Reports & Data

Vermont’s mission-driven sector contributes to the well-being of its people and plays an important role in the economic and cultural life of the State. These reports include valuable information to raise the profile of the sector with the public and policy makers.

2018 Wage & Benefits Survey of Northern New England: Vermont Edition

Produced in partnership with the Maine Association of Nonprofits and the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, the 2018 Report provides Vermont’s nonprofit board and staff leaders with salary and benefits benchmarks on 41 full and part-time positions with which to analyze organizational offerings. The Vermont Edition analyzed data collected between April – June 2017 from Vermont nonprofit organizations of varying sizes, representing every sub-sector and twelve of the state’s fourteen counties. Those who completed the 2018 survey receive a free copy of the survey. The 2020 survey will launch in late Spring of 2020. Learn More and purchase 2018 Report

Vermont Nonprofit Economic Impact Report

The data presented in this summary report of the economic impact of the sector was produced by Common Good Vermont with the support and assistance of the Vermont Community Foundation, the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont, Public Assets Institute, and the A.D. Henderson Foundation. Explore the Interactive Version

Understand Your Responsibilities: Guidance for Board Members of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations in Vermont

In broad strokes, the Attorney General of Vermont’s guide lays out the central legal duties of boards and board members, and provides some practical details about how these duties can – and should – be carried out. Whether the charity has a budget of $1000 or $10 million, the board’s legal duties are the same. Along with presenting the legal baseline, this guide offers practical suggestions for boards seeking to adopt best practices.  Download

Vermont’s Nonprofit Sector: February 2011

Vermont Community Foundation’s report provides an in-depth look at Vermont’s nonprofit sector—its scope, its challenges, and its opportunities—as seen by Vermonters and our state’s
nonprofit leaders. It was made possible by the generous contributors to the
Vermont Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Leadership Fund. The Community Foundation’s Understanding Vermont program helps philanthropists learn about community needs, lead through investment in innovation, and grow philanthropy by inspiring others to give. Working with others, the Foundation periodically produces in-depth reports—such as this one—on issues where there is significant community interest and momentum. Download