Common Good Vermont announces the launch of a government grant & contracting survey for Vermont nonprofits to better understand the experience of nonprofits who contract with or receive grants from the state or federal government.
In Vermont, and across the country, nonprofit organizations have been increasingly called upon to provide what have been traditionally government services. In fact, nonprofits employ 1 in 7 Vermont workers, making the nonprofit sector the largest industry in the state after the government. However, an increasing workforce shortage has strained nonprofits’ abilities to provide essential services across Vermont and meet increasing needs.
That is why, at the request of increasing numbers of nonprofit organizations, Common Good Vermont is launching a statewide survey to assess the nonprofit experience with government contracting and the scope of the issue. Nonprofits will be asked to identify challenges they’ve experienced, any resulting impacts on service delivery, and policy solutions they would like to see.
Common Good Vermont Director Morgan Webster explains, “Nonprofits are vital lifelines for Vermonters and vulnerable communities. This Survey will provide essential information and data to help guide how we address increasing gaps in services and workforce challenges in our sector. We encourage all nonprofits who have or have considered applying for state or federal funding to complete this Survey.”
The survey will be open September 1st through September 23rd and is open to all 501(c)(3) organizations in Vermont. Your participation is needed!