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

Rescheduled to January 25

Join us in celebrating your organization's 2017 successes at "CELEBRATE!," our annual networking and recognition breakfast.  This year's CELEBRATE! breakfast will be Thursday, January 25 from 8:00-9:30 am in the Community Room on the third floor of United Way. This is a change of venue due to the overwhelming response to this year's event.  “CELEBRATE!” is an informal opportunity for our members to network, celebrate the impact of our nonprofits and recognize organizational successes of the past year.  Attendees will leave this event with new collaborative partners and reinvigorated to continue great work in the New Year!  For complete details 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.