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Dulles Greenway Lends Helping Hand to Loudoun Hunger Relief

Employees of the Dulles Greenway dedicated their work day today to feeding their neighbors.

First, they presented a check for $6,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief, the county’s largest food pantry. Then, they rolled up their sleeves and helped the food pantry team deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to families at the Sterling Library.

NEW! NAMI Family-to-Family Class

11-week Class: Herndon. Registration Open–classes fill quickly! For adult family member (18+) (More than one family member per family is welcome to attend and is encouraged.) Location: Herndon, VA 20171 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm.  Meets: Thursdays, Sep 6th – Nov 15th, 2018.

FIVE MYTHS ABOUT NON-PROFIT VOLUNTEERS Getting the right people who will give you their best

Fear not! Volunteers can be very effective, if you understand them and choose the right approach. There are some big misconceptions, however, and they need to be corrected if you’re going to get the most out of your uncompensated help. Below are five big myths about volunteers commonly accepted by non-profits, and they stand in the way of success.

June Stay Connected Newsletter for Connect Northern Virginia

Welcome to Connect Northern Virginia’s Stay Connected newsletter!

Connect Northern Virginia can help you easily identify with and connect to community resources and services – All in One Place. We believe helping connect businesses, nonprofits, local governments, educational organizations and individuals seeking services or wanting to get involved will lead to stronger and more supportive communities.

Sonabank Creates Community Believers Program to Support Nonprofits

Sonabank Creates Community Believers Program to Support Nonprofits
“Nonprofit organizations are improving the quality of life for individuals and families in our communities.”

The Community Believers initiative evolved from Sonabank’s desire to build and maintain strong partnerships with nonprofits in communities, such as Northern Virginia, where the bank is located.

“As a result of that in-depth research, we developed the Community Believers program of financial products, tools and resources to demonstrate that we understand their world and we support what they are doing” said Joe A. Shearin, CEO of Sonabank.

With no fee to enroll, nonprofits will receive many benefits, such as a dedicated Website and Exclusive Resources: At, participants can post volunteer positions and event calendar details, access a members-only directory to collaborate with other nonprofits and share information, cross-promote volunteer opportunities with Sonabank employees, request use of Sonabank conference rooms for meetings during banking hours, meet with consulting and human resources professionals at Sonabank, and more.

In addition to the benefits and services listed above, Sonabank’s local offices will select a “Nonprofit of the Month” to feature in various ways at the branch, providing an opportunity to connect the nonprofit with the bank’s employees and customers.

Read more about benefits to nonprofits with Community Believers

Franklin Park Arts Center Kicks Off 10th Season of Summer Events

June 15, 2018
By Christian Thompson

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since the Franklin Park Arts Center officially opened the doors.

How things have changed since then! Back in those days, the world at-large was still in the throes of the Great Recession, MySpace still boasted more members than the scrappy upstart Facebook, and a little-known Senator from Illinois had yet to break down racial barriers to become the country’s first African American president.