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.



This year’s conference theme is Bold Social Impact and will feature a keynote address from Dan Pallotta, a nationally acclaimed speaker and author of Uncharitable.  Breakout sessions will feature nonprofit organizations who have demonstrated Bold Social Impact.


As a result of popular demand, Venture Forward and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southeast Chapter are bringing Dan Pallotta back to Chattanooga for our annual "Bold Social Impact" nonprofit conference, this time an ENTIRE day of training. 

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Dan Pallotta will be conducting a full day of “Bolder Board Training” at the Chattanooga Convention Center.   

This is not your average training. The training is for board members and staff who are serious about leading their organizations into a bold future.

Venture Forward/United Way members - Individual ticket $200, table $1600 (which brings the ticket down to $150)

Non-Venture Forward/United Way members - Individual ticket $250, table $2000.

Register here. 


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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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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.