What do you think? Responding to Seven Days “Give and Take” Nonprofit Series

CNBC recently recognized Vermont as the best place to live in the United States–due in large part to the vital work of Vermont’s nonprofits. Affordable housing, great schools, quality health care, and a clean environment are largely driven by our state’s social sector. Representing 20% of Vermont’s economy, our nonprofits merit a closer look.

Because nonprofits are often mistaken as not having a role in our economy, we were interested to read Seven Days newspaper’s recent “Give and Take” Series.  While the series seems pre-occupied with the compensation of nonprofit leaders and raises perennial questions about accountability, there are a few articles we’d like to draw to your attention that point to fundamental trends of funding, succession, and collaborations.

If you’d like to know more about nonprofit organizations than simply the salaries of the top executives, take a look at Common Good Vermont’s analysis of the IRS data here in our interactive report.

Have you had a chance to read the series? What do you think? We have included links to each article below and would greatly appreciate hearing your response.

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Links to Seven Days Articles

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Week 5