Nonprofit organizations provide opportunities
for people to make a difference. From barn raisings on the American
our present day nonprofit hospitals, human services organizations,
schools, museums and advocacy groups, Americans have worked together
to address community needs. It is the nonprofits hat step in
to help when government and the for-profit business sectors are
unwilling or unable. Nonprofit organizations bring stability,
comfort and opportunities for growth as they engage in the work
that "changes people's lives."
In 2002 with the help
of grant support from the Jesse Ball duPont Fund, we were formed:
- to provide training and education programs
to help nonprofits be more effective operationally,
- to help the
public and nonprofit organizations understand their value
to society and their strength as a sector and
- to create a more supportive
policy environment in which nonprofit organizations can operate.
Since it is the only organization of
its kind in Virginia and because of its central location in Virginia’s
Capital, the Nonprofit Enterprise Institute will serve as a focal
point, resource and
support center for all Virginia nonprofits. Our main goal is to
ensure a strong nonprofit sector.