Nonprofit Learning Program

The Nonprofit Learning Program provides executives and the leadership of nonprofit boards with intensive training in best practices in governance and fund development. This program will increase your organization’s productivity, strengthen its sustainability and help you better accomplish your mission.

Participants receive group training sessions with Simone Joyaux, an internationally recognized consultant in nonprofit management, a $2,000 grant at the program’s conclusion to implement lessons learned, a comprehensive resource manual and several hours of private consultation.

Program Information

Groups learn to define the roles of board and staff, engage board members in fundraising and governance, build lasting relationships with donors and launch successful fund development and donor communications initiatives. More than 50 organizations and 200 individuals have participated in the Nonprofit Learning Program.

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Nonprofit Learning Program.


Child Care of the Berkshires

Liz Costley, Vice President
Heather LaBonte, Human Resources Director
Alethea Morrison, Board Member
Anne Nemetz-Carlson, President and CEO

Community Access to the Arts
Sarah Carpenter, Development Manager
Margaret Keller, Executive Director
Rich Petrino, Board Director
Elaine Radiss, Board Director
Steve Shatz, Board President

Elder Services of Berkshire County
Dawn Dellea, Board Chair
Kathleen Luczynski, Board Vice Chair
John Lutz, Executive Director
Rhonda Serre, Outreach and Advancement Supervisor

Will Conklin, Executive Director
Susan Ingersoll, Treasurer
Ellen Lahr, Vice Chair
David Sheehan, Board Chair



High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center
Laura Corsun, Founder and Executive Director
Carol Curran, Board Member
Ginger Feldman, Board Member
Dianne Ortmann, Development Coordinator

Kent Historical Society
Austi Brown, Board Member
Michael Everett, President
Brian Thomas, Executive Director
Katie Vick, Board Member
Lynn Worthington, Vice President

Wassaic Project
Paloma Hutton, Communications Officer
Janet Offensend, Board President
Dan Sternberg, Governance Committee Chair
Bowie Zunino, Co-director

Women’s Support Services
Judith Crouch, Board Chair
Alexandra Lange, Board Member
Betsey Mauro, Executive Director
Shelly Ross Robbins, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator

Past Participants

  • 21st Century Fund for H.V.R.H.S.
  • Becket Arts Center
  • Berkshire Nursing Families
  • Berkshire South Regional Community Center
  • Canaan Child Care
  • Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
  • Chore Service
  • Columbia County Council on the Arts
  • Columbia-Greene Humane Society
  • Construct, Inc.
  • Cornwall Child Center
  • Cornwall Free Library
  • Cornwall Housing Corporation
  • Crescendo, Inc.
  • Dalton Council on Aging
  • Dalton CRA
  • David M. Hunt Library
  • Douglas Library
  • EMS Institute
  • Falls Village Day Care Center
  • Family Life Support Center
  • Family Resource Center of Columbia County
  • Flying Cloud Institute
  • Friends of Dalton COA
  • Friends of Main Street Winsted
  • Goshen Players
  • Great Mountain Forest Corporation
  • Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
  • Habitat for Humanity NW CT
  • Hawthorne Valley Association
  • Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
  • Housatonic Child Care Center
  • Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
  • Hudson Area Association Library
  • IS183, Art School of the Berkshire
  • Kent Art Association
  • Kent Children’s Center
  • Kent Historical Society
  • Lebanon Valley Historical Society
  • Little Guild of St. Francis
  • Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties
  • Multicultural BRIDGE
  • Norfolk Land Trust
  • North East Community Center
  • Northeast-Millerton Library
  • Northwestern Connecticut AIDS Project
  • Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
  • Older Women’s League
  • Prime Time House
  • Railroad Street Youth Project
  • Salisbury Association
  • Salisbury Family Services
  • Salisbury Forum
  • Sharon Day Care
  • Sharon Historical Society
  • SOAR/SCS Enrichment Fund
  • Stageworks on the Hudson
  • Susan B. Anthony Project
  • Time Out Foundation
  • TriArts Sharon Playhouse
  • Winsted Health Center Foundation
  • Women’s Support Services
  • Youth Center, Inc.
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