Join a Board



Joining a nonprofit board is a great way to give back to your community, meet new people, use your expertise, and gain new skills.  If you are serious about rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, we are facilitating matches between folks like you and nonprofit organizations.  If you are interested in joining a nonprofit board, please complete this brief questionnaire to help us with the matching process.  If you are currently serving on a nonprofit board, please indicate the organization name on the last question.  Note that your responses are not shared with the public.


If you are a nonprofit looking for board members, please fill out this form: Get on Board Survey for Nonprofits


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.