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

We all know we should have a succession plan in place, but how do we start? Learn from three organizations who have a plan or are in the process of planning right now. Representatives from the Northside Neighborhood House, Signal Centers, and Tennessee Aquarium will share how they have identified the critical positions within their organizations and how they designed a plan B and C if those individuals were gone tomorrow. You will walk away with the tools your organization needs to get started. 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.