Welcome Nonprofit Professionals! 

Through the Nonprofit Support Center, the Foundation seeks to stimulate the development of a capable, forward thinking and collaborative nonprofit sector in Worcester County.

Whether you're looking to develop the capacity of your team, engage in strategic planning, strengthen your board, or find a consultant, we're here to help with that and more.

NSC Workshops

The Nonprofit Support Center will be on hiatus through Summer 2022.

Check back in September to see what learning opportunities we will be making available to the nonprofit community.

Resources for Nonprofits

​Stay current and informed on the latest best practices in management, planning, development and marketing by exploring the resources below.

What We're Reading

  • Nonprofit Leaders of Color Speak Out...About being underestimated, breaking barriers, and whether things are getting better 

    By Nicole Wallace, The Chronicle of Philanthropy Read the article.

  • 7 Things Nonprofits Can Do To Support Millennials of Color in the Sector

    By Owen Berson & Ning Jun Yuan, TSNE. Read the blog post.

  • Multiyear and Unrestricted: The Grants of Nonprofit Dreams Come to Life

    The Nonprofit Quarterly. Read the article.

  • Nonprofit Board Service Builds More Effective Business Leaders

    By Timothy J. McClimon, Forbes. Read the article.

  • Cultures of Nonprofit Trusteeship: What Lies Beneath?

    By Rikki Abzug and Jeffrey S. Simonoff, The Nonprofit Quarterly. Read the article.

  • Gospels of Giving for the New Gilded Age: Are today’s donor classes solving problems—or creating new ones?

    By Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker. Read the article.

  • The Moment to Explore Strategic Partnerships.

    Featured in The Power of Possibility. Read the case study.
  • Women Drove Charitable Giving Increases Following 2016 Elections.

    Lily Family School of Philanthropy. Read the report.

Boston Foundation Directory of Racial Equity Capacity Builders

In June of 2020, the Boston Foundation commission this directory of individuals and organizations that provide racial equity consulting or training services. This is a resource to help the sector center equity and nonprofits to advance racial equity within their own organizations. View it here

New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory

The NSC joined with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Human Service Forum in Springfield to establish this searchable database that provides nonprofit organizations with information about the skills, specializations, and interests of individual consultants who serve our region. None of the sponsoring organizations endorses any consultant in the directory and users are urged to check references before hiring. View it here 

We've got what you're looking for!

And if we don't, we'll help point you in the right direction.

Our Nonprofit Resources page includes information on board development and governance policies, management tools, local and regional resources, and information on what's new in the nonprofit sector. 

Resource Library

Board Chair Survivor Guide *ahem* we mean Toolkit

As the volunteer chair of a nonprofit Board of Directors, you probably have some idea of all you’d like to accomplish but may not know where to go for help. 

That's where we come in.

Board Chair Toolkit

Have You Heard of These?

There are lots of organizations out there that regularly offer online trainings and in-person workshops.

Many online webinars are even free or at low cost. If you're interested in additional opportunities for professional growth, explore these options.

Questions about the Nonprofit Support Center?

Contact Sarah Shugrue
Senior Program Officer
Email Sarah

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