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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

100 Days of Hope. #ChooseYourDay

100 Days of Hope. #ChooseYourDay


When we think of summer, we typically think of being outdoors, family vacations, pool parties and fun in the sun. What you might not know is that during this season, blood and platelet donations will slow down, leaving fewer blood products available for those who need them. And someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion every two seconds! We could really use your help. Continue reading

Vermont Nonprofit News – Announcing Fall 2015 Line Up

Vermont Nonprofit News – Announcing Fall 2015 Line Up


Summer is still in full swing and we hope you are enjoying days of sun, blue skies and fun by the water.

That said, it’s not too early to save these dates for a lively and inspiring line up of Fall learning opportunities brought to you by your friends at Common Good Vermont and our trusted partners.

Starting in mid-September we’ll help you get ready for #GivingTuesday, reveal the secrets of nonprofit excellence, expand our Working Board Luncheons to Addison County, and share strategies to strengthen your organization and build leadership at all levels when your senior staff moves on. Continue reading

Governor Shumlin, Mayor Lauzon Announce Flood Assistance Loan Program

Governor Shumlin, Mayor Lauzon Announce Flood Assistance Loan Program


Governor Peter Shumlin, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon, and the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) today announced a loan program to assist Vermont owners of rental housing properties damaged by the July 2015 flooding that affected Barre, Plainfield, and surrounding areas. While businesses and homeowners have access to flood assistance programs, non-occupier owners of rental properties fall through a gap. The program announced today is designed to give those individuals assistance as they work to rebuild from the flooding. Continue reading