Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens
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Common Good Vermont believes nonprofit organizations in Vermont are part of a larger social economy created to improve the well-being of its citizens and the environment. The nonprofit sector of Vermont affects every resident of the state. The 3500+ state-funded public charities enrich the culture and beauty of the state, as well as providing essential services, and protecting the environment. This sector is an important economic engine that creates over 44,000 jobs and employs 13% of the state workers.
The Goal: A Vibrant Nonprofit Sector Contributing to Vermont’s Well-being
Common Good Vermont is the sole statewide organization dedicated to strengthening and unifying all mission-driven organizations serving the Green Mountain State. It is the “go-to” resource for all your peers, helping them to share their resources, learn new skills, and form partnerships. This work is possible because of meaningful collaboration with many state, local, and regional leaders, aiming for a vibrant and thriving nonprofit sector contributing to the well-being of Vermont.
Common Good Vermont’s work focuses on the development of leadership, accountability, sustainability, and advocacy skills among their allies and other nonprofits. If they are successful:
- The nonprofit sector in Vermont will be considered efficient, essential, and effective.
- Staff, board members, and supporters of Vermont nonprofits will have easy access to mission-critical resources at a reasonable price.
Connect with Common Good Vermont
They provide many services to all of the mission-driven community of Vermont:
- Multimedia Resources: Their active web commons, live broadcasts, weekly Vermont Nonprofit news, and special editions of Vermont Legislative Digest, Leadership Vermont, and Measuring What Matters.
- Timely Training and Networking Events: These range from the annual Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day to Let’s Talk Shop! Regional Mixers, live calls in shows, and short video training segments.
- Strategic Collaborations: Their work in partnership with Benchmarks for a Better Vermont, the Vermont Accountability Group, and Leadership Vermont.
- Special Data Projects: This includes the 2014 Vermont Compensation Report.
Common Good Vermont was established in 2008, with the support from the Vermont Community Foundation and the A.D. Henderson Foundation. It was launched in order to meet the state’s capacity building needs, and to strengthen a network of staff, board members, consultants, and allies who work on Vermont’s behalf. Common Good Vermont was inspired from the previous work of Vermont Association of Nonprofit Organizations (VANPO) and The Future of Vermont’s Nonprofit Sector: A Framework for Stewardship and Success (Grafton Conference, 2007). It has since grown to a strong network of 4,500 people who attend events, share resources, subscribe to regular communications, and lead everyone into the future. Without their partners and underwriters, the work would not have been possible. The CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, founded in 1984, manages the Common Good Vermont to create communities through collaboration and media.
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You can read more about Nonprofit Grants to Start a Nonprofit on the dedicated page for that information.