Our renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. 

“[It] was a great fast track option for busy working nonprofit leaders. The information was practical, the connections helpful and the faculty very experienced. I have a much more complete skill set to bring back to my workplace along with a renewed confidence for tackling tough issues in the nonprofit world.”

-- Certificate Graduate

The Women's Leadership Circles of Vermont provide powerful women the space, support, and tools to lead with clarity and confidence. 

“The personal and professional camaraderie that develops is unique and will last well past the end of the WLC. Kerry is professional, knowledgeable, competent and most importantly a warm and genuine person.”

-- Past Circle Participant

Fearless Training, Artful Facilitation, Compassionate Consulting is a six-month certificate program designed for both experienced consultants, facilitators, and trainers, and also people who are moving into these roles.

Benchmarks for a Better Vermont is the foremost provider of Results-Based Accountability and related skills in northern New England; providing training, coaching, and support to strengthen the capacity of mission-driven organizations to lead significant, sustained improvements in the well-being of our communities. 

“[The trainers] were terrific; welcoming, professional, prepared, approachable, and available for further contact regarding the program."

-- Training Participant


ALIGN prepares emerging community leaders for a sustainable, high-impact career in the mission-driven sector by helping them clarify personal purpose, develop practices to support work/life integration, form a supportive community of practice, and better align their work with their strengths and passions.

The Board Leadership Institute is a collection of workshops that, taken together, introduce board members to the most important knowledge and skills for successful board service.

Get On Board gives young people, age 22-44, the opportunity to build leadership skills and their personal and professional networks while serving their community.

"In a place like Vermont where the population tends to skew to the older end of things and especially with regard to board service, it can be difficult for excited and well-qualified young folks to break into an organization's board. It serves the organizations, youth of the community, and the boards themselves to have new perspectives and people on the board. I would not have served on a board without this program. Both myself and my organization are better for it!" -

-- 2012-13 Fellow