Event Calendar

Smart Charitable Giving Strategies During a Pandemic @ Virtual
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

These are extraordinary times and the need for charitable giving is overwhelming. Learn how you can maximize your philanthropic efforts this year, and join us for our next virtual roundtable event: “Smart Charitable Giving Strategies During a Pandemic”.

Hosted by Michael L. Thompson, CAP®, AIF®, AEP® of Copper Leaf Financial and featuring Phil Tobin, Chairman/President of the Hudson, Ohio based iGiftFund and one of the true pioneers in the development of donor advised funds (DAFs). Phil’s 33 years of experience with DAFs is arguably the longest in the industry and throughout that time he has helped donors and their financial advisors establish over $4 billion in donor funds on virtually all custodial platforms. For more information about Phil and iGiftFund visit https://igiftfund.org/.

Attend this event and learn about Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRAs, Direct Gifts, DAFs, how to use a Designated Fund, Field of Interest Funds, Program Related Investments, and Private Foundations. Phil and Michael will discuss new ways of thinking about your giving, tools and strategies that have the greatest impact, and changes in the rules that all charitable donors should be aware of this season. GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on December 1, 2020. We’re looking forward to a lively and informative discussion.

VBSR is a statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens.

Equity 2.0: Deeper Learning with Dr. Pedro Noguera @ Online
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How do we ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning that draws upon their higher-order thinking abilities and provides them with the skills needed for college and careers? This is not one of the issues that education policy has focused on in recent years, but it should be. Access to deeper learning opportunities is a critical equity issue because too often, those we regard as less capable languish in classrooms where they are not sufficiently challenged or stimulated.

Dr. Noguera, Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, will focus on how to motivate and engage students through project-based learning and other strategies that foster deeper learning, particularly in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. The presentation will also describe strategies that have proven effective in advancing equity, and it will explore how programs can implement strategies to support staff to be more culturally responsive in their work with students.

The Science And Art Of Grant-Writing (A ZOOM Workshop)
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Science & Art of Grant-Writing provides concrete, practical guidance for preparing successful grant proposals. I will share strategies and tools to:

  • Organize proposals to meet funding criteria
  • Build compelling narratives  
  • Locate and use data effectively
  • Find grant opportunities
  • And more!

Participants should be comfortable expressing your ideas in writing. 

This workshop is hosted by the Stafford Technical Center. Cost is $159. Learn more and register HERE or contact Tracey Marsh at Stafford: 802.770.1178 or tracey.marsh@rcpsvt.org.