 2018
Brookdale Foundation Announces RFP for Respite and Relatives as Parents Programs
Grants of up to $15,000 and technical support will be awarded to help organizations develop respite and relative-as-parents programs....
Americana Foundation Accepting Applications for American Cultural Heritage Project
Grants ranging between $15,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to projects that promote knowledge, preservation, and the accessibility of America's heritage through educational opportunities for future conservators and curators and the preservation and presentation of unique collections....
BoatUS Foundation Accepting Applications for Boating Projects
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to projects that incorporate innovative approaches to education about safe and clean boating....
Mazda Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Giving Program
The automaker awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific research, cross-cultural understanding, and environmental conservation....
Lowe’s Gives Foundation: Community Partners
The Lowe's Gives Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. The 2018 application deadlines are August 24. Visit the company’s website to review the giving guidelines and to take the eligibility quiz.
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018 (Letters of Intent)
Grants will be awarded to projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children.
Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program
DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.
The E. K. Sloane Fund provides grants to help nonprofit organizations purchase or repair pianos – primarily those for public performance. Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000. Applications are due October 1. Go here for more information or Apply online or review a sample application
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. For details and online application, please visit: www.dominionenergy.com/envirogrants
Grants for Service Members - Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting applications from military service members who have been deployed in the last six years and have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity. The program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required. Eligible expenses include housing and vehicle payments; utility or phone bills; food and incidentals; children's clothing, food, diapers, school, and childcare; and medical bills, prescriptions, eyeglasses. To learn more, click here.
Grant opportunities from Langley Federal Credit Union: Primary focus areas are health care, housing, human services, safety, security and financial education. Visit these two websites, https://www.langleyforfamilies.org/request and https://www.langleyfcu.org/community/donation-and-sponsorship-requests
Youth Service America, in partnership with ABC and Disney, is accepting applications for Summer of Service Grants to help youth make their community greener, healthier, and stronger. Winners receive funding to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. The program supports young people who are creating lasting, positive change through volunteer and community service projects. They are especially interested in new, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others. There are several project ideas across many different interest areas provided on the website.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation Grants: Visit to learn more about how a child may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in medical grants from the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation.
Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.
The Prudential Foundation invests more than $25 million in grants to support revitalization of communities and community engagement efforts……
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!