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What's the Future of Vermont Philanthropy?

What's the Future of Vermont Philanthropy?

Millennials are less interested in giving than doing. That's one of several trends worrying Vermont's nonprofit leaders.

Vermont Cops Partner with Nonprofits to Fight Sex Crimes

The Special Investigations Units that pursue sex crimes in Vermont are affiliated with 501c3 organizations.

Search and Replace: Hiring New Nonprofit Leaders Isn't Easy

Many of Vermont’s most iconic ones are in the process of passing the baton to a new generation of leaders — or at least thinking about it.

How a Vermont Fly-Fishing Museum's Lawsuit Changed the Definition of a Nonprofit

The American Museum of Fly Fishing fought hard for tax-exempt status, and eventually won a landmark Vermont Supreme Court case.

Nonprofit News: The Rise of Vermont Public Media

Vermont’s rapidly evolving media ecosystem is increasingly dominated by nonprofits: Vermont Public Radio, Vermont PBS and VTDigger.

Meet the ‘Frequent Fliers’ of Vermont’s Nonprofit Boards

The executive directors who run Vermont’s nonprofits are paid for their efforts. The people who hire and fire them, however, are mostly volunteers.

Some Vermont Nonprofits Loan Money to Employees and Board Members

10 nonprofits in Vermont in 2016 were owed a total of about $900,000 from individuals listed as “interested persons.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield Collects Millions From Vermonters Each Month. It’s Also a Nonprofit

“We’re not a typical nonprofit,” company spokesperson Sara Teachout said of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont. But that’s how the state classifies the locally incorporated insurance company.

Massachusetts Republican John Kingston Runs a Christian Retreat in Vermont

Before he started his campaign to defeat Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Republican John Kingston established a “creative sanctuary” near Woodstock and loaned it $4 million.

Is Anyone Watching Vermont's 6,000-Plus Charitable Organizations?

Vermont's nonprofit sector gets minimal government scrutiny. Next door in New Hampshire, it's a different story.

Does Vermont Have Too Many Nonprofits?

Only a few Vermont nonprofits have followed the urge to merge. What's stopping them?

Professional Fundraisers Keep a Large Cut of the Cash They Bring In for Nonprofits

Just 37.2 percent of the $33 million raised by paid fundraisers in Vermont since 2006 has made its way to the intended charities.

The Champlain Valley Fair Is a Rite of Summer — and a Nonprofit

The Champlain Valley Expo owns the 130 acres on which the fair is held, and rents out the grounds when the fair's not in session.

Mission Mashup Quiz: Connect the Vermont Nonprofit With Its Purpose

Can you match the mission statement with the Vermont organization?

Too Big to Measure? Inside Vermont's Nonprofit Shadow Government

Who cares for Vermonters in need? The state has increasingly outsourced those jobs — and hundreds of millions of dollars — to an ad hoc network of private nonprofits.

Why Vermont Nonprofits Lobby the Legislature That Funds Them

The three highest individual spenders on lobbying during Vermont's 2018 legislative session were all nonprofits.

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