Event Calendar

Action Circles Webinar: Vermont Budget Process @ Webinar
Dec 19 @ 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Understanding the budget process is key to attaining or defending State funding through the Legislature, and to getting legislation passed that requires funding. In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn fun facts about Vermont’s budget process
  • Learn what the process is and when and how you can get involved to advocate for your funding
  • Understand why we recommend you “do all the things”
  • Find out how the decisions are made and who makes them
  • Find out how to get information about the budget
  • Get some tips for talking with legislators about your platform and request


Webinar: How to Facilitate Collaborative Strategic Planning @ Zoom
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Just in time for the New Year, Round Sky Solutions is offering a free webinar! Strategic Planning. The big two words. Our collaboratively managed teams must do this in a special way to maximize our capacity for the year ahead. AND, in today’s world, we need to be able to review and shift our strategic plans nimbly.

Make 2019 the year of strategy, and direct your energy to what really needs attention. In the frenzy of the information age, you’re likely pulled in so many directions, which can make it easy to lose the importance of your priorities.

In this webinar, they will walk you through a collaborative strategic planning method that you can explore with your team to keep you aligned to your goals and visions. Register today to attend this free webinar!

Certificate in Fundraising and Development
Jan 2 all-day
Certificate in Fundraising and Development @ Barre | Vermont | United States

Deadline to Apply 1/2/2019

Are you frustrated by fundraising? Looking for the confidence, knowledge, and skill necessary to strengthen your organization’s development program? Join us to grow your fundraising superpowers and build your nonprofit’s impact!

Specially designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits, this nine-month program will demystify and destigmatize fundraising and build your skills in all areas of development. You will learn in a collaborative and hands-on environment consisting of interactive trainings, peer learning circles, and individualized coaching. Apply today.

Six full days of in-person training, nine online facilitated peer learning sessions, plus 2-4 hours of one-on-one coaching with our expert trainer.

Feb-June 2019: Each month you will participate in a full-day face-to-face workshop and a facilitated peer-learning call, for a total of six workshops and six peer learning calls. In person workshops will be on the second Tuesday of each month: Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14, June 11.

July-August 2019: You will build your organizational Development Plan with the help of our coaches during these summer months.

September 2019: Final session to share and launch our Development Plans and celebrate our hard work and successes.

Monthly in-person trainings will take place in Barre, Vermont at the Downstreet Community Space.

Our Development and Fundraising Certificate Program is specially developed for leaders, staff members, and volunteers at small and mid-sized nonprofits who are interested in making long-term improvements in their ability to raise funds and develop ongoing relationships with donors. There are great benefits to bringing a team; we welcome more than one participant from your organization and encourage your executive director to attend.

Learn more and apply!