Seminars in Nonprofit Excellence

Nonprofit leaders - board and staff - throughout the region are encouraged to participate in BTCF’s “Seminars in Nonprofit Excellence,” a series of workshops designed to provide essential guidance and professional development. 

Berkshire Taconic recognizes that providing nonprofits with the tools to guide their organizations in this new economy is vital to their long term survival and to maximize services for our communities. Managing a nonprofit is no small feat in these challenging times. These seminars are intended to help our nonprofits stay at the top of their game so that they cannot only survive but thrive.


Attendance by more than one member of each organization is encouraged to maximize the benefit of the information. The seminars are taught by leading professionals on a variety of timely subjects.

The seminars provide opportunities for:

  • Professional development
  • Board development
  • Management guidance
  • Leadership education
  • Fundraising instruction


This seminar is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, contact Cathy Glasner at

Planned Giving Basics: What Every Nonprofit Should know

Thursday, April 20
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saint James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires invite 
nonprofit executive directors, development staff and board members to attend “Planned Giving Basics: What Every Nonprofit Should Know,” a workshop led by planned giving consultant Ellen Estes of Estes Associates and attorney Virginia Stanton Smith of Smith Green & Gold, LLP. 

This training will explore the various elements of planned giving, including how to: launch a planned giving program; identify prospects for planned giving; discuss giving options; and build personal relationships with donors and prospects. 

Tickets are $40 per person. Light food and beverages will be provided.

Register now for this event.