Letter to the Center for New Leadership Community

Friends and Colleagues,

We write with important news about the Center for New Leadership (CNL) at Marlboro College.

In our last communication, we wrote that we planned to find a new home for CNL with the impending closure of Marlboro College and its merger with Emerson College in Boston. However, as a result of Marlboro’s closure, we deeply regret to announce that the Center for New Leadership will close on February 29th, 2020.

There is, however, some positive news: Common Good Vermont (CGVT) is carrying on and will continue the majority of the programs and resources that have been housed at the Center for New Leadership.

Common Good Vermont has been an important nonprofit resource in the state for more than ten years providing capacity building and advocacy services. In 2018 CGVT merged with the Center for New Leadership and now will move on independently to serve the nonprofit sector.

Common Good Vermont will continue to run the Nonprofit Management Certificate and the Fundraising & Development Certificate, as well as the Nonprofit Summer Camp to ensure these important programs continue to support Vermont’s nonprofit sector.

Center for New Leadership’s other programs, the Training, Facilitation, and Consulting Certificate Program and Women’s Leadership Circle will complete this year’s programs as scheduled. The trainers of these programs will continue to offer them independently and CGVT will partner with them to help get the word out about future schedules and offerings.

While the Center for New Leadership Consulting Program will close, we have compiled a list of our consultants, the services they offer, and their contact information so you can reach out to them directly. CGVT will continue to make recommendations and referrals for nonprofit consulting.

Please sign up for Common Good’s newsletter, the Vermont Nonprofit News, to stay informed and engaged. We appreciate your patience and support during this time of transition.

Thank you to our partners, funders, participants for their support over the last ten years and for your commitment to leadership development and nonprofit capacity building.


The Center for New Leadership Team