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:

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.

One free workshop of your choice:

Take advantage of this one right away by checking our EVENTS page. Members can use their workshop credit on 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, 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, Navigating Bias in the Workplace, Budgeting in the Time of Coronavirus, Federal Grants, Volunteers Matter. Feel free to suggest a topic!

Instant advice and connections:

Have a question? Need a connection or a resource? 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 info@npcberkshires.org.

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 profile in NPC’s Giving Back guide:

Every Berkshire nonprofit is listed free in this annual directory. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date HERE. If you would like to reserve a profile space to increase awareness of your organization, NPC members pay only $80 (nonmembers pay $130). Click here to read more >>

Keep informed:

To keep abreast of new programs and products, please LIKE and FOLLOW the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires on Facebook, Instagram, 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.

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.

 

Note: During COVID-19, the NPC has coordinated pro bono services from a group of local consultants. Click here to review the list

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. Email info@npcberkshires.org 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.

HELP STARTING YOUR NONPROFIT

Let us help you step-by-step from concept to completion of legal forms. The more you can do before your lawyer steps in, the less expensive your start-up costs will be. The NPC discounted rate of $50/hour applies.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

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 10% fee. As part of the agreement, the NPC can also offer back office services and management coaching. Learn about fiscal sponsorship in this short video (NEO Law Group). Learn more about fiscal sponsorship from the National Council of Nonprofits.

Access to a 90% discount on a GRANTSTATION MEMBERSHIP:

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 $75, a 90% 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 >>

WE OFFER A $175+ VALUE FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES!

  1. One-hour free consultation: Value $50
  2. One free workshop: Value up to $40
  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