Nonprofit Programs & Services

  • Nonprofit Management Certificate Program The 80-hour series is Vermont’s only cross-sector introduction to nonprofit management. Built for new and existing nonprofit leaders, participants gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The Certificate will return in the Fall as a remote program. Applications open late Spring.
  • Fundraising and Development Certificate Program This eight-month intensive hands-on program starts in Winter of 2023.  Designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits,  this program for Executive Directors and other nonprofit staff members actively builds and improves fundraising capacity and skills in all areas of development. The program provides a collaborative learning environment consisting of interactive training, peer learning circles, and individualized coaching. Participants create a development plan for their organization as part of this program. We are in the process of planning Summer fundraising training this year. Applications open Fall of 2022.
  • Vermont Nonprofit Summer Camp  is a full-day of activities and tool-based training for nonprofit professionals.  Every year we offer participants six to nine workshops to choose from as well as opportunities for cross-sector and state-wide networking.
  • Nonprofit New England Wage and Benefits Report (Vermont Edition) Hiring and retaining great workers is one of the biggest challenges we face as nonprofits. That’s why Common Good Vermont partners with the NH Center for Nonprofits and Maine Association of Nonprofits to collect the latest data on wages and benefits from our tri-state area. Each state produces a state-specific report on Wages and Benefits based on the data collected  in this survey. Stay-tuned for the 2022 Survey and visit the Nonprofit Jobs Posting Board to post your positions today.
  • Vermont Nonprofit Advocacy Training & Legislative Events: We provide current federal and state advocacy news via our website and Vermont Nonprofit News. In addition, we host advocacy training and legislative events to provide nonprofits the tools and information they need to advocate for their mission and those they serve. Visit our events calendar or advocacy toolkit to learn more.
  • Vermont Nonprofit News is your go-to resource to keep you informed and engaged with the nonprofit sector in the state. 
  • Professional Development Training & Webinars
    • Board Luncheons, Results Based Accountability Training, and our Finance Friday webinar series are currently on hold as we focus on the above resources during COVID-19.
    • We are excited to partner with our fellow state associations to provide ongoing remote learning opportunities which can be found on the events calendar.
    • Visit our nonprofit training events calendar to see upcoming virtual opportunities.

For more information, subscribe here, to our weekly e-newsletter The Vermont Nonprofit News! Do you need additional training or consulting? Email [email protected] for recommendations and referrals!