Products & Services
The Nonprofit Center serves as a clearinghouse of information and resources for nonprofits in Berkshire County, facilitating connections and providing products tailored to the needs of the nonprofit sector.
GIVING BACK: Your Guide to Philanthropic Opportunities in the Berkshires (digital & print)
NPC’s directory of nearly 1000 nonprofits listed by category, designed to connect donors and volunteers with nonprofits. Listings are free for all Berkshire County nonprofits. This annual publication also includes full-page profiles of nonprofits, articles, advertisements, inspirational quotes, and more. To order a copy, click here.
NPC’s web site will, in time, become a repository for practical information of interest to nonprofits. Currently there are links to reference materials, statistics, whitepapers, benchmark data, planning calendars, job openings, articles and infographics. Mouse over to the Resources tab.
The NPC issues digital newsletters featuring upcoming events, articles of interest, practical information, tips, and links.
Launching in July 2017, Connections features nonprofit profiles, feature articles, columns, and practical information. The initial circulation is 1000 copies, with the first issue FREE while supplies last. In the future, the magazine will be available for purchase in local bookstores, select retail outlets, and online via the NPC web site, as well as through subscriptions. The magazine is supported by local business advertising. Click here for ad rates. Click here to view the first issue.
Annual Nonprofit Holiday Fair & Catalog (Launching in 2018)
Many nonprofits are trying to increase their earned income streams by producing items for sale such as calendars, notecards and t-shirts. At the same time, many community members want to support these organizations by “buying local” and purchasing “gifts that give.” Connecting these two groups in one place enhances sales and allows more personal connections to be made between an organization and its would-be supporters. A natural extension of the fair is a digital or printed catalog.
Affordable technical assistance in fundraising, marketing, grant-writing, strategic planning, and nonprofit management available on a fee-for-service basis
These are the most requested services — all crucial to the health of a nonprofit. The NPC has a pool of qualified consultants.
The NPC can help you find an accountant, capital campaign manager, coach, event planner, filmmaker, grantwriter, graphic designer, lawyer, printer, or social media consultant. We can also advise you on where to host a meeting, where to post a job listing, how to get more PR and more.
Roundtables & Networking Events
Who doesn’t want to feel connected, supported, and energized by other, likeminded folks? Connections, education and advice are the fuel of every nonprofit engine. Roundtables and targeted networking events by type of organization or role will provide more customized experiences for nonprofits. For a full list of events, please go to the Calendar page
Seminars & Workshops
The Nonprofit Center provide seminars on popular topics such as program evaluation and Starting an Endowment, as well as workshops on topics such as Social Media and Grant writing for more one-on-one assistance. Workshops planned for 2017 include: HR for Nonprofits, Tools for Leading Transformational Change, Social Media Hacks for Small Businesses and Nonprofits, Cultural Competency, Planned Giving, Data Visualization, Major Gift Solicitation, & Addressing your Donor Database Issues. For a full list of events, please go to the Calendar page.
Access to interns, volunteers and board members
The value of volunteering is enormous, both in dollars and in the quality of life for those who receive and those who give. The NPC will help organize internship and volunteer programs, collaborating with other organizations when appropriate to match interns and volunteers to nonprofits that need them.
Interns wanted to work at local nonprofit organizations for 4–16 hours per week. High school and college students click here to fill out our intern application. Nonprofits click here to fill out a form describing your internship opportunities.
Inclusion in publicity efforts, “good news” columns, and newsletters
Publicity is a low-cost and effective means of increasing awareness of our many and varied nonprofit groups. Another win-win since our local media are often looking for good-news stories.