GMUW to Launch Campaign at Kickoff Breakfast

GMUW to Launch Campaign at Kickoff Breakfast


On Sept. 16th, at the Steak House on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Green Mountain United Way will host its annual kickoff breakfast for the 2015 – 2016 campaign. In addition to launching the campaign fundraising for the year, GMUW will be including those who attend in its 40th anniversary celebration and will be introducing its new Executive Director, Tawnya Kristen. Continue reading

Volunteer Project Idea: Family Teaching Kitchen

Volunteer Project Idea: Family Teaching Kitchen


Do you like to cook? Learn how you can engage volunteers to help achieve United Way’s goal to increase the number of healthy youth and adults. Whether setting up cooking stations and activities, teaching children and their parents about nutrition, or packing grocery bags for participants to take home after class, volunteers at family teaching kitchens play an important role in creating healthier communities. Continue reading

Vermont Nonprofit News: Climate Change, Leadership & Summer Swimming

Vermont Nonprofit News: Climate Change, Leadership & Summer Swimming


Vermont businesses and nonprofits are addressing climate change – both its challenges and opportunities. Their creative solutions are a growing part of our state’s economy. What are your experiences? Do you have ideas around how Vermont can grow jobs and nurture innovative business development in sectors ranging from clean energy, to recycling, transportation systems, and thermal efficiency?

Join the Vermont Council on Rural Development and local business leaders at a series of regional forums on What’s Next for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy? Continue reading

Why Engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling

Why Engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling


Why engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling.
And why you should care.

Have you ever tried asking a stranger for money? Even if it was for a good cause, you probably wouldn’t have had much success. The truth is, very few people (or institutions, for that matter) are willing to open their wallets for someone with whom they don’t already have some sort of positive relationship. But that’s exactly what many nonprofit organizations try to get them to do. Needless to say, they don’t often succeed. Because before you can successfully raise more money, increase volunteer support or improve service and program delivery, you need to focus on engagement. Continue reading