Level Up Workshops

for Nonprofits


FALL 2022


Note:  Webinars take place on Zoom, Workshops take place in-person (mostly in Pittsfield)


The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has teamed up with Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to offer a series of free workshops to small and mid-sized nonprofits looking to increase their capacity and resilience.


Over two dozen webinars and in-person workshops are scheduled between September and December. To accommodate a wide range of organizations, some evening trainings will be offered. The workshops are 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.


These professional development opportunities are made possible by a CARES Act grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.




  • 20 participants per class (a minimum of 8 required)
  • Limited, free one-on-one coaching is included for most topics
  • Registration for workshops and coaching is available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Must register at least 4 business days in advance


Evening webinars and workshops


September 13 (6-8pm)   Board Training/3-part series: #1 Board Roles & Responsibilities (workshop)

September 19 (6-8pm) Program Evaluation for Lean Nonprofits (webinar)

September 28 (6-8pm) Board Training #2 Finance & Fundraising (webinar)

October 17 (5:30-8:30pm) How to Consistently Use Social Media to Reach your Audience (workshop)

October 25 (6-8pm) Board Training #3: Board Meetings & Best Practices (webinar)

October 28 (1-3pm) Grant Research (workshop)

November 1 (5:30-7:30pm) Grant Preparedness (webinar)

November 9 (6-7:30pm) Berkshire Funding Landscape (webinar)

November 10 (3-4:30pm)  Meet The Donors (workshop) Not limited to 20

November 14 (6-8pm) Introduction to Grants and Grant Writing (webinar)

November 21 (6-8pm) How to Keep your Board Engaged in Resource Development All Year (webinar)

December 1 (5:30-7:30pm) Telling your Nonprofit Story (workshop)

December 6 (6-7:30pm) Creating Awareness of Your Organization Through PR & Outreach (webinar)


Daytime webinars and workshops


September 15 (9:30am-12:30pm) Introduction to Theory of Change and Logic Models Session 1 of 2 (workshop)

September 16 (9am-1pm) Building a Stronger Board (3-part series): #1 Fundraising & Financial Oversight (workshop)

September 27  (9:30-11:30am) Logic Model Clinic Session 2 of 2 (webinar)

October 7 (9-11am) Fundraising Communications Part 1 (workshop)

October 14 (9:30-11:30am) Fundraising Communications Part 2 (webinar)

October 21 (9:30-11:30am) Fundraising Communications Part 3 (webinar)

October 24 (10am-1pm) How to Consistently Use Social Media to Reach your Audience (workshop)

October 26 (9:30-11:30am) Program Evaluation for Lean Nonprofits (webinar)

November 2  (9:30-11:00am)  Building a Stronger Board #2 (webinar)

November 9 (9:30-11:30am) Program Evaluation for Lean Nonprofits (webinar)

November 16 (10-11:30am)  Strategies for Building Relationships with Your Board of Directors (webinar)

November 17 (10am-1pm) Understanding & Competing For Federal Grants (workshop)

November 29 (10am-12pm) Telling Your Nonprofit Story (workshop)

December 1 (10am-12pm) Creating Videos for Nonprofits (workshop)

December 2  (9:30-11:00am) Building a Stronger Board #3 (webinar)

December 8 (9:30-11:30am) Building Awareness for Your Organization through PR & Outreach (webinar)

December 13 (10:30am -12:30pm)  Donor Cultivation (workshop)






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