Nonprofit Boot Camp

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Name: Nonprofit Boot Camp
Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Join a cohort of your peers at the iconic Red Lion Inn for our full-day Nonprofit Boot Camp for new, young and small nonprofits in need of a tune-up. We’ll cover the basics of nonprofit management featuring local experts leading sessions on governance, finance, legal, insurance, fundraising, marketing and annual appeal writing. Aimed at directors, board members, and volunteer leaders who want to build a solid foundation or address gaps, this day-long session presents an opportunity for staff and board to attend together. Attendees will leave with a binder containing templates, sample descriptions, articles, and other resources to guide them in the coming months. Attending organizations will also have a free hour of phone or Zoom consultation with NPC good anytime in 2021-2022, to help their organization past any hurdles. NOTE: All attendees and faculty must be double-vaccinated. The Boot Camp is scheduled to take place in the Hitchcock Room, a large conference space where attendees can sit more than 6 feet apart. There is a possibility this workshop will have to go virtual. Stay tuned for updates and please let us know your thoughts about in-person vs. virtual (email Thank you for your understanding. Here’s what previous attendees had to say…… “Gave me a solid foundation to understand my role as a board member. Found it really helpful to know that other orgs are struggling w/similar issues and to hear potential solutions.” “This was economical and efficient and packed with useful info.” “Just being able to roundtable with other small nonprofits was valuable and the added bonus of the presenter info.” “Overall a great overview, lots of good resources to follow up on.” FACULTY Dan Seitz is currently executive director of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency for naturopathic doctoral programs in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2004 he has also served as an organizational consultant and facilitator, providing nonprofits, associations and educational institutions with advice and assistance on such matters as governance, strategic planning, fundraising, and regulatory compliance, as well as management coaching. Since 2007, he has served on the board of directors of the Berkshire Co-op Market, a cooperative grocery store in Great Barrington, MA, that sells primarily organic and local foods. He is also a board member for the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, which supports the environment, health care and the arts, and is a public member of the National Organic Standards Board, an advisory board that makes recommendations to the United States Secretary of Agriculture on organic food and products. Ethan Klepetar/Hellman, Shearn & Arienti concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial law, commercial financing, real estate, and nonprofit law. He serves as President of the Board of Trustees for the Berkshire Museum, and is a member of the Central Berkshire Fund Committee of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. He acts as pro-bono legal counsel to the Berkshire Immigrant Center, where he has served in the past as chair of the Advisory Board. In his hometown of Becket, Mass., he serves as the Town Moderator. Ethan is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts. Education: Brandeis University (B.A. 2004); University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2007). Liana Toscanini founded the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires in 2016 after 20 years of volunteering in the Berkshires. She learned the art of fundraising and grant writing on the job, helping to restore the historic Sandisfield Arts Center building. Her corporate marketing background proved useful in her various board roles, assisting nonprofits with PR, marketing and fundraising, and in her job as Development & Marketing Director for Community Access to the Arts (CATA) where she worked for nine years. She currently serves on the board of the MA Nonprofit Network. Kim Baker, CISR, CWCA, is a Senior Account Executive/Risk Manager at Toole Insurance Agency, and Board Vice-Chair at BFAIR (Berkshire Family & Individual Resources). Skilled in Employment Practices Liability, Management and Leadership, Kim has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Michigan State University.
The Red Lion Inn 30 Main Street Stockbridge, MA 01262
Date/Time Information:
September 23 8am-4pm
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$145 for the primary participant and $85 for each additional participant from a nonprofit organization. (Coffee, breakfast and lunch included).
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