RESCHEDULED Webinar: Building A Great Vermont Gives Campaign @ Webinar
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders and development staff looking to build an effective Vermont Gives campaign. We’ll look at examples from Vermont Gives campaigns that showcased inspiring stories of impact. We’ll discuss strategies on developing relevant messages supported by data and review best practices for sharing your stories to maximize impact for Vermont Gives.

We’ll conclude with a quick overview of the different types of campaigns that an organization can launch on the Vermont Gives platform, why they would want to launch one, and show the basics around setup.



Creative Tips for Successfully Attracting and Retaining Top-Notch Fundraising Professionals @ Holton Hall - 4th Floor Conference Room Austine Drive
Apr 12 all-day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northern New England and the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership are proud to present a breakfast workshop networking event.

Hiring good development professionals who can do great work for your organization is not rocket science, but there are a few tips that can help you improve your odds of getting and keeping the right person.  People who know how to raise money are in high demand and organizations, particularly in more rural areas, struggle to find qualified development staff.  This seminar will explore how non-profits can better attract, hire, manage and retain high-performing employees, look in unexpected places for talent, set realistic goals, ensure that board and other staff members know what is expected of them when raising money and establish a work environment that supports development professionals, especially younger staff members.


Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, CFRE is President and founder of Philanthropy Resource Group, a non-profit consulting firm that provides support to non-profit organizations throughout New England.  She brings to the non-profit world more than 35 years of experience in fundraising, non-profit and board management and consulting, marketing and public relations, financial investment and community relations.  Most recently VP for Advancement at Keene State College, she has worked at institutions that range from small non-profits to large institutions such as Penn State and the University at Buffalo and has raised more than $100 Million over the course of her career.

Having received a B. A. from Bucknell University and an M. B. A. from Penn State University, Maryann is also a Leadership NH alumna from the Class of 2011.  She is past board chair of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, is Board Vice President of the Planned Giving Council of NH & VT, a 30-plus year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is very involved with regional arts organizations.  She and her husband reside in Swanzey, NH, and have two grown children and two big dogs.  On the rare occasions when she is not working or volunteering with non-profits, Maryann loves to grow flowers and swim off the coast of Maine.

Turn Supporters into Fundraisers on Vermont Gives: Peer to Peer Fundraising @ Webinar
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders and development staff looking to build an effective Vermont Gives campaign. Social, Personal, P2P or team fundraising are all names for the same concept – harnessing the power of your supporters and their networks to scale your impact. Peer fundraising leverages your team’s limited resources, spreads your story, and attracts new supporters. In this webinar, we’ll talk about how you can use the Vermont Gives platform to launch a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign and expand your reach to new supporters.

We’ll conclude with a quick overview of how to recruit P2P fundraisers through the Vermont Gives platform and highlight the tools and resources available to turn your supporters into all-star fundraisers for your cause!



Advanced Grant-Writing @ Stafford Technical Center
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This workshop is designed for those who’ve already tried their hands at proposal writing or who’ve taken the Science & Art of Grant-Writing. We cover the “sticky issues” that often stymie those with great intentions: translating project ideas into clear, measurable goals and objectives; determining outcomes to demonstrate you’ve attained project goals; designing effective, easy-to-implement evaluation strategies; and building realistic budgets (including the often vexing match requirement). 

To learn more and register: or call Maryanna at​ 802.770.1178.

What they’re saying​:
“Super useful. Anne knows her stuff and is a positive and engaging teacher.”
“Your class was fantastic! I have told many, many people about it.”
“Anne has a wealth of knowledge and broke everything down in a way I could readily understand.”