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Responses to 2014 Wage & Benefits Survey of Northern New England Due by Friday

Posted June 2, 2014

Common Good Vermont is working with their partners in Maine and New Hampshire to provide reliable, objective salary and benefit data that you can use to set appropriate pay and benefits for your staff, and help demonstrate the value of the nonprofit sector in Vermont.

For the first time, Common Good Vermont joins forces with the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits and the Maine Association of Nonprofits to conduct the 2014 Wage & Benefit Survey.

The Deadline to take the survey is June 6 by 5pm. Your participation with this survey is a vital contribution to tell the story of Vermont’s nonprofit workforce.  Simply select a point person from your organization and start the survey here.

For more information, or for assistance in filling in the survey, please Common Good Vermont at 802.862.1645 ext. 21 or email


Vermont Nonprofit Conference 2013

Posted February 26, 2013

Common Good Vermont announces the Vermont Nonprofit Conference 2013: The Data Driven Nonprofit. The conference is targeted for nonprofit leaders, board members and allies. The focus is on managing outcomes with workshops on leadership, marketing, fundraising and evaluation. Nationally recognized speaker K.D. Paine will speak on“Measuring the Networked Nonprofit”. Visit the website to learn more.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Where: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont

Register Today
View Conference Agenda 



USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loans & Grants

Posted December 5, 2012

Reposted from USDA Rural Development, November 2012 & Common Good Vermont Blog, December 5, 2012.

Community Facilities Programs provide loans, grant and loan guarantees for essential community facilities in rural areas. Priority is given to health care, education and public safety projects. Typical projects are hospitals, health clinics, schools, fire houses, community centers and many other community based initiatives. Visit the following links for more information and assistance in utilizing these funding sources:

Community Facilities Direct and Guaranteed Loan Program

Community Facilities Grants 

Rural Community Development Initiatives

Not all communities are grant eligible. Your grant eligibility may be changing due to new population and community income information. Before applying, contact your Area Office to determine if your community or service area is eligible.


  • Bennington, Rutland, Windham and Windsor Counties: Andrea Ansevin-Allen at 802-257-7878 Ext. 113 or
  • Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans and Washington Counties: Karen Lynch at 802-828-6044 or

Applications are accepted throughout the year.  Applications submitted by January 18,  2013 will compete for the 2013 grant funding.

Link to Application 

For more information, visit USDA Rural Development and Vermont Common Good sites.


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