What We Do
Northern Neck Connection's mission is to strengthen our community and enhance nonprofit development.
Our purpose is to serve as a catalyst for communication and interaction among our nonprofit organizations, government, businesses and individuals.
Northern Neck Connection is an online resource that promotes community information and interaction. The website connects citizens with more than 400 nonprofit and civic organizations in the Northern Neck area and encourages the public to engage with a variety of social concerns including education, arts and culture, health, human needs, economic development, seniors and public safety, among others. Northern Neck Connection helps local groups communicate with area residents about their missions and to publicize their events, volunteer opportunities, job openings, and other information so that people can easily find the services they need or discover ways to get involved in community affairs. We believe that by helping nonprofits work effectively and by advocating a culture of philanthropic support, the Northern Neck can be a stronger community with enhanced economic stability and high quality of life.
Our Services are free and open to all citizens, and include:
- Email Communication Groups
- Job Finder
- Community Calendar
- Volunteer Match
- Community Wish List
- Community Resource Forum
- Local Nonprofit Profiles & Services
- Funding & Training Opportunities
- Weekly Newsletter
For additional information on our history and services, click here for a Fact Sheet (in pdf format).
Our Benefits are both simple and systemic. Simple email announcements may include news of upcoming events, giveaways, advocacy alerts, job postings and volunteer opportunities. Broader benefits are achieved by providing the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula community a platform to:
- Strengthen organizational capacity of nonprofit organizations;
- Funnel citizens to opportunities for civic engagement;
- Foster connections within the nonprofit sector as well as business and government; and
- Create awareness of local concerns and generate collective action to improve the lives of all citizens.