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The Agile Nonprofit

This program is for nonprofit managers, directors, and board members who want to become more efficient while increasing impact on the communities they serve. Participants learn to match program offerings to capacity. Peers support each other by sharing experience and knowledge when they connect in person and through online forums throughout the year.

  • An annual spring convening allows participants to dive deeply into an issue of shared priority.
  • A winter workshop provides to discuss progress and challenges — creating stronger ties and deeper connections.
  • Social media tools and email keep the network connected for peer-to-peer support in developing management practices.

Spring Convening

The Art of Inclusion

This daylong convening will focus on accessibility, equity, and community inclusion — important concerns for all nonprofits providing programs and services.

Presenters with and without disabilities will include artists, leaders from arts and cultural organizations, and representatives from disability service, advocacy, and funding agencies. The program offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities designed to expand participants' knowledge, understanding of obigations, and connections to resources.

Participants will experience assistive services firsthand and learn about:

  • programmatic and communications access for those with sensory or intellectual disabilities and mental illness
  • creating accessible environments
  • enhancing the arts experience for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, have low vision, or are blind

This symposium is a collaboration of the Arts Council, VSA Vermont, the Statewide Independent Living Council, and the Vermont Center for Independent Living. It is supported in part by the Christopher Reeve Foundation and Innovations and Collaborations funds from the Vermont Community Foundation through VSA Vermont.

wheelchair and low vision accessible, assistive listening device, braille, and large print