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.

2021 Virtual Institute for Trustees

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation was pleased to join Essex County Community Foundation as a partner in presenting the 2021 Virtual Institute for Trustees, an annual conference inviting nonprofit leaders to gather together for educational workshops and networking opportunities.

Building on the success of BTCF's inaugural Board Leadership Forum and designed for board leaders and executive directors, the event featured 24 virtual workshops from leading nonprofit experts and powerful discussions and connections with hundreds of peers equally committed to their leadership roles. The new virtual format provided attendees with the flexibility to attend from any location, and the value to participate in as many sessions as they wished. Sessions ran April 7 to May 15, 2021.

This partnership is part of a broader effort between BTCF and ECCF to leverage resources in support of building capacity and leadership within the nonprofit sector, given the challenges facing organizations due to the pandemic and its economic consequences. 

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.

About This Photo
About This Photo

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.