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Nonprofit Leadership Institute

Research shows that learning becomes transformative for organizations when it is sustained over time, involves dialogue with peers, presents opportunities to put theory into practice and focuses on real strategic issues. This is what BTCF’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute is all about.

The Nonprofit Leadership Institute is a program for executive directors to help build their leadership and management skills through a collaborative, peer-learning program led by skilled facilitator, Janet André Block. The goal is to strengthen leaders of nonprofit organizations and, by association, the organizations they serve -- resulting in stronger communities.

Program Details

Program content is focused on the key executive responsibilities of maintaining mission in a volatile climate, roles of board/staff, infrastructure, finance/budgeting, planning, fundraising and meeting management.

Program Schedule

The Nonprofit Leadership Institute will not be held in 2020.

Past Participants

  • Bethany St. Dennis, Family Resource Center
  • Rosalie Girard, Berkshire Nursing Families
  • Jenny Hansell, Northeast Community Center
  • Erica Joncyk, David M. Hunt Library
  • Nick Pohl, Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
  • Ananda Timpane, Railroad Street Youth Project
  • Carolyn Valli, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
  • Gwendolyn VanSant, Multicultural Bridge
  • Fran Chapell, Canaan Child Care Center
  • Norma DeMay, Douglas Library
  • Heather Dinneen, Chore Service, Inc.
  • Sonia DiSanti, Youth Center, Inc.
  • Rhiannon Leo-Jameson, Northeast-Millerton Library
  • Jenise Lucey, Berkshire South Regional Community Center
  • Alison Peters, Dalton CRA
  • Alice Bemand, Triarts
  • Jane Burke, Flying Cloud Institute
  • Molly Hinchman, Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
  • Beryl Jolly,Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
  • Lori Rivenburgh, Women’s Support Services
  • Hope Sullivan, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires
  • Amy Wynn, NW CT Arts Council

Back row, left to right: Nick Pohl, Rosalie Girard, Janet André Block, Carolyn Valli, Gwendolyn VanSant, Ananda Timpane, Bethany St. Dennis, Kassel Nightt (BTCF staff) Front row, left to right: Erica Joncyk, Jenny Hansell


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Nonprofit Leadership Institute Class of 2014 (l to r): Fran Chapell (Canaan Child Care Center); Norma DeMay (Douglas Library); Heather Dinneen (Chore Service, Inc.); Sonia DiSanti (Youth Center, Inc.); Rhiannon Leo-Jameson (Northeast-Millerton Library); Jenise Lucey (Berkshire South Regional Community Center); Alison Peters (Dalton CRA)