Nonprofit Resources

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides a range of resources and services to strengthen nonprofit organizations in our region.

Conference Rooms

Berkshire Taconic’s large conference room.BTCF offers free use of our conference rooms to nonprofit organizations for meetings. To reserve a conference room, please complete and submit the reservation form [PDF, 91KB] to info@berkshiretaonic.org or call 413.229.0370.

National Online Grant Search Databases

The Center provides free public access to the Foundation Center’s electronic database, the Foundation Directory Online as well as GrantStation. You can search these online databases to find funding sources nationwide. To make an appointment to use the databases any weekday between 9 .am. - 5 p.m., email or call 413.229.0370.

Capital Campaigns FOR BERKSHIRE COUNTY NONPROFITS

Berkshire Funders’ Roundtable Project

The Berkshire Funders’ Roundtable consists of representatives from area funders whose goal it is to increase effective philanthropy in our region. The group meets to exchange information on and share observations about the nonprofit sector.

If you are a nonprofit in Berkshire County that is considering a campaign for $250,000 or more and intends to approach one or more members of the Berkshire Funders Roundtable, the online application must be completed. Please Note: This is not a grant opportunity but rather, an information gathering tool.

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Reference Materials

Berkshire Taconic has assembled key reference material for nonprofit organizations—covering the basics of startup and board governance as well as financial, management and programmatic matters.

Other Useful Websites

  • BoardSource
    A range of tools and resources for nonprofits to increase their effectiveness — including webinars, training sessions, publications, and consulting services.
  • The Foundation Center
    Provides news and research about philanthropy, tools for finding funders and online tutorials for everything from proposal writing to nonprofit management.
  • Guidestar
    The most comprehensive online database of information on nonprofits across the country.
  • IRS Guidelines for the Revised Form 990
    Most tax-exempt organizations must file an annual informational return with the IRS to maintain tax-exempt status. Information on Form 990 is made available to the public.
  • The Planned Giving Design Center
    Provides tools and techniques to help integrate philanthropy into financial, charitable gift and estate planning.
  • Third Sector New England
    Access a searchable database on compensation and benefits for nonprofits in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and adjoining communities.
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BTCF welcomes nonprofit groups to use any of its three conference rooms at no charge.