Southside Community Partners supports a broad number of organizations and individuals serving the Southside community. Through our programs, nonprofits leaders and managers gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to improve their governance, management, and funding of their organizations which leads to improved quality of services in the region. Hear from those organizations and individuals in their own words:
"I view Southside Community Partners as a valuable and contributing asset to Southside Virginia. As an advocate for nonprofits throughout the region, the organization provides information, training and networking opportunities for all who wish to provide service to those in need."
Dr. James B. McNeer, President, Richard Bland College
"Connecting Jackson-Feild Homes with Virginia State University was much appreciated. We posted our intern position on Tuesday and had six resumes by Wednesday. Thank you for providing Considering an Internship Program, this learning and engagement opportunity was very helpful.
Tod Balsbaugh, Director of Development, Jackson-Feild Homes
"As the development and media relations person for my small Red Cross chapter in Hopewell, I have come to depend on Southside Community Partners' Nonprofit Resource Center as a reliable source for current information on all aspects of the nonprofit industry. I regularly use the Foundation Center Directory Online database, the extensive center collection, and on-on-one consultation with staff members - all at no cost! Southside Community Partners perfectly illustrates the fundamental principle hat when community groups collaborate to educate, build capacity and deliver services, all will benefit."
Martha Vick, Development Officer, Hopewell-Prince George Red Cross
"Southside Community Partners has bee the core of our organization's success. I came through the doors with an idea of what was needed to start a nonprofit and left with a detailed plan - from board development to getting our 501(c)3 status. We are thankful to be able to access the Nonprofit Resource Center and highly recommend that anyone starting a nonprofit organization utilize the center as it has made a huge impact on our business."
Christine Lomax, Chair, F.A.B. "Females At Best"
"When the Crater Planning District Commission needed to "get the word out" about an upcoming Child Care Summit, we contacted Southside Community Partners. Through ConnectSouthside.org's communication outreach streams, the upcoming event's agenda was shared throughout the Southside region and we had a standing room only turnout. It is truly valuable to have such a professional, community-focused organization locally."
Denny Morris, Executive Director, Crater Planning District
"A few years ago, the officers and board members of Alamo Recovery Center realized a need to improve and expand our efforts. The question was how to do it? Through the educational services Southside Community Provides to nonprofits in the community, we have since learned a great deal. We have a long way to go in becoming the kind of agency we intend to be and the work is ours to do, but with the resources made available to us through Southside Community Partners we are confident of success."
Tom Fitzgerald, President, Alamo Recover Center
"The Nonprofit Resource Center is an extremely valuable tool - it provides me with a space to conduct focused fund development research on my own, in private, and without interruption. During the past year, we received a $15,000 grant to fund ElderHomes Renew Crew volunteer program from funding research conducted at the center."
Anne McNeal, Director of Fund Development & Compliance Monitoring, ElderHomes
"Southside Community Partners has been invaluable to me. As a woman starting a new business in my mid-fifties, I have had the opportunity to gain the knowledge necessary to successfully transition to a new career. My skills have grown as a direct result of the learning opportunities and resources available. Without this help, I would not have had the knowledge or the confidence to move forward into a new venture."
Diane Merryman, Grant Writing & Program Development Consultant
"We emailed the specialty email group for statewide preservation issues and asked citizens to email and/or attend a public meeting to show support of an easement. In just three days, residents of Southside rallied on Battersea's behalf by contacting City Council and speaking at public hearing. As a result, the Petersburg City Council voted unanimously for the conservation easement."
Tempy Barbru, Executive Director, Battersea Inc
"The Learning & Leadership workshops are so helpful. What a gift to our community! You folks do a great job of organizing and presenting."
Patricia Hale, Rotary Club of Prince George County