New Virginia Volunteer Platform

ReImagineCVA, an interactive online platform that allows donors and volunteers to directly connect with and support community organizations in the Central Virginia region, will launch on Tuesday, March 30th, with a diverse and growing directory of over 200 nonprofits already participating in the initiative.

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) partnered with The United Way, The Equity Center, and Thriving Communities Group to create and manage ReImagineCVA as a comprehensive search-and-discover guide to the active nonprofits and community organizations doing important work in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange.

“The challenging events of the past year, ranging from the public health crisis to severe economic hardship to social justice inequities, have placed even more focus on the critical role that the nonprofit sector plays in building a thriving and just community,” said CNE Executive Director Cristine Nardi. “Many people are asking themselves ‘How do I make a difference starting today in the community I live in and love?’ Anyone who has ever wondered how to find meaningful ways to move beyond individual reaction to create real community transformation can find convenient and impactful connections through the ReImagineCVA platform.”

At the ReImagineCVA website, users can quickly locate specific community organization profiles that highlight the organization’s mission, impact, and giving opportunities as a direct way to connect the community to what organizations need right now – from products and supplies to donations to ways to volunteer through hands-on or skilled volunteering.

“One unique and very compelling feature of ReImagineCVA is the breadth of nonprofits participating in the platform, ranging from large and well-established to small and newly emerging, so that donors and community members can get a very comprehensive view of the many different types of organizations active in our region,” said Ben Allen, Executive Director of the Equity Center at the University of Virginia.

“ReImagineCVA will be a results-oriented central place for learning about and engaging with nonprofits and partner organizations, connecting nonprofits, volunteers, donors and the community directly and actively to one another,” Ravi Respeto, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Charlottesville. “We are still recruiting community organizations to join the ReImagineCVA directory and warmly welcome participation from organizations in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange.”

“With ReImagineCVA, the opportunity to get involved and make a difference is at your fingertips with a dynamic, online platform that will continue to evolve and develop in response to our community.” Micah Kessel, Thriving Communities Group.

If you are a member in the community with questions about getting engaged via ReImagineCVA, please contact Caroline Emerson,, at United Way. If you are a community organization and want to learn more about how to ensure your organization’s profile and needs are included, please contact Raquel Suarez,, at CNE. Let us know what this platform could do for you by using #ReImagineCVA on social media.