Nonprofit Services - Receive Nonprofits & Individuals - Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Nonprofits in the Berkshire Taconic region help build stronger communities and drive local economies. As a primary resource for the sector, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is focused on strengthening nonprofit leadership and stewarding nonprofit resources through a variety of fund options.

Leadership Development

Berkshire Taconic helps nonprofits build more secure futures for themselves and their communities by providing trainings and professional development.

2022 Virtual Institute for Trustees

For the second year, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is joining Essex County Community Foundation to present the Institute for Trustees, an annual conference for nonprofit leaders with virtual workshops and networking opportunities from April 12 to May 26. Executive directors and board members from Berkshire, Columbia, northeast Dutchess and northwest Litchfield counties are invited to join us.

Participants can sign up for as many as 25 workshops, which will be available to view both live and on demand. These sessions will cover topics ranging from strategic planning and fundraising to diversity and board development.

The discounted early bird rate of $110 is available until March 11. After that, registration will cost $130. Full board registration is available for $500.

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and SouthCoast Community Foundation have joined us in presenting this year's event.  

Recovery and Rebuilding: Nonprofit Support in Changing Times

We are proud to partner with community foundations across the region to offer a series of free webinars on fundraising and strategy. View recordings of past sessions and register for upcoming webinars.

Endowment Building

BTCF can help build nonprofit endowments or reserve funds in a several ways:

Nonprofit Agency Funds

BTCF has a world-class investment portfolio with returns in the top quartile among community foundations nationwide. In order to make this resource accessible to our region’s nonprofits, the foundation invites organizations to open a nonprofit agency fund.

Designated Funds

We can help your donors establish designated funds for your organization that will provide a steady income stream.

Planned Giving

Berkshire Taconic can also work with donors who wish to give to your organization in their estate plan or will. We can help them establish a charitable remainder trust, arrange for a gift of real estate or other estate planning vehicle.

Helpful Resources

A Closer Look
Berkshire Taconic's easy-to-navigate, interactive web resource providing current data, resident perspectives and multimedia stories on the four-county region Berkshire Taconic serves.

A range of tools and resources for nonprofits to increase their effectiveness — including webinars, training sessions, publications, and consulting services.

Candid gets you the information you need to do good.

GuideStar by Candid
The most comprehensive online database of information on nonprofits across the country.

The Planned Giving Design Center
Provides tools and techniques to help integrate philanthropy into financial, charitable gift and estate planning.

TSNE MissionWorks
Access a searchable database on compensation and benefits for nonprofits in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and adjoining communities.