The Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub Publishes Brief on How Charitable Individuals Can Expand the Leadership Pool in Vermont

The Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub, its research-driven arm focused on providing insight to inform charitable giving, has published a brief on how charitable individuals can use their giving to expand the leadership pool in Vermont, including more women, people of color, LGBTQ+ candidates, and others who are under-represented. The Insight Hub offers webinars, events, briefs, and peer-to-peer experiences that help philanthropists understand where their giving can make a difference.

“Local government—and local democracy in America—is one of the most well-coordinated and most successful volunteer efforts in the history of the world. But there’s no question that government leadership is getting more complicated. Even at the local level, you see fewer people wanting to take on this challenge…and that’s concerning.”

Ted Brady, Executive Director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns in his brief, Find Three Actions You Can Take to Expand Vermont’s Leadership Pool


  • Expert commentary on why Vermont’s leadership lacks diversity across the board
  • Three actions to take today to support emerging leaders
  • Suggested resources for deeper reading

To download “Leadership Material: Three ways philanthropy can help expand the leadership pool in Vermont,” visit, email [email protected], or call 802-388-3355 ext.246. To access additional briefs on topics such as supporting Afghan refugees in Vermont, mental health, entrepreneurship, inflation, and home ownership, visit

The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, we provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that make it easy for the people who care about Vermont to find and fund the causes they love. The heart of the Community Foundation’s work is closing the opportunity gap—the divide that leaves too many Vermonters struggling to get ahead, no matter how hard they work. We envision Vermont at its best—where everyone has the opportunity to build a bright, secure future. Visit or call 802-388-3355 for more information. For information on our COVID-19 response, visit