Our Mission:

we inspire and spark positive momentum for nonprofits and the community


Venture Forward strengthens nonprofits and our community by sharing information, providing training and professional development and encouraging collaboration.

We serve nonprofit staff, volunteers and boards, seeking to engage with the sector. We understand the need for nonprofits to optimize time and resources.  We provide services that are the right fit for our nonprofit community.



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Interested in working in the nonprofit sector? View a list of current job openings on our Job Board. 

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events & Training

Venture Forward's workshops and events provide professional development opportunities for staff and board members.

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Featured Event

At the September TVI conference, keynote speaker Dan Pallotta, promoted compensating nonprofit CEOs as part of his message about the unfair field advantage nonprofits face with the overhead myth. Join James L. Catanzaro, Jr. to learn how board members can ensure they stay in line with the market and not raise any red flags with the IRS in regards to compensating the CEO. For complete details and to register, click here.

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What Every Board Member Should Know:
A Guidebook for Tennessee Nonprofits
Now available!  

This guidebook was created by Venture Forward in partnership with the Tennessee Secretary of State to enable nonprofit board members to understand the legal duties associated with Board Service.