The Giving Guide

Reserve Your Nonprofit Profile Today!

GivngGuideSample300The Nonprofit Center will be publishing the second annual Giving Back Guide in October 2017. 5000 copies of “Giving Back: Your Guide to Charitable Opportunities in the Berkshires” will be distributed throughout Berkshire County, just in time for year-end giving.

“Giving Back” is a multi-purpose reference book that includes:

A DIRECTORY of all 1000+ Berkshire County Nonprofits organized by category. All nonprofits are listed free of charge. Please click here to check your current listing online.

FULL PAGE PROFILES of nonprofits designed to help organizations share information with potential donors about ways to get involved and support their mission. NPC members pay $75/Nonmembers $125. Click here to view a sample profile. If you would like to raise your profile with a full page that includes mission statement, photo, program description, ways to help, fast facts, a testimonial, your logo and address, click here to fill out your Profile online.

INFORMATIVE ARTICLES for both nonprofits and donors. In 2016, articles included Highly Visible Nonprofits, What is Generosity, 5-Step Checklist for Maximizing Year-End Donations, Donor Management Systems, Giving Facts, and Strengthening Our Communities.

BUSINESS PROVIDERS display advertising featuring services of interest to both nonprofits and residents; everything from accounting, legal and financial services, to graphic design, photography and consulting. Our advertising partners make it possible to distribute the Giving Back Guide FREE all over Berkshire County.

The deadline for reserving your profile page in “Giving Back” is Thursday, August 31st, 2017. Click here to fill out your Profile online.

Click here to pay for your profile page ($75 members, $125 nonmembers).

Promote Your Business by Advertising in “Giving Back”

“Giving Back: Your Guide to Charitable Opportunities in the Berkshires” will be published in October with an initial print run of 5,000 copies. These will be distributed free throughout Berkshire County in real estate offices, town halls, banks, businesses, brokerage firms, schools and anywhere one expects to find community members interested in getting involved and supporting nonprofits. “Giving Back” targets second homeowners, people relocating or retiring here, and full time residents looking for more information about our local nonprofits.

Your advertising support helps underwrite the cost of this publication, making participation for nonprofits accessible and affordable. Show your support for the nonprofit sector by purchasing an ad and helping to make this invaluable community resource available to all.

Advertising is open to all businesses that wish to show their support of the nonprofit sector, and all nonprofits that wish to promote their missions and programs. Ad rates for four-color or black/white ads are as follows:

1/4 page: $100
1/2 page: $250
Full page: $500

Click here to pay online. Click here for the ad reservation form.

Terms and Specifications

Ad Reservation: August 31, 2017
Payment & Camera-Ready Artwork: August 31, 2017.

Acceptable File Formats:
We can only accept camera-ready digital ad materials: press-optimized PDF files, saved at 300 dpi with all colors converted to CMYK and all fonts embedded. We also accept high-quality jpg files. Black and white line art must be at least 800 dpi. All artwork must be at 100% size. Photos and logos downloaded from websites are not acceptable, as the resolution is not high enough for print. Ads may bleed, with 1/8” bleed allowance. Trim size is 5.5” x 8.5”.

Ad Sizes & Rates:

Size Rate
Full page 5” x 8” $500
Half page 5” x 3.95” $250
Quarter page 2.45” x 3.95” $100
No additional charge for color or full bleed

Upon request, The Nonprofit Center can create a custom ad for any advertiser for an additional fee of $40. Call Liana at (413) 645-3151 for more information.

Thank you for supporting this new publication! Choose and pay online for one of three sizes or send your check to:

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires
40 Railroad Street, Suite 10
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Advertising artwork can be emailed to