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.

For Board Members

The biannual Board Leadership Forum is the region's only daylong training and networking opportunity exclusively for nonprofit board members and their executive directors, featuring workshops by leading experts on the latest trends in the field. The inaugural event was held in 2018.

BTCF offered two Board Leadership Seminars for regional board members in 2019. Attendees learned about smart fundraising decisions with Gayle L. Gifford and inclusive board service with Kenya Rutland. More seminars will be held in 2021.

Board chairs or vice chairs can apply for a scholarship to attend Governing for Nonprofit Excellence, a four-day executive education program at Harvard Business School.

For Executive Directors

BTCF provides scholarships to Harvard Business School's Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management executive education program.

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.

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

The Foundation Center by Candid
Provides news and research about philanthropy, tools for finding funders and online tutorials for everything from proposal writing to nonprofit management.

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.

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The biannual Board Leadership Forum is the region's only daylong training and networking opportunity exclusively for nonprofit board members and their executive directors, featuring workshops by leading experts on the latest trends in the field. The inaugural event was held in October 2018. Photo by John Dolan.