Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry Workshop 11/29 @ Champlain college, Lakeside Campus, Room 101
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Purpose: To provide an introductory overview of Appreciative Inquiry

“Appreciative Inquiry is a whole set of philosophy and tools that help with the elevation, the magnification and then ultimately the refraction of our highest human strengths out to society.” —David L. Cooperrider



Ethics in Charitable Gift Planning: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Resolutions @ Montshire Museum of Science
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Can ethical dilemmas arise in planned giving? Yes, they surely can! We’ve assembled a panel of experienced gift planners who will draw from their careers to highlight how gifts are not always so simple. This will be an interactive session, so if you’ve had a donor situation or two that presented an ethical dilemma, feel free to share it! There will be lots of conversation and time to connect with your peers.

Cost: Free to members of the NH & VT Council of Charitable Gift Planners or $40 for non-members. Schedule: 1:45 p.m. Registration; 2:00-3:30 p.m. Program; and 3:30-4:00 p.m. Social Time

Panelists include Theresa Curry, J.D., Assistant Vice President of Gift Planning & Administration at UNH Foundation; David Ely, CFP, ChFC, a consultant with Sugar Hill Advisors; Cyndi Scott, Assistant Director of Gift Planning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; and Tom Smith, a private consultant in planned giving with over 40 years of planned giving experience, including fourteen years at The Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury, VT. For complete biographies, please visit the event website.

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.