October 2020
70 Years of Helping Hampton Roads

Have you seen our 2020 Annual Report? It is now available online and features the amazing nonprofits helping to make life better in the region.

The report chronicles the good work done by area nonprofits with the support of the community foundation in 2019 and its 70 year history of philanthropy. Read the report here.
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Tip of the Month:
How to Fundraise Successfully

Check out Fired-Up Fundraising and sign up for the free weekly e-newsletter produced by Gail Perry, an expert in innovative ways to raise funds for nonprofits. Here are three tips that Perry suggests nonprofits should do when fundraising:

1. You always need to say exactly how much you need to raise.
 
2. The specificity of your appeal triggers your donor’s generosity.

3. Always focus on the impact. It’s the most important part of the ask! 

Reminder: New Grant Opportunity Focuses on Race and the History of Race

In an effort to advance racial equity, nonprofits in South Hampton Roads are invited to apply for a new grant opportunity for programs on race and the history of race in the region.

These one-time grants are offered by Virginia Humanities in partnership with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation through a special initiative called "Beneath the Surface."

A workshop will be held October 22. The deadline to apply for the grant is December 1. To register for the workshops and to apply, visit VirginiaHumanities.org/grants.
Dates to Remember

Call-in Day for Nonprofits
November 5: Contact Gina Kelly at gkelly@hamptonroadscf.org to set up an appointment.

Training for Nonprofits
October 27 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.: Survey Development
November 10 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.: Logic Models: Powerful Tools for Change

Note: Our training classes are free. Visit hamptonroadscf.org/nonprofits for info.