Event Calendar

Mar
30
Mon
Transitioning your Business to a Remote Workplace (VBSR Webinar) @ Remote
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In response to COVID-19, many businesses and organizations across Vermont are rapidly encouraging their employees to begin working remotely. From technology questions, to maintaining team collaboration, to effectively managing staff, there are many elements to consider when transitioning to a remote workplace.

On this webinar you’ll learn from NPI Technology Management who is deep in the midst of providing technology support to companies going remote, and hear best practices and tips for supporting and managing a remote team from Vermont business leaders.

 

Meet the presenter:

NPI LogoEric Hart is NPI’s chief executive and owner, and brings to the position more than 25 years in technology management with the company. Having designed, implemented and supported over 1,000 separate networks in his career, Eric has seen how excellence in technology investment and operations can be the fuel that powers business growth and success. He has particular experience in data communications and application performance, and extensive knowledge of security standards and infrastructure management. Eric holds several advanced certifications, and he consults about intellectual property protection and conducts security audits for IPC — the Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, a global trade organization

 

This webinar will be held via Zoom, and registration is required. Click here to register for this webinar.

Details on how to join the webinar at the scheduled time via your computer or by phone will be sent to you via email confirmation upon registering for this webinar. This webinar will be recorded and a link to view the webinar will be sent upon completion to all who registered for the event.

 

This webinar is free for VBSR members and $20 for non-members.

Apr
2
Thu
Webinar: How to Stay Connected AND Engaged in Remote Collaboration @ Remote
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Thursday, April 2nd at 12:30 pm EST: Free Webinar: How to Stay Connected AND Engaged in Remote Collaboration

In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn tools and frameworks for a holistic approach to remote collaborative management. We’ll share concrete processes to make your remote meetings participatory and efficient as well as tips for clarifying and aligning your work together in the face of change and crisis. Part of staying grounded during this time is incorporating both mind and body. You can expect a human approach to your virtual facilitation and much needed community support. Go to the link to register to attend and receive the recording.

Mastering Virtual Meetings, Webinars, and Remote Workshops (VBSR Webinar) @ Remote
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Click here to register for this webinar.

In the wake of the developing COVID-19 pandemic, many companies and organizations are rapidly transitioning their workplaces and services to operate completely remotely. Thus the need to move meetings, trainings, and conferences online has become more pressing than ever. How can you meet and train more effectively in the virtual world?

Join Andy Robinson and VBSR, as we discuss:

• Tools and techniques for facilitating remote meetings via Zoom and other platforms
• Why webinars fail — and how to fix them
• Tips for engaging remote meeting participants and learners
• When the group is together — and the trainer works remotely

Meet the presenter:

Andy Robinson PhotoAndy Robinson (www.andyrobinsononline.com) provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, facilitation, and train-the-trainer programs. He specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environmental conservation, and community development.
Over the past 25 years, Andy has worked with nonprofits in 47 US states and Canada. He is the author of six books, including Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money, www.trainyourboard.com. His latest is What Every Board Member Needs to Know, Do, and Avoid. When he’s not on the road, he lives in Plainfield, Vermont.

Andy has been a VBSR member for nearly two decades and has served the organization many times as a consultant and trainer.

This webinar will be held via Zoom, and registration is required. Click here to register for the webinar.

Details on how to join the webinar at the scheduled time via your computer or by phone will be sent to you via email confirmation upon registering for this webinar. This webinar will be recorded and a link to view the webinar will be sent upon completion to all who registered for the event.

 

This webinar is free for VBSR members and $20 for non-members.

Apr
7
Tue
COVID-19 Policy Resources for Nonprofits (VBSR & Common Good VT Webinar) @ Remote Zoom
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join VBSR and Common Good VT for a webinar reviewing the latest federal policy changes impacting Vermont’s nonprofit sector including emergency loan assistance, expanded unemployment benefits, and other significant measures that will help your nonprofit organization navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Meet the presenters:

Jordan Giaconia is the Public Policy Manager for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. An accomplished advocate and campaigner, Jordan joined VBSR in December 2019. He brings several years of experience shaping policy at the local, state, and national levels, most recently serving as Associate Director for Federal and Administrative Policy at the Sierra Club in Washington, DC. Jordan is committed to protecting the natural, economic, and human landscapes of the Green Mountain State and elevating the voices of Vermont’s leading businesses in Montpelier.

 

Morgan Webster is the Director of Common Good Vermont. Common Good Vermont serves as the “go-to” resource and advocate for all of Vermont’s mission-driven organizations to share resources, gain skills, and build partnerships. As Vermont’s member on the National Council of Nonprofits, Common Good Vermont advocates for the nonprofit sector at the state and federal level. To learn more visit www.commongoodvt.org.