BRATTLEBORO -- Morningside Shelter and Our Place Drop-In Center have been selected to participate in the Benchmarks for a Better Vermont Performance Institute, a grant-funded organizational development program. The Institute is designed to help Vermont’s nonprofits build mission-appropriate and sustainable systems of performance measurement, and is offered at no cost to the selected organizations.
Morningside and Our Place were two of 17 organizations from around the state awarded a place in the Institute. Finalists went through a selective application process in which they were asked to demonstrate their understanding, ability, and commitment to take advantage of the Performance Institute.
Morningside Shelter has provided temporary shelter and services to house those in need for over 30 years.
"We felt this was a chance to improve upon what we do, and the more we improve the more people we are able to help," said interim director Josh Davis.
"Our board of directors and I think that the Performance Institute will be a valuable learning experience that can help us build on our core strengths, and progress in areas where we need to improve" said Lisa Pitcher, executive director.
Benchmarks for a Better Vermont is a two-year initiative run by a consortium of organizations committed to strengthening Vermont’s nonprofit sector. Marlboro College Graduate School serves as the lead agency. Other partners
More information is available at bbvt.marlboro.edu.