The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads will present "The Changing Face of Philanthropy" on Jan. 24.
The workshop to be held in two locations will look at different aspects of fundraising, including how to use the Internet and how to reach the group of young givers called the Millennials.
The workshop is based on articles presented in the June 2012 issue of "Virginia Business." Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News.
In "The Generous Virginia Project — the Next Wave of Givers," Robert S. Rycroft, professor of economics at the University of Mary Washington, will examine who will replace nonprofits' aging contributors. Melina Davis-Martin founder and executive vice-president of Strategic Partnerships and the website, PlanG Holdings, will look at using the Internet to raise funds.
Cost is $15 for alliance members and $25 for non-members. To register, call 757-889-9479 or go online to http://www.culturalli.org.
Virginia Symphony is one of six orchestras nationwide to receive a $5,500 2012-2013 MetLife Governance Grant for Board Development from the League of American Orchestras. The grants provide financial support to strengthen board practices.
Board Chairwoman Jane Short says the grant is timely because the symphony board is about to begin "redefining the mission and vision of the organization." The funds will support a board retreat to discuss strategic planning.
The five other orchestras honored are Adrian Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Central Illinois Youth Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, and Venice Symphony.
David Nicholson can be reached by calling 757-247-4794 or online at dbnicholson@dailypress com.