VT Nonprofit 2022 Legislative Warm-Up

Date(s) - December 15, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fee: $25
Register at: Register Below

It may be cooling down outside, but we are warming up for this legislative session…

Join Common Good Vermont (virtually) on December 15th to warm up for the 2022 legislative session. We’ll share policy updates from the state and national level, glean insights from a panel of key policy makers, and hone our skills with two Action Circles advocacy trainings led by Amy Shollenberger.  All are welcome and no advocacy experience is required!

This is a great opportunity to ask questions, hear what others are working on, and to connect with nonprofit colleagues.  Can’t make it? You can still register to receive the recording!


9:00 – 10:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Morgan Webster, Common Good Vermont
  • Jesse Bridges, United Way of Northwest Vermont
  • David L. Thompson & Jessica Mendieta, National Council of Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Advocacy Agenda & Priorities

Midday Trainings with Action Circles

10:00 – 11:00 Training 1: Introduction to Nonprofit Advocacy (in a Hybrid World)

Lunch Break 11 am – 12 pm

12:00 – 12:55 Training 2: Federal Money and the State Budget Process

1:00 – 2:00 2022 Legislative Session Policymaker Panel Discussion 

  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale (pre-recorded message)
  • Sen. Becca Balint
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser
  • Rep. Charlie Kimbell

Action Circles Advocacy Trainings for Nonprofits:

  1. Introduction to Nonprofit Advocacy (in a Hybrid World):
    Remote meetings have dominated the way business is done by legislators in the past year and a half, but in-person meetings are becoming more common again as we move from crisis to recovery. From the State House to online systems, learn some techniques to maximize the efficacy of your advocacy in a “hybrid” world.
  2. Federal Money and the State Budget Process:
    Understanding the budget process is key to getting legislation passed that requires funding, and the influx of federal funds due to the covid pandemic has created an unprecedented opportunity of available one-time funds for the budgeting process. In this webinar, you will learn what the Vermont budget process is and how/when you can get involved to advocate for specific funding requests. Participants will get an overview of the federal money that has come to Vermont in the past year and a half, how decisions are made, and who makes them. By the end of the webinar, you will have tips for talking with legislators about your funding request, as well as an understanding of why we recommend you “do all the things” (and what those things are) for policy goals that include state funding.

Please take a few minutes to complete CGVT’s 2022 Advocacy Survey!

Whether you are able to join us on December 15th or not, please let us know how CGVT can support your organization this session AND share about your experiences to inform our advocacy around policy issues impacting nonprofits.

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Note: The Zoom link for this event will NOT be included in the registration confirmation email.  Please look for an email the week of the event and email [email protected] with any questions.


Bookings are closed for this event.