Your membership dues help us provide programs and services to support all nonprofits in the Berkshires. We are stronger together!
Connect with NPC founder Liana Toscanini to discuss what your needs are and how the NPC can help. It’s amazing how much information can be exchanged in one hour! Share your thoughts about the sector and part with many tips and referrals to move your organization forward.
Take advantage of this one right away by checking our EVENTS page. Members can use their workshop credit on NPC workshop tickets up to $40 in value. Workshops are a great place to meet fellow nonprofits, make connections with local experts, and gain professional development. Some of our past workshop/webinar topics: HR for Nonprofits, Crafting a strong Grant Proposal, The Use of Surveys in Program Evaluation, Starting an Endowment, Social Media Hacks, Getting the Word out About your Organization, Cyber Security, Donor Databases, Navigating Bias in the Workplace, Budgeting in the Time of Coronavirus, Federal Grants, Volunteers Matter. Feel free to suggest a topic!
Every Berkshire nonprofit is listed free in this annual directory. If you would like to reserve a profile space to increase awareness of your organization, NPC members pay only $100 (nonmembers pay $150). Click here to read more >>
Do you struggle to identify new funding sources? Does the lack of time limit your ability to submit grant requests? Do you have a grants strategy? As a member benefit, you can purchase full membership access to GrantStation for just $95, a substantial saving off the regular price of $699. GrantStation provides tools to find new grant sources, build a strong grantseeking program, and write winning successful proposals to fund your organization’s mission! Learn more about GrantStation >>
Current Members: Discounted GrantStation Membership
Not-yet-members: Joint NPC/GrantStation Membership
For a one-time fee of $600, NPC staff, board and consultants team up to help you with all aspects of fundraising including but not limited to:
Note: Grant funding may exist to help pay for the cost for nonprofits with minimal resources.
A broad menu of services is available on a fee basis for additional or ongoingassistance.
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. If we don’t have the expertise in house, we’ll connect you to the right consultant. NPC members pay $50/hour for assistance.
Note: If your organization is struggling financially, please contact the NPC for pro bono consulting options.
Let us help you step-by-step from concept to completion of legal forms. The more you can do before a lawyer is necessary, the less expensive your start-up costs will be. The NPC discounted rate of $50/hour applies.
Using a fiscal sponsorship arrangement offers a way for a cause to attract donors even when it is not yet recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The NPC can serve as your administrative “home” collecting contributions and grants on your behalf for a 7% fee. As part of the agreement, the NPC also offers management coaching. Learn about fiscal sponsorship in this short video (NEO Law Group). Learn more about fiscal sponsorship from the National Council of Nonprofits.
Note: Fiscally sponsored projects must become NPC members.
Have a question? Need a connection or a resource? Let us save you valuable time and energy. Contact us any time. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll get it for you or connect you to someone who can help, usually within just a few hours. Email your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. It is often used to post job openings, educational opportunities, and event announcements or opportunities of particular interest to nonprofits. To join, send a blank email to Berkshiresemail@example.com
You’ll find Berkshire County statistics and benchmarks, links to other web sites, informative articles, infographics and more in our Resources section.
The NPC regularly shares member posts. If you need outside assistance, we can recommend social media experts who can create Social Media programs for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have a team of volunteers willing to review, comment and proofread your grant applications or reports.