2023 Year in Review
Happy New Year! Before we rush into planning 2024, here's a look back at all of the ways you engaged with SHARE Greater Lynchburg in 2023!
SHARE Greater Lynchburg celebrated its third anniversary on October 12, 2023. We exist to Magnify, Equip and Connect the nonprofit sector and do so as a program of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (GLCF). We are honored to be the access and equity arm of the GLCF.
SHAREGreaterLynchburg.org features 168 nonprofit organizations, 70-100 volunteer opportunities and 80-100 events (depending upon the season). We have wish lists available for every nonprofit partner to feature much needed items. A weekly blog highlights different nonprofit partners and seasonal campaigns can be found on the site. These include National Volunteer Month, Summer Camps & Youth Programs, the Do Good Work nonprofit jobs page and our Giving Tuesday GIVE GOOD campaign.
Our Spring Mixer at the Lynchburg Hillcats stadium in March saw 60 attendees and kicked off their Community Champions Fundraising Program to partner with local nonprofit organizations to sell tickets as a fundraiser. The Hillcats welcomed over 100,000 people to the ballpark this season. Their attendance grew by around 10,000 fans this year compared to last year. The nonprofit sector has significant “people power” and contributed greatly to this growth!
Our Tuesday morning segment on The Mike Show/Radio434.com has interviewed and featured 48 different nonprofit partners. Those interviews are broadcast on digital radio, a podcast and on Facebook and we pivot them into feature articles in our Thursday e-newsletter. Our University of Lynchburg Bonner Leader intern Alyssa Wilson works hard to pull these features and newsletters together. She worked for 10-12 hours every week during the spring and fall semesters.
Our Board 101 Course, in collaboration with the Central Virginia Academy for Nonprofit Excellence (CVANE) and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (LRBA), sponsored by Centra, trained 20 new board members.
SHARE played a key role in organizing the July LRBA Nonprofit Summit and identifying and recruiting the keynote speaker Suzanne Smith from a SHARE Charlotte recommendation and relationship. We had a record 150 registrants attend to learn and connect.