Morgan Webster, Director of Common Good Vermont
When I was 16, I wrote my first grant as part of United Way of Windham County’s Youth Initiated Grants Program. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it sparked a lifelong journey and passion for nonprofit work. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College in 2009, I returned to Vermont and have served in various nonprofit roles in nonprofit management, capacity building, events management and strategic communications.
As Director of Common Good Vermont (a recently merged program of UWNWVT), I manage the overall operations and planning of Vermont’s “go-to” resource for nonprofit professionals to share resources, gain skills, and build partnerships.
I hold a master’s degree in Mission-Driven Management with a focus in Nonprofit Leadership. I have completed two graduate certificates from Marlboro Graduate School in Nonprofit Management and Training, Facilitation and Consulting.
My fiancé and I currently reside in Essex Junction. On the weekends, we enjoy getting to know Vermont’s communities while exploring museums, antique shops, bookstores and coffee shops.
Emma Paradis, Program Associate
I came to Common Good VT (a program of UWNWVT serving Vermont nonprofits) after graduating from UVM’s Master of Public Administration program. In my role as Program Associate, I support the administration, advocacy, and programing of CGVT. With a background in food systems, community organizing, and non-profits, I am excited to be working for an organization whose mission and values align so closely with my own.
When I’m not working for CGVT, I work part-time as the Operations Director for Rural Vermont, a non-profit farmer advocacy organization, and sit on the boards of two farm-based education programs.
I live in Barre, VT with my fiancé and in my spare time, I enjoy gardening, crosswords, cooking, and getting outside.