Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Our nonprofits are a vital part of the local economy and contribute enormously to the character and quality of life of our region. Through the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE), Berkshire Taconic helps nonprofits build more secure futures for themselves and their communities.

Tino Galluzzo Northwest CT Arts Council and Mary O’Neill from SOAR/SCS Enrichment Fund participate in an interactive board training session.The CNE offers services and resources to help the staff, board and volunteers of nonprofits think strategically, govern effectively and operate efficiently.

What Does the Fund Support?

BTCF’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence runs trainings and seminars, offers scholarships and provides access to national databases by appointment. We also offer our meeting rooms to nonprofits free of charge.

  • Harvard Business School Scholarships
    Scholarships for nonprofit CEOs and board chairs to attend a intensive training programs at Harvard Business School in Boston
  • Nonprofit Learning Program
    Training and consultation in nonprofit governance, management and fund development
  • Nonprofit Leadership Institute
    Building leadership and management skills for nonprofit executive directors through a collaborative, peer-learning program
  • Nonprofit Seminars
    Annual seminars geared toward the interests and needs of local nonprofits such as fundraising, technology and marketing
  • Resources for Nonprofits
    Access to our conference rooms, national grant search database and resource library

How Can I Support the Center for Nonprofit Excellence?

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About This Photo
Participants in the Nonprofit Learning Program, a famously intense and engaging workshop series for nonprofit boards and executives that encourages, guides and schools the nonprofits we depend on to run effectively and do more with their resources. Photo by Sarah Edwards