Statewide Nonprofit Conference (March 20)
On Tuesday, March 20th, Common Good Vermont, Marlboro College Graduate School, the United Ways of Vermont, the United Way of Chittenden County, the Vermont Community Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service will present this year's Vermont Nonprofit Conference: Benchmarks for a Better Vermont on Tuesday, March 20 from 10 am - 3:30 pm.
More than 200 nonprofit leaders representing a wide array of sectors have registered for this unique learning and networking opportunity. Taking place simultaneously at eleven Vermont Interactive Technologies locations across the state and CCTV/Ch_17 studios in Burlington, this once-a-year event is the first rung in the Benchmarks for a Better Vermont project.
The goal of Benchmarks for a Better Vermont is to strengthen the capacity of small to midsize nonprofits in Vermont to make significant, sustained improvements in healthy futures, educationand economic opportunities for all Vermonters. The conference will provide grounding in the Results - Based Accountability framework, derived from the book Trying Hard is Not Good Enough by Mark Friedman. This model for improving nonprofit performance is used by several groups in Vermont and by forward thinking organizations across the world.
Benchmarks for a Better Vermont and the Vermont Nonprofit Conference 2012 is underwritten by a major grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, with matching financial support from each of the consortium partners. Additional conference underwriters include Cope & Associates, Inc., National Life Group Foundation, FairPoint Communications, KeyBank Foundation, SoverNet Communications, the Ben & Jerry's Foundation and the AD Henderson Foundation.