We look forward to seeing you at the Nonprofit Institute on March 4, 2020  from 9:00 am - 3:45 pm at the Community Education & Health Resource Center located at 2 Bernardine Dr, Newport News, VA 23602.


Our Nonprofit Labs are a deep-dive day filled with networking and learning the best practices to bring back to your nonprofit.  The day is focused on providing practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in fundraising, communications, board development and management. Hear what past participants have to say about our training. Our attendees are Executive Directors, Development Directors, Marketing Managers, Program Directors and Board Members. 75% of our attendees have 10-12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. 


  • Morning Coffee and Welcome

  • Morning workshops 

  • Networking lunch

  • Consulting Cafe

  • Afternoon workshops

  • 6.0 CEUs through CFRE

Promote your programs, products and services. Exhibitor prospectus available for download here.

Our interactive institutes are taught at an intermediate to advanced level. We offer a wide range of nonprofit topics.

Proposal due date is 10/4/2019. We are looking for interactive workshops taught at the intermediate to advanced level. 

Scholarships Available 
Limited budget? Email  info@nonprofitlearninglab.org to secure a partial scholarship.
Group Registration
Register as a group and save: If you are sending three or more staff people from one organization, register as a group and save $5 per person.
Limited budget? Volunteer at the Event
Does your organization have a limited budget for professional development? We provide 10 volunteer slots at each institute for nonprofit professionals. Volunteers must arrive at 8:00 am and stay until 3:45 pm. As a volunteer, you can attend all the workshops. Please email  info@nonprofitlearninglab.org to inquire about volunteer. Please share with us the following: a) position within your organization, b) name of organization and website & c) why you are interested in volunteering.  


Check-In and Coffee | 9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome  | 9:15 am - 9:25 am 

MORNING WORKSHOPS | 9:35 am - 10:45 am |Program participants choose one workshop during each time block


Trainer: Jeanne Allen| Jeanne Allen Consulting

Machine Learning, Biased Algorithms & Data, Oh My!

Trainer: Dr. Shantell J.M. Chambliss | Dress for Success® Central Virginia and Nonprofitability

Nonprofit Launchpad: Starting, Scaling, and Sustaining a Philanthropic Brand

MORNING WORKSHOPS | 10:55 am - 12:05 pm | Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Barbara Kavanaugh| Brighter Strategies

Build the Right Board: Nominating Committees that Work

Trainer: Leah Weiner | Nonprofit Learning Lab

Volunteer Management: Managing Highly Skilled Volunteers

NETWORKING LUNCH| 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm 

  • Network and connect with colleagues, and institute participants

  • Consulting Cafe: Have specific questions that you want answered? Meet one-on-one for 15 minutes with a nonprofit expert. Sign up will be available at registration desk when you check in at the start of the day!

PANEL DISCUSSION | 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

Words of Wisdom: Sharing Successes from Nonprofit Community Leaders

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS | 1:15 pm - 2:25 pm | Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer:  Payal Martin | Brighter Strategies

Simplifying program evaluation to measure exactly what you need to know

Trainers:  Monica Malmgren | Firefly Partners

Get Out the Map: Email Journeys that Return Results

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS | 2:35 pm - 3:45 pm Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Jane Stein | JPS Consulting

Got a Fundraising Plan? How Can You Get Where You’re Goin’ If You Don’t Have A Great Road Map?

Trainer: Adri Rosembert | ActBlue

Building a People-Powered Movement: Digital Fundraising

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Contact us today to find out more  info@nonprofitlearninglab.org 

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