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.



Grant Information Sessions

Almost a year ago, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga held their first focus group to identify the most pressing challenges faced by our community. What they learned inspired them to think deeper about grantmaking strategies. They have spent the last four months working with social service professionals, thought leaders, and nonprofit executives to design a grantmaking process that will strengthen the capacity of the organizations serving Chattanooga's most vulnerable neighbors.

YOU ARE INVITED to learn more about their new strategies and grant process at one of three upcoming grant information sessions.  Register by clicking the button below and encourage others who might be interested to attend.

Venture Forward is excited to attend these sessions in order to discuss how me might partner to create opportunity for ALL.


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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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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.