Membership is open to any individual or organization with an interest in the nonprofit sector of the Berkshire region. Download our brochure.
Membership in the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires signifies that you support the nonprofit sector and believe in our community to help sustain and grow these valuable organizations.
Whether you are a nonprofit, or a business that serves nonprofits, a consultant, or funder interested in supporting the nonprofit sector, NPC membership is a great way to connect, collaborate, find support, and access products and services to help your organization sustain and grow. Annual membership dues are based on a sliding fee scale according to annual revenue:
|Nonprofits with revenue up to $199,999||$75|
|Nonprofits with revenue above $200,000–$750,000||$125|
|Nonprofits with revenue above $750,000||$195|
The Business Supporter category is designed for companies and consultants that provide programs and/or services to nonprofit organizations or simply those that want to show their support for nonprofit in our community. NPC membership provides an opportunity for businesses to gain visibility, increase reach, and connect with nonprofit leaders. Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming a BUSINESS SUPPORTER.
Technical assistance is offered by the hour or on a project basis. Having an experienced advisor with extensive nonprofit background, familiar with local funders, and adept at marketing, management & planning provides real value for the money. For those with limited financial capacity, assistance with fundraising and grant writing to secure funds for capacity building efforts will be provided.
Products such as the Annual Giving Guide and Connections Magazine will be supported by advertising and modest participation fees. With the help of businesses and foundations, The NPC will endeavor to offer most products and services at no cost or low cost. Learn more about products and services here.
The Nonprofit Center (NPC) is continually developing new benefits. Here are a few things you can take advantage of immediately:
One hour consultation
With Liana Toscanini. Let’s get together at your office or mine to discuss what your needs are and how the NPC can help. Through my marketing, outreach and fundraising background, I can often provide tips and referrals to move your organization forward.
One free workshop of your choice
Register online by visiting npcberkshires.org and scrolling down on the home page to find the workshop. Past workshop topics include: HR for Nonprofits, Creating your Narrative, Foundations 101, Crafting a strong Grant Proposal, Grant Funding for Arts & Culture, The Use of Surveys in Program Evaluation, Starting an Endowment, Social Media Hacks, Getting the Word out About your Organization, Cyber Security, Donor Databases, Leading Transformational Change & Data Visualization. Feel free to suggest a topic!
Join the new ListServe
Join MBM Berkshires, an online discussion group for people interested in all things nonprofit. MBM Berkshires is a moderated email list that is open to anyone willing to adhere to the principles of civil discourse. The purpose of MBM Berkshires is to strengthen communication within the nonprofit sector of the Berkshires. To join, send a blank email to Berkshiresfirstname.lastname@example.org
Check your free listing in the annual Giving Back Guide
Every Berkshire nonprofit is listed free in this annual directory, 5000 copies of which are distributed free throughout the county. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date at www.npcberkshires.org/resources/giving-back-guide. If you would like a full-page profile to increase awareness of your organization, NPC members pay only $75 (nonmembers pay $125).
To keep abreast of new programs and products, please LIKE the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires on Facebook and sign up for emails by clicking on the STAY IN TOUCH button at the top of every page of the web site.
Subscribe to Connections Magazine
A glossy magazine just for the nonprofit sector, Connections features profiles of nonprofits, practical tips, different voices from our community, and articles on everything from volunteering to marketing. A 1-year subscription is $25 or read it online at https://www.npcberkshires.org/resources/connections-magazine/
Check out the RESOURCE section of the NPC web site
At npcberkshires.org/resources you’ll find Berkshire County statistics and benchmarks, links to other web sites, informative articles, infographics and more.
Visit an NPC satellite office
For northern Berkshire County area nonprofits, you can find the NPC at MCLA’s Design Lab at 49 Main Street, North Adams on the first Thursday of every month. Pittsfield organizations can arrange for the NPC to come to your office or meet at a nearby coffee shop. Call Liana at (413) 441-9542.
Call anytime! Have a question? Need a connection or a resource? Hopefully I have the answer — If not, I’ll get it for you or connect you to someone who can help.
WE OFFER A $160+ VALUE FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES!
- One hour free consultation: Value $50
- One free workshop: Value $25
- 40% Discount on giving guide profile page: Value $50
- 30% Discount on educational workshops: Value $10 savings per workshop
- 30% Discount on technical assistance/coaching: Value $25 savings per hour
- Listing on web site with link to your site
- Social media promotion
- Ambassador for your organization: Value – Priceless