2020 registration is open and virtual classes begin October 23rd!

The Nonprofit Management Certificate (NPM) is Vermont's longest-standing training program for nonprofit leaders. For over 10 years, this renowned program has instructed executive directors, policymakers, and emerging leaders from Vermont and northern new england. For the first time, this renowned program will be available online!

Participants: Whether you are currently in a leadership position or are new to the sector, this program is for you. The Certificate Program is designed for active practitioners and leaders in Northern New England’s vibrant nonprofit community. Professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector or who are starting their own nonprofit are also welcome.

Workshops: The 2020 Program will begin the week of October 19th with a mix of self-guided learning, virtual classes, and cohort learning. Virtual classes are hosted on Fridays from 12:00 to 4:00 PM from October 23rd to December 18th (excluding holidays).

Weekly lesson topics include:

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations, Incorporation & VT’s Nonprofit Sector
  • Personal & Organizational Leadership
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Governance & Board Leadership
  • Operations & Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Outcomes & Evaluation

Trainers: Our list of trainers and speakers include some of Vermont’s leading nonprofit consultants, funders, and policymakers who support Vermont’s nonprofit sector.

Fee: The past rate for the Certificate Program has been $1,500. However, given the transition to a new shorter virtual format 2020 participants will pay only $750 for the 8 week program.

Meet Some of Our Trainers


Fundraising and Development Trainer Jennifer Hayslett
Jennifer Hayslett Coaching & Consulting www.jennhayslett.com




Claire Wheeler
Claire Wheeler, Consultant, RE:WORK www.thisisrework.com

WENDELYN DUQUETTE Photo
Wendelyn Duquette, MS, President Quick$tart www.QuickStartQB.com




About Common Good Vermont


Common Good Vermont is the only statewide organization in Vermont dedicated to uniting and strengthening all mission-driven organizations that serve the Green Mountain State. Common Good Vermont serves as the “go to” resource for our peers to share resources, gain skills, and build partnerships.

Common Good Vermont is a proud nonprofit ally member of the National Council of Nonprofits.



This program has been made possible by generous support from the Vermont Community Foundation, High Meadows Fund, National Life Group Foundation, Quick$tart LLC, and Gade McArdle.