2nd Annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards 2019


There are over 1,000 nonprofits in Berkshire County – the highest per capita in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the 6th highest in the U.S.  The Berkshire nonprofit sector is a significant economic driver, supporting nearly 24,000 full and part-time jobs and generating $1.6 Billion in annual revenue.  In partnership with our sponsors, the NPC produces an uplifting annual awards event that recognizes the nonprofit sector’s greatest assets – its people.  With The Berkshire Eagle as the major media sponsor, this unique event is widely promoted throughout the Berkshires between February and May.



Nonprofit organizations make outstanding contributions to Berkshire County’s quality of life. The Berkshire Nonprofit Awards recognize the high level of commitment and extraordinary accomplishments of individuals in Berkshire County’s nonprofit community. This is a celebratory event on a weekday morning to honor THE PEOPLE who work tirelessly in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire Community. Nominations are submitted from across the Berkshires in 7 categories: Executive Leadership, Board Leadership, Super Staffer, Unsung Hero, Rising Star, Volunteer & Lifetime Achievement. 19 honorees (One Lifetime Achievement honoree and 3 in each of the remaining categories) are selected by a committee of business, civic and nonprofit leaders.


Tuesday, May 21, 2018 8am – 10am
Location: Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield
Inspirational Speaker: Kristen van Ginhoven of WAM Theatre
MC: State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli
Breakfast and networking followed by presentation of awards (Each award will be presented by a different sponsor)
Maximum capacity:  300
Tickets: $45 per person (All 19 honorees receive a complimentary ticket from our sponsors)


Announce in January with a “save-the-date”
Issue a press release and run (13) quarter-page ads in the Eagle
Collect nominations throughout February and March
Judge by April 11, notify honorees, send out invitation by April 20 with RSVP by May 13
16-page tabloid in 35,000 copies of The Berkshire Eagle on Sunday May 19 (profiles honorees)

Sponsor Levels And Acknowledgement

$1000 Bronze Sponsor


  • Acknowledgement on event signage
  • Mention in printed program
  • Social media posts
  • Press Release to local media
  • NPC web site
  • Your business name and/or logo in the (8) Quarter page ads running in the Eagle between February and May
  • Your quarter-page ad in the Berkshire Eagle 16-page tabloid inserted into 35,000 papers on the Sunday before the event
  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Opportunity to contribute items to 300 swag bags


$2500 Silver Sponsor

All the same acknowledgement as Bronze category PLUS


  • 6 tickets to the event
  • half-page ad in the Giving Back Guide (5,000 copies distributed in fall 2019)


$5000 Gold Sponsor

All the acknowledgement for Bronze and Silver categories PLUS


  • Half-page ad in Connections Magazine
  • full page ad in the annual Giving Guide (5,000 copies)
  • 6 tickets to the event, and an opportunity to address the event audience.


Contact: Liana Toscanini (413) 441-9542 or