The Central Virginia Academy for Non-profit Excellence (CVANE) is committed to equipping non-profit professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to cultivate thriving organizations. Take a look at our current class offerings below.

Register and pay by:

  • Option 1: Registering using the registration form on the individual event pages; you will be able to make payment via Paypal* or mail-in check.
    (*Paypal account not necessary when using that payment method- a debit/credit card can be used).
  • Option 2: Printing, filling in, and mailing the downloadable registration form with your check;

Networking Luncheon are typically $15 each, and most classes cost $49.00 each unless otherwise indicated.

Calendar 2017-2018

Fundraising opportunity for local non-profits:

Liberty University Athletics invites local non-profits to sell tickets to home football games this fall; non-profits will be able to keep $2 from every ticket sold, obtain tickets on consignment, and have no obligation to buy them. 
LU has six home game this fall. They will not do any separate promotion of agencies.
If an agency sells 100 tickets, LU will allow the group to have an info table on the concourse, and if an agency sells 50 tickets, it can have a tailgating spot.

They also have suites available, but they are not cheap. The cost is $5,000 per game, and includes 16 tickets, catering for 16, and 4 parking passes. Others at LU handle those.

Several agencies can sell tickets for the same game. See for more about the team.

For more information, email or call:

Robert Goodman

Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Ticket Sales

Athletics Administration

rlgoodman [at] liberty [dot] edu

(434) 592-5099 – Office

(804) 833-1859 – Cell

Board 101- Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Does your nonprofit board sometimes lack coordination and direction?  This course, for new and experienced board members, provides an overview of nonprofit board priorities and best practices and provides specific tools that can be applied to any nonprofit. Board Presidents and Executive Directors are encouraged to attend together as your organization will flourish when these two roles are well-coordinated.  With Alyson Ball,

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Networking Lunch- Friday,  September  29, 2017

12:00, speaker 12:30-1:00

“Leading Change in Complex Organizations: a case study of emergent leadership in a changing organization and how each member of the group has the ability to positively affect outcomes.”

Dr. Michael Bonnette

Networking Lunch & Speaker- Friday, October 27, 2017  

Lunch 12:00, speaker 12:30-1:00

“Social Media & Crisis Messaging: Authoring an Effective Holding Statement” with Dr. Jeremy Langett

990s- Thursday,  November 16, 2017  


“How to Conduct a Form 990 Review With Your Board” with Dr. David Murphy    

Holiday Social- Thursday, November 30, 2017


At the Dahlia downstairs

Networking Lunch & Speaker- Friday,  January 26, 2018   

Lunch 12:00, speaker 12:30-1:00

Speaker TBD

Grantwriting Skills- Friday, February 23, 2017


Grantwriting Skills, by Dr. Jimmy Roux

Networking Lunch & Speaker- Friday,  March 30, 2018   

11 am speaker, 12:30-1:30 networking lunch

“Supporting staff with needs related to stress, burnout, and self-care” -Dr. Sharon Foreman

Networking Lunch & Speaker- Friday,  April 27, 2018

 Networking lunch 12:00, speaker 12:30-1:00

“Middle manager roles and responsibilities” -Dr. James Mundy

Conflict Management- Friday, May 25, 2018  


Conflict management skill development, with Dr. Jimmy Roux