Month: <span>August 2015</span>
Month: August 2015

GMUW to Launch Campaign at Kickoff Breakfast

On Sept. 16th, at the Steak House on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Green Mountain United Way will host its annual kickoff breakfast for the 2015 – 2016 campaign. In addition to launching the campaign fundraising for the year, GMUW will be including those who attend in its 40th anniversary celebration and will be introducing its new Executive Director, Tawnya Kristen.

Vermont 2-1-1, A Statewide Information and Referral Program of the United Ways of Vermont, is Hiring!

Vermont 2-1-1’s rise in call totals this July continues the annual mid-summer trend of climbing call volume that is reflective of callers’ acute awareness of, and early anxiety about, the upcoming colder season and the additional stressors it inevitably brings…

Volunteer Project Idea: Family Teaching Kitchen

Do you like to cook? Learn how you can engage volunteers to help achieve United Way’s goal to increase the number of healthy youth and adults. Whether setting up cooking stations and activities, teaching children and their parents about nutrition, or packing grocery bags for participants to take home after class, volunteers at family teaching kitchens play an important role in creating healthier communities.

Vermont Nonprofit News: Climate Change, Leadership & Summer Swimming

Vermont businesses and nonprofits are addressing climate change – both its challenges and opportunities. Their creative solutions are a growing part of our state’s economy. What are your experiences? Do you have ideas around how Vermont can grow jobs and nurture innovative business development in sectors ranging from clean energy, to recycling, transportation systems, and thermal efficiency?

Join the Vermont Council on Rural Development and local business leaders at a series of regional forums on What’s Next for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy?

Why Engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling

Why engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling.
And why you should care.

Have you ever tried asking a stranger for money? Even if it was for a good cause, you probably wouldn’t have had much success. The truth is, very few people (or institutions, for that matter) are willing to open their wallets for someone with whom they don’t already have some sort of positive relationship. But that’s exactly what many nonprofit organizations try to get them to do. Needless to say, they don’t often succeed. Because before you can successfully raise more money, increase volunteer support or improve service and program delivery, you need to focus on engagement.

Get out and Volunteer!!

This month we feature a wonderful opportunity in Montpelier at the Family Center of Washington County where they are in need of someone to organize a large bookshelf of children’s books. Please help them and the kids out by offering to organize all their books.