Finding Your Balance: Go with the Flow Yoga for Nonprofit Staff @ Sangha Studio & Remote Webcast
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Save the Date for our #WorkLifeBalance yoga class with Sangha Studio, which offers nonprofit, donation-based yoga.
Yoga is all about balance — mental, physical, and spiritual.
Bring a little more balance into your workday with this special yoga — flow — class for nonprofit professionals!
A flow class is a great place to start or continue your yoga practice. Expect to link breath with movement as you transition through a series of strengthening and lengthening poses, ending with deep relaxation.
Instructor Brandy Oswald, a body positive activist, yoga instructor, writer, and the Founder/CEO of Body Love Tribe, will guide you through the poses and demonstrate how we can all live the practices of yoga in our daily lives. (Learn more about Brandy at brandyoswald.com)
All levels welcome. Beginners encouraged. Preregistration appreciated. Class is complimentary! (that means free!)
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.

Call to Action: Your Invitation to Change the World @ Congregational Church
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to amplify and elevate your message by leveraging social media, thought leaders, and community influencers. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll create integrated marketing campaigns that tap into the latest communications strategies to tell your story and change the world.

You will leave this workshop with:

A comprehensive digital meets traditional marketing strategy for an upcoming campaign of your choice — we know resources and time are limited, so we’ll help you zero in on an objective, develop the right messaging, leverage social+traditional media, and engage your community to move your mission forward.

Presenters: Becky Holt – Director of Development, COTS; Ava Kelly – Consultant, Good Done Well

Creating Human-Centered Story Portraits @ Vermont Historical Society
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Your participants, donors and volunteers serve as your nonprofit’s most important ambassadors; each one has a compelling story to tell that highlights your organization’s value. Learn how to create these poignant profile-stories for your website, social media platforms, and fundraising campaigns.

We’ll practice interviewing techniques that extract meaningful quotes, learn best practices for structuring compact stories (i.e. Humans of New York), and review photography basics for taking striking visual portraits of your subjects.

Our afternoon lab will conclude with your designing a story portrait in Canva (free, simple online graphic design app), bringing together words and image for a powerful story portrait.

Presenters: Mary Rizos, Director of Education, Vermont Folklife Center; Marybeth Christie Redmond, Writer-Journalist & Nonprofit Consultant; Partner, Vermont Story Lab

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