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The Agile Nonprofit

This professional development program supports organizations in building capacity. Nonprofit board members, directors, and staff learn strategies and tools that enable them to fulfil their missions efficiently.

Structure

The Agile Nonprofit (ANP) operates in annual cycles. Themes change in July — the beginning of the Council’s fiscal year — and are introduced in a kickoff event. Additional workshops offered through the entire year allow personell from organizations to continue to engage with the overarching topic.

FY2018 | inclusion

Inclusion means learning to live full lives together. Embracing the concept means making the world our classroom and building community through treasuring diversity. To be inclusive is not only to be aware of ability/disability, race, or gender – it is to be sensitive and welcoming to all of these, and more.

The Agile Nonprofit aims to heighten awareness of the energy and intention that is required to be inclusive, and to give organizations the skills and information necessary to act on that awareness. Organizations who participate will be able to move from ideas to action. Workshops, trainings, and field trips are presented collaboratively with the Flynn Center for Performing Arts, VSA Vermont, and the Vermont Center for Independent Living. Activities will help participants build skills, increase awareness, retrieve toolkits, and participate in networking opportunities.

workshops

Accessibility: Plan Ahead (full) | Bethel Town Hall | December 5, 2017. Snow date December 6.
The Key is Communication | location TBD | January 23, 2018
Sensory Friendly Workshop and Performance | Flynn Center for the Performing Arts | May 9, 2018

trainings

VSA Vermont volunteer training | watch this page for information

field trips

Vermont organizations with exemplary inclusion practices open their doors to agile nonprofits for a day. Organizations can bring along volunteers, board members, and staff for a tour and to learn from the best. Watch this page for information.

FY2016 | marketing, strategy, and evaluation

Organizations that attended the kick-off event in Brattleboro also attended the winter workshop where they learned how to use the “The Two Page Marketing Plan” developed by the Arts Council and Wild Genius.