VCET Weekly Update

Save the Dates: VCET Partner Meetings

We are less than a month away from VCET’s next partner meeting. It will take place at VCET’s Richmond office (1705 E. Main St., Richmond, VA) on July 17th, 2019 from 1 PM – 3 PM. An agenda will be shared on a date closer to the meeting. The following partner meetings will be on September 19th and December 17th at the same time and location. Please save the dates and plan to attend.

Career Opportunity: Executive Director

VCET is looking to hire an Executive Director. This position will provide leadership for the organization’s 501(c)(3) programming and the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project, which is an affiliated 501(c)(4). An ideal candidate has experience in both 501(c)(3 and 501(c)(4) with the abilities to facilitate collective actions between partner organizations, build organizational capacity through fundraising and manage administrative functions. See more about this position and find out how to apply here.

Tips and Strategies for Marketing Your Next Fundraiser

The promotion of fundraisers is a key aspect to hosting such events. The Nonprofit Library released a guide with tips and strategies for marketing your next fundraiser. It includes messaging methods, effective marketing techniques and simple ways to use Facebook. Click here to download the guide.

You’re Invited: VAPLP Cohort 6 Graduation

We welcome you to join us in celebrating the graduation of VAPLP Cohort 6. Graduation will be from 2 PM – 4 PM on June 30th at Christopher Newport University (1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606). A full lunch will be served and we are honored to have Jessica Byrd, Founder of 3-Point Strategies, as the guest speaker. Come celebrate with us and help fill the room with like-minded progressives to show the new cohort there is a strong group of leaders in VA ready to support and collaborate with them. RSVP here.

Data Tip of the Week

???? VAN Downtime Announcement: Sunday, June 23, 2019

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, VAN will be down for scheduled maintenance. Read the full article here.

VAN Improvements to Create-A-List “Is Cell?” Feature, MiniVAN Data Attribution, and more

Check out the latest in VAN improvements and updates here.

2019 Non-Profit Guide to Hacking Social Media
The NGP Everyaction team put together a non-profit guide to hacking social media.  Find out tips on how long a post should be, what makes the best photo to post, growing your following, and more.  Read the full article here.
VCET Support Helpdesk
To access the articles listed in the weekly Data Tips and to submit support requests, please use our VCET Support ticketing system (, found here.
Learn How to  Sign Up & Use the VCET Support Helpdesk
To learn how to sign up and use the new VCET Support ticketing system, please watch this brief How-To video.
After signing up and creating a user account (it’s quick and easy) the VCET Support helpdesk, you can create new tickets and track existing ones.
State Voices LIVE Data Tools Training
Virtual Phone Bank
Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 pm
Learn how to set up and use VAN’s virtual phone bank, a free computer-based method for running phone banks without printing paper lists.
VAN On-demand Video Training
On-demand VAN training is a great resource when onboarding new volunteers and staff members.  It’s a great tool to use for refresher training for current staff and volunteers.
???? NEW: Hustle On-demand Video Training
Training new staff or accessing refresher lessons is now a click away with Hustle’s on-demand walkthrough videos.
Please let me know if you have any questions,

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