Foundation's Nonprofit Support Center provides nonprofit organizations in Worcester County the training, tools and support to successfully carry out their missions. The programs being offered this spring are:

Digital Civil Society: How is your work changing?
Tuesday, March 1 - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

How are digital tools changing your organization, your profession, and the needs nonprofits work to meet? Join us for a wide ranging discussion of real world challenges and questions that our digital world has set in motion.

Presenter: Ellen Dunlap, President of the American Antiquarian Society
Audience: Executive Directors, Senior Staff
Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, Worcester, 6th Floor
Fee: None
Register here by February 23.

Organizational Sustainability: Where are you on the continuum?
Tuesday, March 15 - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Attend this session to discover tools and resources for readying your organization for shifts in staff and board leadership, while minimizing unsatisfactory transitions.

Presenter: Nancy Jackson, MSW
Audience: Executive Directors, Senior Staff, Board Members
Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, Worcester, 6th Floor
Fee: None
Register here by March 1.

Board Members: Building a strong partnership with your Executive Director
Presented with support from The Kirby Foundation and Bowditch & Dewey
Thursday, April 7 - 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

This interactive workshop will give you new strategies for building the critical partnership between the board and CEO. Discover ways to align goals, assure good decision making, and maintain high energy. Those who complete this session will be eligible to submit a grant proposal to GWCF for continued work on board development or coaching with Gayle Gifford.

Presenter: Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE
Audience: Board members (teams encouraged). For organizations with three or more paid staff, including the executive director
Location: Bowditch & Dewey, 311 Main Street, Worcester
Fee: $50 reserves seats for two board members from one organization. Individual board member, $35.
Register here by March 18.

Fundraising isn't about money....neither is giving
Co-sponsored by Women in Development of Central Massachusetts
Thursday, May 5 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join Simone Joyaux for a highly interactive session, based on her 2015 online series for The Nonprofit Quarterly. You're sure to increase your organization's sustainability and enhance mission success.

Presenter: Simone Joyaux, ACFRE
Audience: Executive Directors, Development Staff, Board Members, and others eager to increase their skill in fundraising
Location: College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Suites B/C
Fee: $35
Register here by April 18.

Neil Nicoll: Leadership in the 21st century
Wednesday, May 18 - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sector leader Neil Nicoll, will offer his perspective on what is needed to lead nonprofits in the 21st century. Then join the discussion as Neil responds to your questions and facilitates a conversation that will expand upon his remarks and your interests.

Presenter: Neil Nicoll, President Emeritus of YMCA of the USA (Y-USA)
Audience: Executive Directors, Senior Staff, and those on a leadership path in the nonprofit sector
Location: Central Community Branch YMCA, 766 Main Street, Worcester
Fee: None
Register here by April 29.

To learn more about the Nonprofit Support Center or to register, visit or call (508)755-0980.