Join a Board



It’s a great way to give back to your community, meet new people, and gain new skills. If you have never served on a board before and have some questions, we can help! We’ve created a short video series that covers the basics of board service and is designed to give you enough knowledge and confidence to say “yes” to board service.


Four 10-minute videos provide an overview, and information about board roles & responsibilities, finance and fundraising. Funded by grants from the Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative and Massachusetts Service Alliance, the videos are FREE to watch here:

1. About Board Service
2. Roles & Responsibilities
3. Finance
4. Fundraising

For those interested in a more comprehensive learning experience, there is a curated portal of over 20 reference documents that serve as a practical tool to accompany the training and your first foray into board service. You’ll find articles such as “top 6 expectations of board members,” how to overcome your fear of fundraising, and a financial primer. The cost to access the portal is $29.


To round out the training, a custom webinar or in-person workshop offers groups the opportunity to ask questions, and learn more about local opportunities for board service. Participants receive a copy of NPC’s “Giving Back” guide listing all 1,000 Berkshire nonprofits by category with details on how to help. The cost for a custom webinar or workshop is $375 (NPC member price) or $495 (not-yet member price).


Liana Toscanini (413) 441-9542


“Intro to Board Service” was made possible by grants from the Massachusetts Service Alliance Volunteer Generation Fund and the Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative.