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

Get on Board: Embracing Diversity
October 28, 2017 | November 2, 2017

Chattanooga nonprofit organizations need and want to diversify their boards. There are members of our community who can contribute diverse perspectives and want to serve on boards. Join Venture Forward, in connection with Board Connector, want to bring the two groups together. Register now!

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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.