The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has partnered with the Massachusetts Service Alliance and a Cleveland-based technology firm called Inspiring Service to launch an online platform for nonprofits that captures data, collects stories and connects people to volunteering and giving so they can take action to help in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
GiveBackBerkshires.org will feature nonprofit profiles, real-time data such as volunteer hours lost, fundraisers canceled, event and mission-delivery revenue lost, and stories of COVID-19’s impact.
As the community partner for the Berkshire region, the NPC will be joining the Cape, Metrowest and Boston regions in quickly deploying this useful assessment, response and recovery tool. The aggregate regional data will assist funders, donors, and others addressing nonprofit needs in directing their philanthropic dollars.
The Massachusetts Service Alliance is adopting the platform statewide for organizations to connect to volunteers and donors. MSAConnects.org will promote all the regionally-branded web sites like GiveBackBerkshires.org as well. NPC founder Liana Toscanini said, “This innovative tool couldn’t come at a better time for Berkshire County which has no county-wide volunteer service.” The site is scheduled to launch in July 2020 featuring over 100 Nonprofit Center members. All Berkshire County nonprofits are invited to have a presence on the web site at no charge.
Visit GiveBackBerkshires.org to explore ways you can help local nonprofits. The new website provides information you need to find a meaningful opportunity to GIVE BACK to the Berkshire community. The NPC is committed to helping nonprofits connect, learn and grow. We connect nonprofits to volunteers at Volunteer Fairs throughout the county, referrals, the Giving Back guide, and this new website.
Are you looking to match your skills to a nonprofit? Volunteering can be a great source of satisfaction and a learning opportunity. Peruse the opportunities listed on GiveBackBerkshires.org to find one that resonates with you.
Seeking new volunteers? Have specific needs as a result of COVID-19? This tool allows you to share your story with the community and connect to new volunteers and donors. Visit GiveBackBerkshires.org to add or edit your organization’s profile. Click here to read the guide for nonprofits.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.