Checking In and Providing Support to Western MA Nonprofits

Serving Women and Girls

The Women’s Fund, in collaboration with The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires (NPC), sent out a flash survey to assess the pressing needs of our region’s nonprofits under the current pandemic. We wanted to share initial insights to what nonprofit leaders and professionals said.

The topmost concerns were:

  • Meeting payroll and general cash flow;
  • Cost of pivoting to work remotely;
  • Fundraising in the midst of a crisis;
  • Staying connected and advice on communications;
  • Need for volunteer recruitment.

Immediate needs include:

  • Having cash to pay bills;
  • Short-term operating grants and low interest loans;
  • Access to information on what relief is available;
  • Help providing for constituents (food, gift cards, drivers, childcare, diapers etc.);
  • Help getting the word out about online fundraisers and programs;
  • Video conferencing equipment.
Liana Toscanini, NPC Executive Director, will join Donna on the April 15th Telephone Town Hall with Donna at 12:00 P.M. to share the results and discuss our organizations’ responses to those needs.
For organizations in the Berkshires, check out the NPC’s resources page for Berkshire Nonprofits.

If you lead a nonprofit in Western MA and are looking for strategic advice,
Donna Haghighat has offered to share her expertise. Contact her to schedule a time to get help.

We are working to respond to your need. Get help.