Recovery and Rebuilding - Nonprofit Support in Changing Times

Berkshire Taconic is proud to partner with community foundations across the region to deliver tailored support and assistance to nonprofits. Based on the needs identified by nearly 1,500 nonprofit professionals across our four-county region, we are offering a series of technical assistance and capacity-building programs for nonprofit staff and board leaders. While there is no denying the continued challenges ahead, we are united with our partners in a mission to help stabilize, re-envision and rebuild the nonprofit sector.

Register for upcoming webinars and view recordings of past sessions below.

Berkshire County Columbia and Northeast Dutchess Counties


Free Consulting Support Available for Regional Nonprofits

Specialized, one-on-one technical support from the New York Council of Nonprofits is now available to nonprofits in Berkshire, Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties. A wide range of services is available covering topics such as Governance (boards, bylaws and policies), Financial Management (from cash flow analysis to scenario planning), and Organizational Assessments (including DEI, fundraising and strategic planning). It starts with a free consultation with NYCON staff, followed by up to 10 free hours of support to address topics selected by the nonprofit. Additional time may be available depending on the scope of work. To get started, organizations may contact NYCON to learn about and access the training, technical assistance and support available.




The Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership—a coalition of 14 community foundations, Philanthropy Massachusetts and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network—is offering free programs for nonprofits across the state. As a member of this partnership, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation encourages Berkshire County nonprofits to register for these virtual training sessions. Recordings will be made available below following each program.


Upcoming Programs

The Power of Equity in Fundraising

March 15, 2022, at 10 a.m.

This session will explore the tensions that have held some organizations back from building transformational donor partnerships and provide tools to help organizations become stronger and more impactful by incorporating equitable fundraising and communication strategies. The session will also examine how to encourage an inclusive board leadership structure and build a board fundraising program based on the strengths of a board with diverse backgrounds and various levels of fundraising reach and capacity.



Previous Programs - View Recordings

The Great Resignation: Exploring Ways to Retain Nonprofit Employees

Originally presented on March 9, 2022

Engaging Donors Virtually (Two-Part Series)

Originally presented on Nov. 10 and 17, 2020 

Part 1: What Should You Say to Your Donors? How to Effectively Communicate and Ask Donors for Support During COVID-19


Part 2:  The Time is Now: How to Have Successful Donor Fundraising Meetings on Zoom


Making Strategy in Uncertain Times

Originally presented on Nov. 12, 2020


How to Update Your Digital Fundraising Strategy in the Age of COVID-19 

Originally presented on Nov. 19, 2020


How to Build, Launch, and Promote a Digital Fundraising Campaign

Originally presented on Dec. 3, 2020


More Than Money: Identifying Organizational Strengths and Needs

Originally presented on Dec. 8, 2020


Bringing the Outside In: Engaging Communities in Priority Setting and Planning

Originally presented on Jan. 12, 2021


Fundamentals of Nonprofit Finance/Financial Bootcamp

Originally presented on Jan. 26, 2021


Organizational Change to Achieve Equity

Originally presented on Jan. 27, 2021


Alternative Strategies for Fundraising Events – Designing the Event

Originally presented on Jan. 28, 2021


Alternative Strategies for Fundraising Events – Executing the Event

Originally presented on Feb. 4, 2021


Building Financial Health and Strategic Resilience

Originally presented on Feb. 9, 2021


How Nonprofits Can Break Through the Virtual World of Fundraising and Communications

Originally presented on Feb. 17, 2021


Alliances, Mergers & Strategic Restructuring

Originally presented on Feb. 23, 2021


Capstone: Telling Your Organization’s Story for Impact

Originally presented on March 9, 2021


Marketing Your Mission and Services in a Distracted, Digital World

Originally presented on March 18, 2021


Nonprofit Report: Virtual Fundraising Successes and Lessons

Originally presented on May 18, 2021


Ready, Aim, Fire: Building Your Development Plan

Originally presented on Jan. 26, 2022




The Hudson Valley Funders Network—a coalition of 19 foundations and organizations—is partnering with the New York Council of Nonprofits to provide training and technical assistance programs to nonprofits in the Hudson Valley during the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic. As a member of this network, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation encourages nonprofits in Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties to register for these free virtual training sessions. Recordings will be made available below following each program.


Originally presented on Dec. 3, 8 and 17, 2020

Optimizing Your Website

Email Fundraising

Social Media Fundraising


Strategic Partnerships in the COVID Era: The Nonprofit Landscape

Originally presented on Jan. 8, 2021



Originally presented on Jan. 14, 2021



Originally presented on Jan. 27, 2021



Originally presented on Jan. 28, 2021



Originally presented on June 23, July 7 and July 21, 2021

Budgeting Effectively: A Team-Based Process

Nonprofit Financial Health Assessment 

Post-COVID-19 Financial Planning 


Board Recruitment in the COVID Era: Using Social Media to Create Connections and Candidates

Originally presented on Sept. 22, 2021