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

The Phil is the place to go for all your Virginia nonprofit news, updates and stories. New this year, Phil-Ins provide timely news bites to share the little things to the big announcements that will keep you up to date on all things 501(c)3. Read more to learn about upcoming event opportunities, a win-win arrangement to help Richmond-area students and a new podcast centered around real-life issues and impact.

Henrico CASA Launches New Podcast

Court Appointed Special Advocates have a front-row seat to the ins and outs of the court and child welfare systems, so who better than to share those experiences with the rest of us? That’s the premise of a new podcast being launched by Henrico CASA.

Hosted by Jeannine Panzera, the organization’s executive director, and Kristin Blalock, a community engagement coordinator, “Vigilant Voices”TM discusses real-life issues – creating safe homes, healthy childhoods, thriving communities – through the lens of helping vulnerable children from being victims of abuse and neglect. “Our community needs to understand the part they play in supporting families and preventing child abuse,” says Panzera.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and anywhere you get your podcasts. New episodes drop the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Free LMR Event Seeks to Connect Community Volunteers with Nonprofit Boards

It’s not exactly Match.com or even one of those speed-dating events, but Leadership Metro Richmond’s Spring Board Connector is all about facilitating matches between servant leaders and local nonprofits. Sponsored by Capital One and Carmax, the free event hosts 40 nonprofit organizations from the region who are looking for new board members. (You can find the list of the nonprofits here.)

The event is Tuesday, March 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Collaboratory of Virginia at U-Turn, 2101 Maywill Street, Richmond. To register, visit www.lmronline.org/board-engagement.

Cheers to EveryDay Strong at Ardent

United Way is hosting a happy hour to chat about its new EveryDay Strong program, a series of workshops for parents and others designed to help them support kids in a way that makes them more resilient and feeds their emotional needs. Join Director of Community Impact Emily Watkins over a beer and light snacks at the Ardent Barrel Room in Scotts Addition on Wednesday, March 29 from 5-7 p.m. Register here.

Internship Hosts Wanted

For close to three decades, Partnership for the Future has been helping Richmond-area students not only go to college but graduate with minimal debt. A cornerstone of the organization’s program is providing summer internships to students – a win-win arrangement that gives students hands-on experience in the working world while giving employers ambitious young talent to mold and help train.

Think your business might be interested in serving as a Business Sponsor (aka internship host) this summer? You can find out more by attending a virtual information session on March 23 from 2-3 p.m. Register here.

BTW, mark your calendars for May 1. That’s when PFF will hold its annual Decision Day Celebration at which its 48 graduating seniors will announce where they will be attending college.

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