Testimonials

The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has been very helpful to our fledgling organization. Liana’s knowledge of the local nonprofit landscape and willingness to share her expertise are the perfect complement to NPC’s list of valuable programs and services. In just a few short months, our membership has already paid for itself!

—Eugenie Sills/Clinton Church Restoration Advisory Board

The NPC has already proven itself as a tremendous resource in the short two years since it was founded. As the only full-time employee at a small nonprofit, the NPC is my go-to for references to trusted service providers and my primary source for professional development opportunities.

—NPC Member Since 2016

I’ve seen NPC in action as a powerful connector. Often non-profits work in silos – their work is so intense and client focused that it’s difficult to reach out to like-minded organizations. NPC helps not-for-profits to share best practices, collaborate when possible, and see what’s going on in the Berkshires beyond their own important work.

—Dawn Stanyon/Professionality Consulting

Since becoming a member of NPC and working with Liana I have found a road map and a guide to start me on my way to becoming connected, to learning about the tools and resources that are out there that I can utilize to become a more effective leader within my own organization and beyond.

—Rachel Kalin/Oakdale Foundation

I had been working in the nonprofit world for a long time and decided on a whim to get in touch with Liana to see if there was something I could learn from her. She spent a total of 3 hours with us over a month period and what we learned was just what we needed. She evaluated who we were and what we were trying to accomplish and gave us a prescription on how to move forward.

—Karen W. Smith/Sawa Sawa Foundation, Inc.

Thank you for a terrific morning of helpful information and networking at the “Getting the Word Out” workshop on September 19. And for making available the “30 Power Words for Social Media” list and marketing checklist. Your powerpoint is my new Bible. The best part is I’m feeling more confident (and less overworked and downtrodden) about pushing my Board in marketing and outreach directions that will improve our fundraising and membership. I have no doubt that the other very small land trusts in the Berkshires could use the same sort of “shot in the arm” of enthusiasm and possibility that your workshop – and presence- provides.

—Kate McNulty Vaughan/Lenox Land Trust

Thank you again SO much for all of the help you gave us in getting the word out about Crescendo. I believe we’ve made a big step up in name recognition in the southern Berkshires.

—Kathy Drake/Crescendo

Wow – Berkshire Benchmarks is an awesome resource!! Thank you — this will make my grant proposals MUCH stronger. Some very interesting stats.You really helped me with this.

—Hinda Bodinger, Berkshire Baby Box

We are glad to support your idea to pull these organizations into one focused book (Connections Magazine) and keep writing about ways to connect here in this beautiful disconnected region!

—Ramelle Pulitzer/New View Tours, Inc.

The NPC Berkshires Giving Guide works! The Flying Cloud Institute profile in the Giving Guide happened to be read by a newcomer to the area, Mike Mimnaugh, a human resources specialist. He saw that we were looking for volunteers in that arena and was intrigued. I am thrilled to say that Mike is now volunteering with us and a member of our Human Resources Committee. This visibility has certainly helped us in a very meaningful way.

—Amy Rudnick/ Board Chair