BENEFITS

The Nonprofit Center (NPC) is continually developing new benefits. Members can take advantage of the following opportunities to connect, learn and grow:

Free one-hour consultation:

Get together with NPC founder Liana Toscanini at your office, a coffee shop, or the NPC office 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.

One free workshop of your choice:

Take advantage of this one right away by checking our EVENTS page.  Workshops are a great place to meet fellow nonprofits, make connections with local experts, and gain professional development.  Some of our past workshop topics:  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!

Instant advice and connections:

Have a question? Need a connection or a resource? Call or email any time of day or night.  If we don’t have the answer, we’ll get it for you or connect you to someone who can help.

Join the 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. Mostly it is used to post job openings, educational opportunities, and announce events or opportunities of particular interest to nonprofits.  To join, send a blank email to Berkshires-subscribe@missionbasedmassachusetts.net

Receive a 40% discount on a full-page profile in NPC’s 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 HERE. If you would like a full-page profile to increase awareness of your organization, NPC members pay only $75 (nonmembers pay $125).

Keep informed:

To keep abreast of new programs and products, please LIKE and FOLLOW the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires on Facebook and sign up for emails.

Check out the RESOURCE section of the NPC web site:

You’ll find Berkshire County statistics and benchmarks, links to other web sites, informative articles, infographics and more in our Resources section.

A presence in all NPC publications and on our web site:

Members are prominently listed in Connections Magazine and the Giving Back guide, on our website with a link to your site, and on signage at events

Coaching:

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.

Social Media promotion:

The NPC regularly shares member posts.  If you need outside assistance, we have several wonderful social media experts who can create Social Media programs for you at affordable rates.  Call (413) 645-3151 for more information.

Grant application and report review:

We have a team of volunteers willing to review, comment and proofread your grant applications or reports.

WE OFFER A $160+ VALUE FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES!

  1. One-hour free consultation: Value $50
  2. One free workshop: Value $25
  3. 40% Discount on giving guide profile page: Value $50
  4. 30% Discount on educational workshops: Value $10 savings per workshop
  5. 30% Discount on technical assistance/coaching: Value $25 savings per hour
  6. 15% off PR Services
  7. Listing on web site with link to your site
  8. Social media promotion
  9. Ambassador for your organization: Value – Priceless