In the News: Syrian Refugees in Vermont, and more…

From a Vermont nonprofit focusing on Syrian refugees to a New Mexico nonprofit working to help young fathers, check out these recent headlines in the nonprofit world.

1. Vermont Nonprofit Bets on Syrian Refugees

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A small town with a dwindling population has been chosen as a destination for Syrian refugee resettlement. Will this help turn around its fortunes?

2. Young dads get nonprofit treatment: Fathers find support in New Mexico, where teen pregnancy rate is nation’s highest

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In a windowless conference room at Cesar Chavez Charter High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, two teenagers sit side-by-side in padded faux-leather swivel chairs, slathering slices of pepperoni pizza with packets of ranch dressing. Seventeen-year-old Ramon Martinez and his girlfriend, Carmen Estrada, 18, are the parents of a six-month-old baby boy named Jaden.

3. Nonprofit renovates house to shelter homeless youth

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A local nonprofit has been renovating an abandoned house in Grand Rapids and is now preparing to move a group of young people who are in need. Well House bought the abandoned house back in 2015 and began working on renovations last year.

4. Big Pay at Local Nonprofits: Paying top dollar to attract

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Working for a nonprofit agency can be quite lucrative for occupants of the executive suite. Consider the good fortune of the man at the helm of Scenic Hudson Inc., the regional environmental and land-preservation agency based in Poughkeepsie.

5. Nonprofit Workplace Challenges Predicted For 2017

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Staffing, workflow, finance and fundraising will be the trends to watch in nonprofit operations during 2017 when it comes to charities and associations.

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