Supporting Nonprofit Consultants, Trainers, Facilitators, and Community Builders

Whether you are fostering learning, facilitating conversations, consulting, or engaging community members in Vermont's evolving nonprofit sector, this program is for you! 

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Who Should Apply?

  • Employees of nonprofits or public entities who
  • provide training or consulting as part of their work. OR
  • bring together community members, legislators, or nonprofit professionals to connect, engage, or problem solve.
  • Independent consultants and/or trainers working with nonprofits.
  • Individuals interested in working with nonprofits as a trainer or consultant!

Priority will be given to those working in Vermont.

Why Should You Apply?

✔ Receive hands-on training and activities to bolster your knowledge and skills in training, facilitation, and consulting for nonprofits.

✔ Develop a toolkit of frameworks, tools, and resources!

✔ Expand your knowledge on how to build or strengthen your offerings and grow your business.

Network with nonprofit professionals and leading consultants from around Vermont.

✔ Learn about current opportunities and challenges in the nonprofit sector that will allow you to sharpen your offerings.

When is it?

The program combines live training, cohort learning, peer networking and self-guided work over 4 weeks in May of 2024. You will be able to select from a variety of different virtual learning opportunities in addition to in-person events.

  • May 8: In-Person training on training, facilitation, and adult learning best practices
  • May 13 - 24: 6 Virtual Workshops built to expand your training and facilitating skillset, grow your business, and engage communities
  • Fostering growth and learning in the nonprofit sector
  • Navigating difficult conversations 
  • Support and coach nonprofit leaders
  • Grow your fee-for-service offerings
  • Expand your consulting business
  • Trends in Vermont’s Nonprofit Sector: Opportunities and Threats
  • Building coalitions across different groups and communities
  • May 30: In-Person networking and peer learning event with nonprofit consulting community
  • Recordings of all webinars, toolkits, resources, and templates

What is the Program Cost and what is Included?

This certificate program is offered at $1,500. Participants will:
  • receive 30-35 hours of live training and self-guided work,
  • expand their toolkit with resources and templates,
  • define ways to grow their business,
  • receive 1 complimentary Marketing Promotion to Vermont nonprofits via Common Good Vermont's network - $500 Value,
  • and are eligible for discounted tickets to additional networking & professional development opportunities!

Options for financial assistance:

2024 Trainers, Speakers,

& Facilitators

What Makes This Cohort Unique?

  • Co-created with leading Vermont trainers and peers. 
  • Networking and business-building opportunities.
  • Addressing emerging sector challenges, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, and leadership.
  • Highly adaptive to meet the current needs of program participants!
Lisa Grefe

Manager of Learning & Education

Common Good Vermont

Emma Paradis

Manager of Policy& Strategic Initiatives

Common Good Vermont

Martin Hahn


Common Good Vermont

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson Consulting, LLC


Adam Jespersen

Montana Nonprofit Association


Amanda Silver

Amanda Silver Consulting

Jenna Koloski

Community Engagement and Policy Director


Alex Lehning

Mended Birch Psychotherapy & Consulting

Sage Ruth
Structural Integrity


Dave Dore

Structural Integrity


About Common Good Vermont

Common Good Vermont is dedicated to uniting and strengthening Vermont's nonprofit sector as the go-to resource for mission-driven professionals to share resources, gain skills, and build partnerships.
Common Good Vermont is a statewide program of United Way of Northwest VT and a member of the National Council of Nonprofits.
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