Event Calendar

Shared Prosperity, Tools for Healthy Communities @ VSECU
Oct 22 all-day

Join VBSR for the second Measure What Matters workshop “Shared Prosperity, Tools for Healthy Communities” on October 22 in Montpelier. This workshop will focus on Community. Learn how to draft Mission/Vision/Value statements, how to strategically engage your community in advocating for social and environmental standards, how to invest in your local community with meaningful impact, how to help employees engage in the community, and more. Attendees will hear about many successful initiatives from local businesses and leave this workshop with ready-to-use tools and a road map for improvement at your organization.

VBSR’s Measure What Matters workshop series is your opportunity to learn from some of the best companies in New England, see how you measure up against industry leaders, and find new ways to improve your business operations. Workshop attendees will leave with ready-to-use tools for change and an expanded network of professionals who believe in business as a power for good! Modeled after the B-Corp Impact Assessment, this new series will help members to better support their communities, reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and to create the best workplace for their employees. Join us for a single workshop or two or the entire series. With a multi-workshop registration, different employees in your organization can attend different workshops. Workshops are available for VBSR and NHBSR members only, with 50% discounts for Champion Members and 25% discounts for Gold Members.

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VBSR Fall Program – Onramps, Upramps and Offramps
Oct 30 all-day

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Join more than 150 Vermont business people October 30 for VBSR’s Fall Program ”Onramps, Upramps and Offramps: Developing Talent on the Road to Social Responsibility” at the Killington Grand Hotel. You will gain new tools for unbiased recruiting, offering benefits to support retention, developing employee leadership skills, and much more!

Thanks to our story slam sponsor VELCO, we will begin the event with a story slam featuring three inspiring stories about the personal and professional journeys from local business leaders, Mark Redmond Executive Director of Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Michele Morris, Director of Outreach & Communications at CSWD and Anna Nassett, Founder of Stand Up Resources.

Throughout this half-day conference you will attend workshops focused on unbiased recruiting, leadership development, avoiding burnout, offering the best benefits for your employees, how to effectively manage and improve employee performance and engagement and helping make sure the right employees are in the right roles within your organization.

The program ends with a networking reception sponsored by FarVision Consulting where you can keep the conversation going by sharing the days lessons with new friends and colleagues.

Webinar: Find Your Flock with Fun Events  w/ Action Circles @ Webinar
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
10/30 12 PM : Find Your Flock with Fun Events  w/ Action Circles Fun Events are the first step in the Action Circles Model of Organizing. Fun Events are FUN and will help you find people who are interested in your issue and plug them into your campaign. Although these events require a fair amount of up front work, they pay off in a solid group of people who want to be involved in your work. This workshop is best for people who are responsible for organizing people for a specific cause or group. After this workshop, participants will know:
  • The key elements of an organizing event
  • How to create a workplan to get everything done on time
  • How to get people to come to the event
  • How to get people to sign up while at the event
  • How to design the event so people want to come back for another
  • How to get help to get it all done
Conferences that Make a Difference (Washington Nonprofits Partnership Webinar) @ Webinar
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Use the Vermont Nonprofit Discount Code: CGVT

You organize conferences. You spend considerable time scheduling speakers and managing logistics. You want people to come, have a good experience, and feel connected to your organization. But how do you know you made a difference? How do you make sure that the people who attend your conference are able to do their work differently because they invested time and money in your event? How do you use your conference to move the needle on some important issue facing your organization or sector?


Join learning experts Nancy Bacon and Mark Nilles as they walk through the four elements of conference design:

  • Strategy and overall approach
  • Pre-conference activities
  • The big day: Deliver a day that makes a difference
  • Make it stick: Post-conference activities

At the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a conference can fit into your organization’s strategy
  • Name several ways that you can get attendees ready to learn before the conference begins
  • Support your speakers to deliver excellent workshops
  • Describe how to build in opportunities for networking and reflection
  • Explain ways to “boost” learning after the conference

We will share practical advice based on implementing and advising on conferences big and small. We will show you how to use tools that we have honed through past conferences. We will leave you ready to deliver learningful conferences for the people you serve.

This webinar is designed for people who organize conferences for membership organizations or associations. It is also appropriate for people who regularly speak at conferences.

VBSR’s 30th Annual Spring Conference (Save the Date)
May 13 all-day

Throughout the day, you will engage in workshops designed to help CSR-minded professionals find new opportunities through values-led work. Attendees will enjoy a localvore menu, visit with 40+ exhibitors, and enjoy a cocktail reception and networking opportunities with more than 300 forward-thinking business professionals.