Session 1 of 3: Up From the Grassroots: Build a Stronger Board, Raise More Money


September 16 (9am-1pm) Hotel on North

(3-part series: Session 2, November 2 via Zoom and Session 3, December 2 via Zoom)


Session 1: Designing a stronger board; fundraising and financial oversight with leading nonprofit consultants Robert Osborne and Andy Robinson


How organizations grow and change (and what this means for your board)


  • Finding and filling the gaps on your board
  • Board job descriptions: What to expect from them, what they can expect in return
  • Understanding your finances and revenue options
  • Redefining fundraising: It’s not about money
  • Building a board fundraising menu


Zoom sessions: November 2 and December 2, 9:30-11:00am.

We will create these sessions based on participant input and feedback. What else do you want to learn? How are you implementing what you’ve learned so far? How are your peers addressing their challenges and opportunities?

These 90-minute workshops are interactive, so please come prepared to participate. And yes, there will be homework…


Note: Free one-on-one coaching is available by the hour on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please email Liana@npcberkshires.org to reserve your session(s).



Robert Osborne photoRobert Osborne (www.theosbornegroup.com) has more than 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, providing fundraising and management consulting, as well as training to his clients.


Robert is a well-known international speaker and workshop leader. He has conducted well-received workshops and/or keynote addresses for the International Fundraising Congress, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, The American Prospect Research Association, The Association of Donor Relations Professionals, the International Fundraising Festival, AFP Congress, the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand, and many others.


Robert serves on the boards of the United Hospital Fund and US Squash. He also serves on the International Advisory Board of the Czech Fundraising Center, the International Advisory Board of the Impact Hub Belgrade in Serbia, and the Advisory Board of the Impact Hub Metropolitan in New York. He is a studio partner and co-founder of Studio X Ventures, a venture studio for social impact startups in the Western Balkans, with a focus on women founders.



About Andy

Andy Robinson photoAndy Robinson (www.andyrobinsononline.com) provides training and consulting for nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies. Over the past 25 years, Andy has worked with clients in 47 US states and Canada.


Since the pandemic began in March 2020, he has designed and facilitated 135 online meetings, webinars, and remote workshops covering a variety of topics, including fundraising, board development, marketing, facilitation, and train-the-trainer programs.


Andy is the author of six books, including Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money, www.trainyourboard.com. His latest is What Every Board Member Needs to Know, Do, and Avoid. He lives in Plainfield, Vermont.