The Nonprofit Center provides workshops on popular topics such as program evaluation, starting an endowment, donor databases, grant writing, cyber security, Social Media hacks, telling your story, annual appeal writing etc.  We also present a one-day nonprofit Boot Camp. For a full list of events, please go to the Calendar page.


The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires offers affordable educational workshops for nonprofits throughout the year and throughout the county.  Workshop fees are generally $25 for NPC members and $35 for nonmembers. Fees are sometimes higher for more complex topics and regional speakers.  We focus on local experts so that nonprofits have those resources nearby when needed. People also enjoy networking with each other in a classroom environment.




We are a nonprofit and as such work diligently to minimize the expenses associated with our events. Cancellations do require administrative time and attention from our small staff. For this reason we’ve established a no refund policy. If a workshop and/or class has been unexpectedly cancelled and/or postponed by the NPC, a refund or credit towards another workshop and/or class will be issued. If a registrant is unable to attend a workshop and/or class, a substitute may be sent or a credit may be issued. Credit must be used within one year of the cancellation date.



NPC Workshops 2018


  1. Peer to Peer Fundraising, Mary McGurn at BCC
  2. The Art & Science of Leading Transformational Change, Bob Voss at MCLA
  3. Social Media Hacks, Dawn Stanyon at BCC
  4. Cyber Security, Rob Horner at BCC
  5. Telling Your Story, Hannah Van Sickle at BCC
  6. Constant Contact, Mary Vasquez Slack for BUW
  7. Excel, Jean Atwater Williams for BUW
  8. Data Visualization, Mary Nash for BUW
  9. Nonprofit Summer Boot Camp, Susan Nicholl at Red Lion
  10. Project Leadership, Bob Voss at MCLA
  11. Workshopping the Appeal Letter, Jenni Haley at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
  12. Program Evaluation, Donahue Institute at Hotel on North
  13. Using Surveys in Program Evaluation, Mary Nash at MCLA
  14. Webinar on Tracking in kind gifts (Grantstation)
  15. Social Media Hacks, Dawn Stanyon, 1Berkshire
  16. Organizational Partnering ROUNDTABLE FORMAT, Berkshire Athenaeum
  17. Financial Competency John Gillespie at Red Lion Inn
  18. Three Winning Storytelling Strategies, Jenni Haley, MCLA


NPC Workshops 2017


  1. Building Audiences – presented at 1Berkshires Creatives Conference at MA MoCA
  2. HR for Nonprofits @ 1Berkshire, Pittsfield
  3. Tools for Leading Transformational Change, October Mountain Financial in Lee
  4. Social Media Hacks for Small Businesses & Nonprofits, BCC South County in partnership with SBCOC
  5. Planned Giving at SJP in partnership with BTCF
  6. Data Visualization, BCC South County Center
  7. Donor Management Issues, BCC South County Center
  8. Video for Nonprofits, BCC South County Center
  9. Cyber Security, BCC South County Center
  10. Getting the Word Out About your Organization, BCC South County Center
  11. IT Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting, BCC South County Center


NPC workshops 2016


  1. HR for Nonprofits, Bill Tighe
  2. Creating Your Narrative, Anastasia Stanmeyer
  3. Bringing a Nonprofit Product to Market, Jayne Church
  4. The Use of Surveys in Evaluation, Mary Nash
  5. Grant Funding for Arts & Culture Organizations, Laurie Werner
  6. Intro to Grantwriting, Ruth Dinerman
  7. Foundations 101, Ruth Dinerman
  8. Mission Centric Finance for Nonprofits and Supporters, Arista Investment Advisors
  9. Starting an Endowment, Chuck Leach & Gary Schiff