Green Mountain United Way is pleased to introduce this new and updated website. We hope you enjoy our new look and find it easy to navigate. Please note that all BLOG POSTS will now be inclusive within the new site. Update Site is located here: http://www.gmunitedway.org/ We sincerely thank Mike Healy for his assistance in …
Green Mountain United Way is pleased to announce that Scott Milne, President of Milne Travel American Express, has agreed to serve as Chair of its 2015 – 2016 fundraising campaign.
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.
Vermont 2-1-1’s rise in call totals this July continues the annual mid-summer trend of climbing call volume that is reflective of callers’ acute awareness of, and early anxiety about, the upcoming colder season and the additional stressors it inevitably brings…
Some of you have attended our Thankful Thursday dinner events at the Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville in past years and I thought you’d be interested in joining us this year.
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.
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?
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.
This month we feature a wonderful opportunity in Montpelier at the Family Center of Washington County where they are in need of someone to organize a large bookshelf of children’s books. Please help them and the kids out by offering to organize all their books.
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.