The Nonprofit Center provides affordable workshops and webinars on a wide range of topics such as Federal grant writing, Social Media hacks, annual appeal writing, Virtual events, Navigating Bias in the Workplace, Theories of Change, Donor Research, Strategic Planning & more. We also present a one-day Nonprofit Boot Camp and board trainings. We also present a one-day nonprofit Boot Camp and board trainings. For a full list of events, please go to the Calendar page.
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.
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires is teaming up with Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to offer a series of free workshops and technical assistance to small and mid-sized nonprofits looking to increase their capacity and resilience.
The “Level Up Series for Nonprofits” will take place in the fall of 2022. Over two dozen webinars and in-person workshops are scheduled between September and December. To accommodate all-volunteer organizations, some evening trainings will be offered. The workshops are free and open to all Berkshire nonprofits. Small, all-volunteer, new, and grassroots organizations are especially encouraged to take advantage of this free series aimed at strengthening organizations in areas such as grants and fundraising, marketing, and board development.
“Looking through the lens of economic recovery and future resilience, it makes sense to gear workshops and technical assistance specifically to the many small organizations we have in Berkshire County for a healthier community overall,” says Laura Brennan, Economic Development Program Manager at Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.
Local and regional faculty will teach workshops in grant preparedness and grant writing, program evaluation, logic models and theory of change, the Berkshire funding landscape, donor cultivation, board development, fundraising, social media, video, storytelling, PR, and more.
These professional development opportunities are made possible by a CARES Act grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.
Classes are limited to 20 participants, with a minimum of 8, and free one-on-one coaching is included for most topics. Registration for workshops and coaching is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are a nonprofit and 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.