Nonprofit Board Training & 'Speed Dating'

  • Friday, March 22, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room G-12, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West street, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201
  • 15


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Are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors of one of the many worthy non-profits in Berkshire County, but aren't sure what that entails or which one would be the right fit? We have the perfect workshop for you!

OLLI has partnered with the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires to offer a workshop over four mornings that outlines the roles and responsibilities of board members, with the final morning focused on an opportunity to 'speed date' a variety of non-profits who are looking for new board members.

It's a great way to learn more about the important role board members and non-profits play in the beautiful Berkshires, and find out which non-profits are looking for someone like you to serve on their board. Learn all about the Berkshire nonprofit sector, the role of boards, expectations, and how you can make a difference.  We’ll cover the legal and financial responsibilities of the board, as well as board meeting structure, fundraising, best practices & more.

Our lead instructor is Liana Toscanini, founder and director of the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires. Liana has many years of experience in the non-profit field both as a volunteer and board member and as a staff member.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and was recognized as one of the 25 most creative, most dedicated and most influential people of the Berkshires in 2018 by Berkshire Magazine. (And yes, she's the granddaughter of the great conductor Arturo Toscanini!)

In addition to a Board Binder full of useful reference materials, all participants will receive a free copy of Giving Back: Your Guide to Charitable Opportunities in the Berkshires, published by the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires.

Tuition for the Nonprofit Board Training and 'Speed Dating' is $60 for OLLI at BCC members and $80 for non-members. Registration is available online or by calling 413.236.2190 with a credit card. Attendance is limited to 30 participants - early registration is encouraged!

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