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Phil-Ins: A roundup of nonprofit news (February 2023)

Our new monthly series at The Phil shares the latest news on the Virginia nonprofit front. From events and fundraising opportunities to leadership updates, we’re compiling timely news bites from the stories we’ve heard, pitches we’ve received and submissions we’ve collected through our website.

This month, we’re highlighting workshops courtesy of Leadership Metro Richmond, delicious cookies (for a cause) and new board appointments and hires within the local nonprofit community.

Board Governance Workshops

For those interested in developing, managing and getting the most out of a nonprofit board, the busy folks at Leadership Metro Richmond have a spring schedule chock-full of workshops put on by experts in the field. Open to prospective or current board members and nonprofit leaders, each two- to three-hour session is $75. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

  • March 2, 9-11 a.m. – Purpose-Driven Board Leadership
  • March 30, 9-11 a.m. – Seeding and Growing your Board
  • April 6, 9-11 a.m. – Succession Planning for CEOs and Board Leadership
  • April 27, 9-noon – Nonprofit Board Service: What you need to know!

All sessions will take place at The Collaboratory of Virginia at U-Turn, 2101 Maywill Street, Richmond. You can register here.

Sweet Spot Bake Sale

Any time you can eat cookies, cakes and brownies for charity, count us in! Richmond-area bakeries and pastry chefs have donated more than 20 dozen different sweet treats as part of the Sweet Spot Bake Sale to be held March 16 from 5-8 p.m. in Carytown.

All proceeds go to Start 1 Spark, a nonprofit launched among area middle schools to support student participation in extracurriculars like art, music, sports and clubs.

Attendees also can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win tickets to the Richmond Kickers, Richmond Symphony and the Virginia Rep.

Follow your nose to Carytown Coworking at 3429 W. Cary Street, Richmond.

New Nonprofit Board Members

The following organizations announced these new staff and board members:

  • FeedMore has hired Nina Bowen as leadership giving manager.
  • Capital Region Land Conservancy has appointed Michael Lipford as director of conservation partnerships.
  • CancerLINC has named Caitlin Olszewski as its outreach and communications manager.
  • Boys Home of Virginia welcomes April Aldrich and Terry Messerich as houseparents.
  • New board members at Startup Virginia include Jamie Christensen with Gannett Fleming; Utibe Bassey with Virginia Energy; and Larry Eiben with ThirdLine Capital.
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