Event Calendar

The Science & Art of Grant-Writing
Feb 22 all-day
The Science & Art of Grant-Writing @ Rutland | Vermont | United States

This seminar provides concrete, practical guidance for preparing successful grant proposals. Participants learn to organize proposals, find and use pertinent facts and data and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. We discuss strategies to fully meet common grant application requirements, the importance of proposal appearance, how to get great letters of support and grant opportunity search strategies. You will learn to avoid common errors that keep many proposals from getting funded. Participants are welcome to come with actual proposal ideas. No experience necessary, but you should be comfortable expressing your ideas in writing.

Evaluation comments from ADL workshop participants:
“Super useful. Anne knows her stuff and is a positive and engaging teacher.”
“Your class was fantastic! I have told many, many people about it.”
“Anne has a wealth of knowledge and broke everything down in a way I could readily understand.”
Vermont Nonprofit Day @ Vermont State House
Feb 28 all-day
Vermont Nonprofit Day @ Vermont State House  | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Join nonprofit leaders and policymakers February 28th for Vermont Nonprofit Day at the Pavilion Auditorium and Vermont State House!

Vermont Nonprofit Day (formerly Vermont Legislative Day) provides a unique opportunity for nonprofits and community leaders to:
• Learn advocacy best practices from experienced lobbyists and Legislators
• Gain insight into current legislative issues
• Celebrate the strength and value of Vermont’s nonprofit sector
• Network with nonprofit colleagues, funders, legislative staff and influential people in the state!

This year’s event will include presentations and breakout discussions on:

  • State of Our Sector
  • Vermont Legislative Update
  • State Budget Process: Action Circles
  • Sector Recognition Awards
  • Tax Reform and Giving in Vermont
  • Special Luncheon: Census 2020 and Vermont’s Nonprofits

General tickets are $25.00 Per Person

Tickets including lunch and the Census 2020 presentation are $35.00 per person and include lunch

(Agenda coming soon…timing may adjust slightly due to policymaker schedules)

***This event will not be recorded***

Advanced Grant-Writing
Apr 19 all-day
Advanced Grant-Writing @ Rutland | Vermont | United States

Advanced Grant-Writing: Tackling the Tough Topics

Goals & Objectives; Outcomes & Evaluation; Building Budgets

This workshop is designed for those who have at least some proposal writing experience or have taken “The Science & Art of Grant-Writing.” We cover the “sticky issues” that are most challenging: translating project ideas into clear, measurable goals and objectives; determining outcomes to demonstrate you’ve attained project goals; designing effective, easy-to-implement evaluation strategies; and building realistic budgets (including the often-vexing match requirement). You may bring in a draft to share; we will use some examples from proposals-in-process.

VBSR’s 29th Annual Spring Conference @ TBD
May 15 all-day
VBSR’s 29th Annual Spring Conference @ TBD

Save the Date for the 29th Annual VBSR Spring Conference May 15th!

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.

Workshop proposals for the 2019 Spring Conference are now being accepted. Click here to learn more or to submit a proposal.

Sponsorships are available for the Spring Conference. Please contact Toby Aronson for more information.

Registration for the 2019 VBSR Spring Conference will open in March.

Breakthrough Leaders for Sustainable Food Systems Professional Certificate @ University of Vermont
May 20 – Jun 7 all-day

True leadership is about the capacity of people and communities to shape the futures they desire. Our innovative 3-week online and on-campus cross-disciplinary program develops visionary leaders by offering solutions to the social, environmental, diet, and health impacts of our food system.

The University of Vermont is a recognized leader in the food systems movement, providing you with unique access to hands-on learning and collaboration with scholars, activists, leaders, and professionals in the field. We take you on a journey through every step of the interconnected food system.

Learn more about UVM Continuing and Distance Education