Connect. Collaborate. Contribute.

Discover what our business and nonprofit partners already know.
Networking with a purpose is simply a better way to create lasting, meaningful connections.

Synapse is a networking organization based in Richmond, Virginia that facilitates connections between businesses and nonprofit groups to foster community and economic development.


Synapse is unlike any other networking group you’ve experienced. Instead of bringing your business cards and passing them around to a select number of people in your group only, Synapse opens you up to a much wider audience of businesses – and here’s the kicker – nonprofit resources in multiple markets. That’s right. We’ve cracked the code on robust nonprofit and business partnership networking. No more transactional relationships. No more feeling successful only if you made a sale at the meeting. No more drab gray meeting days. Welcome to a refreshingly new approach that changes everything.

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When you attend a Synapse meeting, you can feel just how different we are – and not in an uh, oh way but in a heck yeah way! Our multiple meeting, multiple location calendar of events approach provides a framework – the connective tissue – that binds Synapse business and nonprofit members together, instilling a sense of community and higher purpose that you simply can’t find anywhere else.

Hub meetings, head-to-heads, socials, business and professional development seminars are all part of the Synapse experience. Can’t make a meeting on a particular day? That’s OK. We have dozens of opportunities every month to Connect, Collaborate and Contribute. Come explore your potential with us.

Attend one of our meetings today. We’re fun. We’re funky. We’re different. Networking with a purpose. Who would have thought that could work? We did.

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The only way to fully understand
Synapse networking is to experience it.

Attend up to three meetings for free so you can decide if we’re for you, although many of our enthusiastic members know almost from the moment they go to their first meeting that our inclusive, big tent approach fits both their business and personal growth goals.

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Our Business Partners

These companies are our lifelong partners whose efforts support our goals.

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