The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has partnered with the Massachusetts Service Alliance and a Cincinnati-based technology firm called Inspiring Service to launch an online platform for the Berkshire community that presents nonprofit data and stories. Prospective volunteers and donors can use the information to take action to help in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new web site launches officially on September 9th featuring nonprofit profiles, stories of COVID-19’s impact, and real-time data such as volunteer hours lost, fundraisers canceled, and program and event revenue lost. GiveBackBerkshires.org is a digital extension of the Nonprofit Center’s Giving Back guide which will appear in The Berkshire Eagle on September 23rd.
NPC founder Liana Toscanini said, “This online tool couldn’t come at a better time for Berkshire County which has no county-wide volunteer service. People really want to help during this pandemic but they need information about volunteer opportunities, items needed, and the types of needs in our community.” All Berkshire County nonprofits are invited to have a presence on the web site at no charge thanks to sponsors Berkshire Bank, Inspiring Service and Massachusetts Service Alliance.
As the community partner for the Berkshire region, the NPC will be joining the Cape, Metrowest and Boston regions in 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. Inspiring Service was founded in 2017 to provide technology to inspire and connect people to improve their communities.
Visit the new web site at GiveBackBerkshires.org
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.
Berkshire Community College: Workforce Webinars on Volunteering
Massachusetts Service Alliance: COVID-19 Volunteer Resources