Featured Community Event:


Make-a-Mark Chattanooga Make-a-Thon

We’re back Chatt! The Chattanooga Make-a-Thon is back for another round.

Last year we kicked off the inaugural Make a Mark Chattanooga Make-a-Thon by working with over 60 makers and volunteers and 14 nonprofits across the city.

This year, we are back with new ideas and excitement on how we can better serve the city and assist those working to make significant change thanks to the support of Causeway, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and our other generous sponsors.

The Chattanooga Make-a-Thon is a design, development and marketing make-a-thon benefitting Chattanooga's nonprofits. The event will be held on September 29, 2018 on Floor Five of The Edney and will include lots of snacks and surprises, a learning lounge for nonprofits and drinks and demos to end the day. 

Read more on our blog or head over to our website to apply now. Submissions are open until July 13th.

Training & Events

Professional DEvelopment Opportunities

Balancing the right mix of theory and practical application, Venture Forward's training classes provide affordable professional development opportunities for both staff and board members.

Training topics include:

  • Board Development
  • Financial Management
  • Fund Development
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Technology & Database Management
  • Volunteer Management

Need a specific training that is not currently scheduled? Need a training class customized for your board or your staff? Call Venture Forward and ask about customized training programs.


To register, find the session you are interested in attending on our Training Calendar, open the event, and click "Register."    

Fees & Payment 

At Venture Forward, it is our goal to provide quality, affordable training and professional development to the nonprofit community.  Venture Forward members receive discounts on fees for training sessions, and membership is available to nonprofit organizations, individuals, students, and affiliate business members.  

Payment is due at the time of registration, unless otherwise arranged.  Venture Forward processes online payments through PayPal and all major credit cards. If you have any questions, contact Rachael Horn.  

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations must be made at least one working day (24 hours) prior to the event in order to avoid being charged.  You will be refunded for your payment or provided with full credit toward another training session.  No refunds or credits will be given for late cancellations or no-shows.

Venture Forward reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time. Should we cancel, participants may choose to receive either a full refund or a credit toward another training session.  If there is inclement weather, check the front page of our website to see if classes are cancelled.  


Unless otherwise noted, training is held at Venture Forward in the United Way of Greater Chattanooga building located at 630 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.