Most nonprofit folks know the concept of PILOTs -- payments in lieu of taxes that usually large nonprofits make to a locality to recognize usually tangible benefits provided them by that locality. But what about a GILOT? According to the Addison County Independent, Middlebury, VT has proposed a GILOT -- gardens (or median strips or the like) in lieu of taxes. This "voluntary" support would be provided in gratefulness for the generosity of the town. And, equally interesting, the nonprofits are pretty supportive of this plan.
What I can't help getting over: that the town doesn't believe that the benefits it receives from the nonprofits aren't enough. What does this say about how well these nonproift boards are doing in telling their nonprofit's story?