Nomination forms are available below.
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, in partnership with The Berkshire Eagle, will present the 2nd Annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards breakfast on Tuesday, May 21, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield. The award recognizes people who work tirelessly in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community.
In reflecting on the sold-out inaugural awards event last year, Liana Toscanini, founder of the Nonprofit Center, said, “It’s important to recognize people for their commitment and accomplishments, especially in our community which has the highest number of nonprofits per capita in the Commonwealth.”
Nominations are being solicited from across the Berkshires in seven categories: Executive Leadership, Board Member, Super Staffer, Unsung Hero, Volunteer, Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement. 19 honorees (One Lifetime Achievement honoree and 3 in each of the remaining categories) will be selected by a committee of business and nonprofit leaders. The nomination form will be available online at npcberkshires.org February 1st. The deadline for submissions is March 31.
The NPC is currently seeking sponsors for this celebratory event. For more information about sponsorship, click here. To date, major support comes from The Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Bank.
Founded in 2016, the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires serves as a clearinghouse for information, helping nonprofits connect, learn and grow. The NPC currently has 116 members. For more information visit npcberkshires.org.
Nominee must work or volunteer for a registered Berkshire County 501(c)(3).
Nominees must show evidence of the strength of their work across a broad range of criteria including: strategic thinking, thoughtful execution, support of the culture, growth and strength of the organization, supportive of the population the nonprofit serves, commitment to the community, embodies the mission and vision of the organization. Nominations should provide evidence of significant achievements at his/her organization.
Click the category name below for a link to the corresponding nomination form. Deadline for submissions is March 31st.
A person can only be nominated in one category.