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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Using Data to tell your story 3-Part Series

Part I: April 10 - Surveys...The good, the bad, and the ugly!

Part II: April 17 - Hands-On Survey and Measurement Review

Part III: April 24 - Analyze and Implement, Feeding into Strategic Plan

Back by popular demand, this three-part series on all things data will be facilitated by Marclyn (Marcy) Porter. Program directors, grant writers and executive directors are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register, click here.




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.