Save the Date: January Work Life Balance Series @ Webcast
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day
Save the Date: January Work Life Balance Series @ Webcast | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Save the date for this January’s 2nd Annual Work Life Balance Series! 

Nonprofit workers are largely motivated by a sense of purpose. The pursuit of social change can cause us to work long hours and neglect self-care. This does not serve ourselves, our families or our cause.

In our second annual webcast series, #worklifebalance, Common Good Vermont speaks with workplace coaches and organizations to answer your questions. We’ll look at:

  • Is there a fundamental organizational shift that we can make to support employees better balance our lives and get our mission driven work done well?
  • What can we do to support a culture of worklifebalance?
  • What practices can we cultivate to support both our mission and renewal?
  • What examples we can learn from?

The interviews are live on Ch17.tv, CommonGoodVT.org and Facebook. The programs are open to calls (802-862-3966) and social media delivered questions. #worklifebalance.

Stay tuned for speakers and dates…

In the meantime, watch last year’s series with Flip BrownSusan Palmer, & Porter Knight.


VTDigger’s Open House: 1/3 @ VTDigger.org
Jan 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

VTDigger welcomes our readers, lawmakers, business leaders, and decision makers for an Open House launching the 2018 legislative session.

Meet the VTDigger staff in our new office space and converse with politicos of all stripes from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd at 26 State St., Montpelier. Entrance is to the left of Subway.



CWE Vermont – Opening Doors to Government and Corporate Contracting
Jan 26 all-day

Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses

Interested in landing contracts with state or federal agencies? Interested in being a supplier to large corporations? Certifying your business is key; but the certification arena can be extremely confusing. Join us for this panel discussion and learn:

  • What certification is and how it can help you expand your business network and ultimately grow your business through contracts with government agencies and corporations
  • Which certification(s) are right for your business
  • Whether your business qualifies for certification
  • What each certification process entails and how to get started

Certifications represented:

  • SBA WOSB/EDWOSB, 8(a), and HUBZone for Opportunities with the Federal Government
  • State WBE/MBE/DBE (SDO & DOT) for Opportunities with the State
  • WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification) for Opportunities with Corporations

When: Thursday, January 25, 9:30am-11:30am

Fee: Free. Must register to attend.

Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day @ Vermont Statehouse
Feb 20 all-day
Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day @ Vermont Statehouse | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

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Webinar: How Much Should My Nonprofit Target For Reserves? @ Webinar
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Keeping reserves for a “rainy day” is a good practice for all nonprofit institutions, but how much should your organization set aside? A percentage of annual budget? Three-to-six months? The answer is: It depends. Each nonprofit is unique and can experience distinct unexpected circumstances that may affect its long-term financial health.

This session, led by Dennis Gogarty of Raffa Wealth Management, will focus on how to conduct a risk assessment that will assist your nonprofit in quantifying financial risks and opportunities. Once completed, this risk assessment aims to assist in finding the appropriate reserve level for your unique organization.

Whether you are in the initial phases of creating your nest egg or reevaluating longstanding reserve levels, this session is for you.

Register Here