Bolder Board Training – Dan Pallotta Event @ Saratoga Springs City Center
Sep 23 all-day

The Bolder Board Training helps nonprofit boards awaken, articulate and pursue their most magnificent dreams. It teaches boards how to work with their CEOs to create audacious possibilities for impact. It is the first board training designed specifically to offer boards a pragmatic and conscientious alternative to the culture of financial deprivation and constriction that they often find themselves upholding. It is not a traditional training on governance and finance. It is an immersion in possibility and aspiration that positively and radically disrupts traditional ways of thinking.

Jazz Jam 2017 @ Champlain College
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for our 5th Annual Jazz Jam.

We look forward to an exciting event celebrating and supporting our mission while enjoying the sounds of exceptional local jazz musicians, including: Jodi Albright, Paul Asbell, Audrey Bernstein, Jane Boxall, Joe Capps, Lara Cwass, Kathleen Dolan, Houston Illo, Glendon Ingalls, Jenni Johnson & the Junketeers, Emily Ryan, Jeff Salisbury, Mark Van Gulden, Ray Vega, George Voland, and Gus Ziesing.

In addition to the musical entertainment, there will be light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a silent auction.

Thank you to our event sponsors

Leadership Level

Empowerment Level
Patricia Fontaine

Community Level
BioTek Instruments Inc.
John Bossange
Community Bank, N.A.
Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group
Virginia L. Hood
Northfield Savings Bank
ReArch Company
The Tech Group, Inc.
Vermont Wine Merchants

New England Information, Referral and Assistance Symposium @ Waterbury State Office Complex
Sep 25 all-day

Vermont Information, Referral and Assistance Symposium will provide educational and professional development opportunities promoting the skills and standards of providing information and referral.

This day of collaborative learning will offer networking opportunities with colleagues from across New England. Through workshops, you’ll learn practical strategies and new skills, explore establishing a formalized membership association across New England and better understand the professional dimensions of I&R/A services through best practices and the self- assessment tool.

We are fortunate to have an amazing group of guest speakers, workshop facilitators, attendees, volunteers, and organizers come together to strengthen the field of I&R and support the important work of its professionals.

Speaking Events and Topics include:
• “From Data to Information: Using Interactive Dashboards & Visualizations”
• Vermont Congressional Delegation representatives with “Updates from Washington”
• “How Effective Storytelling Through Social Media and Technology Cultivates Donors &
Drives Your Mission”
• On Site AIRS Examinations
• Self-Assessment & Standards
• Confidence in Any Weather: Saying No and Managing Difficult Conversations
• Identifying and Empowering Problem Callers
• And much, much more!

United Way Community Campaign Kick-Off @ Burlington City Arts Center
Sep 25 all-day

We’re launching our 2017 Community Campaign — twice! Both events on Sept. 25th and 27th are FREE and open to the public, where we’ll have lots of fun, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Please bring a friend and join the celebration!

Monday, September 25th, 5PM – 6:30PM
Burlington City Arts Center, 135 Church Street, Burlington

Wednesday, September 27th, 5PM – 6:30PM
The Bliss Room at the Saint Albans Museum, 9 Church Street, St. Albans


We’ll do our best to accommodate special needs and requests in effort to make these events are accessible for everyone. If you have physical limitations, are a person with disabilities, or have restrictions, allergies or other concerns, please connect with Buddha Rai ( so that we may make special arrangements as best we can. All event facilities are ADA compliant.

United Way Community Campaign Kick-Off @ Saint Albans Museum
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We’re launching our 2017 Community Campaign! This event is FREE and open to the public, where we’ll have lots of fun, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Please bring a friend and join the celebration!
Connect with us to start a workplace campaign at your place of business:
Paula Short, Campaign Manager for Franklin and Grand Isle Counties
Cari Kelley, Campaign Manager for Chittenden County
We’ll do our best to accommodate special needs and requests in effort to make these events are accessible for everyone. If you have physical limitations, are a person with disabilities, or have restrictions, allergies or other concerns, please connect with Buddha Rai ( so that we may make special arrangements as best we can. All event facilities are ADA compliant.

10th Annual Public Performance Conference: Sustaining Performance in Times of Transition @ David J. Sargent Hall, Suffolk University
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Announcing the 10th Annual Public Performance Conference! Hosted by the National Center for Public Performance, the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers
University-Newark, and the Sawyer Business School Institute for Public Service at Suffolk University. The topic of this conference will be how organizations design, implement and
sustain performance innovations that can withstand times of transition and change.

Performance measurement is becoming more and more common across the public and nonprofit sectors. Organizations have proven to be very good at beginning performance and innovation initiatives, but less so when the longevity of these systems has been tested. We seek to better understand how performance measurement and management systems can withstand the pressures of political and institutional change and sustain themselves for the long term.

This conference will bring together the best minds in the professional and academic worlds to discuss performance measurement, program innovations, best practices, and emerging paradigms of public performance.

We will have panel discussions concerning:
• Sustaining Performance Systems During Transitions
• Public Health and Social Service Performance
• Open Data: Transparency & Performance
• Performance in Local Government
• Community Oriented Performance

Mercy Connections Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program orientation @ Mercy Connections
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm

Mercy Connections continues to partner with the Vermont Department of Corrections to support women making the transition from Vermont’s correctional facilities back into the community. These women face significant barriers in finding appropriate and affordable housing and employment, key elements of successful reintegration. Mentors can have a profound influence on supporting individual women as they work to rebuild their lives.

Our mentors come from all walks of life. We provide a 5-week training program and ongoing support. We match mentors and mentees carefully to help ensure their experience will be successful. Our mentors often say the experience is rewarding and life changing – that they receive more from their mentees than they give. You do not need to be familiar with the criminal justice system or have mentoring experience. To become a mentor, join us on October 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm for Orientation at Mercy Connections in Burlington, Vt.

Lunafest Women’s Short Film Festival: a Benefit for Girls on the Run Vermont @ Main Street Landing Film House
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Lunafest is a national film festival that features short films by, for, and about women. This year, Vermont’s Lunafest will be hosted by Girls on the Run Vermont and funds raised from the evening will go to our Every Girl Fund which helps ensure that more local girls, and future leaders of Vermont, have access to our after-school empowerment program.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Karen Newman, world-class triathlete, cancer and eating disorder survivor, author, and dietitian.

Join us for a pre-screening reception at 6:30pm with light refreshments, cash bar, and plenty of raffle baskets to bid on!

Special thanks to Host Sponsor, Main Street Landing Performance Arts Center

Financial Coaching Training Program – Intro to Financial Coaching @ Capstone Community Action
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – Oct 12 @ 3:30 pm

Financial coaching is an emerging practice that helps clients learn to set and achieve their financial goals. This interactive 4-day training will define financial coaching, provide financial capability content and demonstrate the benefits of using coaching in helping people to achieve financial success.
Green Mountain United Way, in partnership with Capstone Community Action, presents Introduction to Financial Coaching. This course is open to all partner agency staff members and will include additional supports for coaches including one-on-one Master Coaching sessions, peer-to-peer support, and ongoing trainings by local and regional experts in finance and coaching practices, along with access to all course materials.
Enrollment in the Introduction to Financial Coaching class is limited to twenty-five participants on a first-come, first served basis. The class spans four days: Tuesday, October 10th, Wednesday, October 11th, Thursday, October 12th and Thursday, December 7th. It is strongly encouraged that participants in this class attend all four days to become a Financial Coach and be offered first placement in all other subsequent classes.
Presented by Pamela Bailey, Master Coach, Director of Operations at Green Mountain United Way and Liz Scharf, Savings & Credit Program Coordinator, Community Economic Development at Capstone Community Action.

October 10th, 11th, & 12th 2017
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Follow up class on December 7, 2017
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Conference Room – 1st Floor
Capstone Community Action
20 Gable Place
Barre, Vermont 05641
Join us for a light breakfast at 8:00 am, and the training starts promptly at 8:30. Lunch will also be provided. The $100 fee covers instruction, materials, and food for all 4 days of the course.


Health Happens at Home: 2017 Age Well Annual Meeting & Reception @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm

Please join Age Well, formerly Champlain Valley Agency on Aging for their 2017 Annual Meeting & Reception.

Program Schedule:
5:00 pm: Hors d’Oeuvres & Networking

5:45 pm: Welcome – Tom Brassard, Board President

6:00 pm: A Year of Change – John Michael Hall, CEO

6:20 pm: Integrating Health & Social Services – Michael A. LaMantia, MD, MPH, AGSF, University of Vermont Medical Center & College of Medicine. Integrating Health & Social Services: How can the relationship between hospital and community partners combat rising healthcare costs, prevent emergency room visits, ensure prescriptions are being filled and properly taken, fight against chronic disease and support healthy aging? How can organizations like Age Well be an integral and proactive piece of the healthcare puzzle? Few people in healthcare question the role that social needs play in one’s health. Dr. Michael LaMantia will discuss the growing interest, momentum, and possibility of putting this understanding into practice for providers, including how we can effectively move the dial towards creating an integrated model.

6:45 pm: Conclusion

RSVP by contacting Sara Wool, Director of Development & Communications at or 802-662-5229.