Now Accepting Applications:  Social Impact Institute – Leadership Institute

Now Accepting Applications: Social Impact Institute – Leadership Institute

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announces a new Social Impact Institute program in 2020: The Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a six-session series designed to help nonprofit leaders and managers at all levels of experience to increase supervisory effectiveness and professional accountability. The Leadership Institute will be led by Terrie Glass of Zelos, LLC. Program Design 6 full-day sessions 1 session per month Participants receive individual communication style assessment Participation will be limited to 20 individuals Participant fee: $350 (or $300 for past Social Impact Institute participants) Session Dates and Topics Session One (Tuesday, May 12, 2020) – Leading from the Inside Out: The Importance of Self Awareness Session Two (Tuesday, June 9, 2020) – Communicating Effectively: Understanding Communication Style Session Three (Tuesday, July 14, 2020) – Developing Others Session Four (Tuesday, August 11, 2020) – Managing Conflict Session Five (Tuesday, September 8, 2020) – Leading Teams Session Six (Tuesday, October 13, 2020) – Leading Change, Ensuring Results All sessions take place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Community Foundation’s Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center, 714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176. Eligibility and Commitments Participants must be a leader or supervisor for a human services nonprofit organization serving or located in Loudoun (exceptions may be considered, please talk with us before submitting if needed); Participants must commit to attending all six sessions (exceptions may be considered, please talk with us before submitting if needed); Leaders/supervisors from the same organization may participate; however, if more applications are received than slots available, only one participant from an organization may be selected; Applicants must submit...
Give Choose 2020 Registration Now Open – Training February 11

Give Choose 2020 Registration Now Open – Training February 11

In 2019, Give Choose raised more than $327,000 for local nonprofits in Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Join us in 2020 to make this year’s Give Choose the most successful event yet. What is Give Choose? Give Choose is an online day of giving to support organizations serving Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, hosted by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun and Northern Fauquier are invited to register or renew their participation at GiveChoose.org, where they will create an online profile and encourage the community to give to their mission on the day of Give Choose – May 5, 2020. How can my organization participate? Review the renewal and registration processes below, and join us for our upcoming training session on February 11, 2020. Renewal and Registration Join our 6th annual Give Choose event on Tuesday, May 5, 2020! Nonprofits serving Loudoun and Fauquier Counties are invited to register for this monumental day of online giving at GiveChoose.org. The 2020 renewal and registration process opens January 8, 2020. Returning Organizations – Renew Your Participation (Read Instructions Carefully): Organizations that have previously participated in Give Choose will receive an automated email on January 8, 2020, to Sign In to your organization’s account at GiveChoose.org, and requesting an updated Give Choose 2020 Agreement document to be uploaded. The automated renewal email will be sent to your Give Choose site administrator. Be sure to use the “Sign In” button ONLY to access renewal documents at GiveChoose.org (do not use the “Register” button if your organization has participated in the past). Once you Sign In, you...
Loudoun Chamber Foundation Grants $32,000 in 2020

Loudoun Chamber Foundation Grants $32,000 in 2020

This week, The Loudoun Chamber Foundation announces the recipients of their 2020 grantmaking, totaling $32,000. The mission of the The Loudoun Chamber is to create a world class quality of life for everyone in Loudoun County. To make that vision a reality, The Loudoun Chamber created the Loudoun Chamber Foundation to conduct philanthropic and community building activities in 2015. The organizations receiving 2020 Loudoun Chamber Foundation grants are: Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/LAWS – The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter provides free, confidential services to the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. A Place to Be – This grant will help A Place To Be purchase music equipment and expand to Eastern Loudoun, to serve those with disabilities, medical and mental health challenges. Friends of Loudoun Mental Health – This all-volunteer group helps those disabled by mental illness with assistance for housing, improved care, promoting recovery and raising awareness. American Red Cross in the National Capital Region – This grant will support the “Sound the Alarm,” a Home Fire Safety Campaign to decrease injuries and loss of life from home fires. The Ryan Bartel Foundation – This grant will support several youth suicide prevention programs, including the We’re All Human initiative in 15 high and 11 middle schools in Loudoun. Loudoun Habitat for Humanity – This grant will support LHFH’s Home Repair program, which fixes unsafe and inadequate living conditions enabling families to stay in their homes. Loudoun Hunger Relief – Loudoun Chamber Foundation funds will be used to purchase food and warehouse storage equipment to help LHR better serve their clients. Special Olympics of Virginia, Loudoun...
Now Accepting Applications – Board Chair Roundtable 2020

Now Accepting Applications – Board Chair Roundtable 2020

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties is now accepting applications for the Social Impact Institute’s 2020 Board Chair Roundtable. Board Chairs play a critical role in a nonprofit organization’s success, and the role often comes with many challenges. Joining the BCR will give you the opportunity to network and connect with other Board Chairs; learn effective strategies for honing your Board leadership; explore topics related to nonprofit Board management, governance, and best practices; and provide and receive support from your peers in a confidential and trusted setting. Program Design: The BCR will be comprised of a small group of 6-10 nonprofit board chairs who will meet monthly for 90-minute sessions, over six months. The BCR will be organized and facilitated by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties’ Nicole Acosta, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs. Session topics will be designed with input from the BCR participants and may include guest speakers or presenters. BCR participants must complete the attached Registration Application, due by Friday, February 14, 2020. BCR sessions will begin in March 2020, and will be held at the Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center (714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176). BCR session schedule will be provided to participants in late February, based on the availability provided in the application form. Program fee is $60. What did our past Board Chair participants have to say about the program? -“Meeting other Chairs gave me perspectives I had not thought of.” -“The group discussions and practical feedback was valuable.” -“It was great to get feedback from other Board Chairs and ask for advice.” Eligibility and Commitments: Participants...