Nonprofit Boot Camp

July 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Red Lion Inn
30 Main St
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Primary participant $125, Each additional participant $50
Liana Toscanini


One-Day Summer Boot Camp for new, young, and small nonprofits in need of a tune-up

This workshop covers the basics of nonprofit management including governance, finance, fundraising, legal, and best practices.  Aimed at directors, board members, and volunteer leaders who want to build a solid foundation or address gaps, this day-long session is a wonderful opportunity for staff and board to attend together.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at The Red Lion Inn

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration

9 am – 10:30 am Governance

10:45 am – 11:30 am Legal

11:30 am – Noon Insurance

Noon – 1 pm Lunch and informal panel featuring vibrant young nonprofits

1:15 pm Financial Management

2 pm Fundraising

3 pm Review of resources/wrap up

Topics will be addressed through a combination of facilitator led instruction, interactive discussion, outside experts, and panel discussion. Topic experts in governance, insurance, fundraising, financial/legal management will share valuable knowledge.

Attendees will leave with a 100+ page handbook containing templates, sample descriptions, articles, and other resources to guide them in the coming months. Attending organizations will also have a free hour of phone consultation with the Boot Camp presenter, good anytime in 2018, to help their organization past any hurdles.

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Lunch Panel and Discussion

During our lunch hour, you’ll have a chance to hear from and ask questions of some successful young nonprofits including Berkshire Baby Box, PopCares, & WAM Theatre.
Enjoy the Red Lion Inn’s “Make your own Salad” offering with Caesar Salad or Mesclun Greens with Grilled Chicken, Salmon and Vegetable Platters , Assorted Dressings and Condiments, Fresh Fruit Salad, and Chef’s Daily Dessert. Coffee served throughout the day.

About the Presenter

Susan Nicholl has served as a management consultant for the Institute for Nonprofit Development in Central Massachusetts, where she provided technical assistance to small and medium nonprofits in the areas of governance, planning, revenue development, and general management. She was instrumental in launching and establishing the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) as its first and sole staff member. She has served as the past chair of the MetroWest Nonprofit Network and as a former editor of She has worked professionally with boards of directors at more than three dozen organizations, providing consultation focused on re-energizing and growing small organizations, as principal of The Governance Group.

Like the nonprofit managers with whom she works, by day, Susan is a practitioner. For the past years, Susan has been executive director of the MetroWest Visitors Bureau (MWVB), a regional economic development nonprofit organization dedicated to stimulating the region’s economy by raising visibility for the area’s cultural, historic, culinary, hospitality, retail, and recreation offerings.