GIVING BACK: Your Guide to Philanthropic Opportunities in the Berkshires

Each year the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires publishes a Giving Back guide listing 1,000 nonprofits by category, i.e. Arts & Culture, Housing, Youth & Education.  Listings are FREE for all Berkshire nonprofits.


Designed to connect nonprofits to people who want to “give back” either as volunteers or donors, the Giving Back guide has become an indispensable tool.


The Giving Back guide has grown every year as more nonprofits participate with full page profiles and more groups such as schools, giving circles, and leadership programs request the book.


In 2020, we established a new format and distribution partnership with The Berkshire Eagle, reaching almost 3x the number of people in our community.

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NEW format & EXPANDED distribution via The Berkshire Eagle

Given the societal changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Giving Back guide transitioned to a new format & distribution model to directly reach prospective donors & volunteers where they are – at home. We partnered with The Berkshire Eagle to publish a special “Berkshire Nonprofit Edition” of the paper on September 23, 2020 that was mailed to 13,400 homes in the Berkshires.


The Berkshire Eagle provided rich editorial content focused on the nonprofit sector throughout the Sept 23rd edition. The NPC redesigned the Giving Back guide to fit the newspaper size “Broadsheet” pages. Our 32-page Giving Back section was printed on brighter paper to encourage people to keep it as a valuable reference throughout the year. Additional copies are available throughout the year as needed. Over 1,000 Berkshire nonprofits were listed by category in the directory.

Click the image above to explore the current guide online!

NONPROFITS: Raise Awareness of your Organization


Check your free listing

The guide includes a directory of all 1,000+ Berkshire County Nonprofits organized by category. All nonprofits are listed free of charge. Please click here to check your current listing online. Email updates to


Reserve a profile to share your mission & grow your nonprofit! (Sold out for 2020/Stay tuned for the 2021 edition)

This is your opportunity to share information with potential donors & volunteers about ways to get involved & support your mission. A profile includes mission statement, photo, program description, ways to help, fast facts, a testimonial, your logo & address. View a sample profile.


Reserve your profile space today or email for an invoice.



Please note that in 2020 we added black & white profiles as a more affordable option. There were a limited number of color profiles available on a first come, first served basis.


Full-Color Profile (SOLD OUT FOR 2020) – NPC members pay $80/Nonmembers $130

Black & White Profile (SOLD OUT FOR 2020) – NPC members pay $50/Nonmembers $80


The deadline for reserving your profile space in the 5th annual Giving Back guide was Tuesday, August 4th.



Show your support for philanthropy, volunteerism, and Berkshire nonprofits by sponsoring the beloved Giving Back guide.  It is the only directory of Berkshire nonprofits and an indispensable tool for volunteers, donors, giving circles, community service project leaders, schools, and other programs such as the Dulye Leadership Experience and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BCC (OLLI).

Cost: $1,000




2020 Sponsors



“Giving Back: Your Guide to Charitable Opportunities in the Berkshires” 5th edition was published and distributed by The Berkshire Eagle on September 23, 2020 and mailed to 13,400 households. These reached community members interested in getting involved and supporting nonprofits directly in their homes.


Your advertising support helps underwrite the cost of this publication, making participation for nonprofits accessible and affordable. Show your support for the nonprofit sector by purchasing an ad and helping to make this invaluable community resource available to all.


Advertising is open to all businesses that wish to show their support of the nonprofit sector, and all nonprofits that wish to promote their missions and programs. For more information on advertising opportunities click here.