The DLE in partnership with 1Berkshire is presenting an Open Forum: LOCAL POLITICS DISTILLED on Monday, June 10 starting at 5:30 pm at the Hotel on North.
A diverse group of active and former political leaders from Berkshire County will share personal experiences, offer advice and answer questions in an interactive program that engages area young professionals to get informed, involved and talking about local politics.
Guest leaders participating include:
• State Senator Adam Hinds
• State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier
• Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer
• North Adams City Councilor Ben Lamb
• Former Adams Town Administrator Jonathan Butler
• Former State Representative Candidate Stephanie Bosley
• Chair of Lee School Committee and former Lee Select Board Candidate Andrea Wadsworth
• Pittsfield City Council President Pete Marchetti
• Great Barrington Select Board Member Kate Burke
Registration and networking begin at 5:30 pm, followed by the Open Forum discussion from 6:00-7:45 pm. Advance registration at $10 is required by May 31, and can be completed at http://bit.ly/LocalPoliticsDistilled.
Seating is on a first-reserved/first-served basis.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar is available.
The Local Politics Distilled Forum is the first partnership between the Dulye Leadership Experience and 1Berkshire. The event is generously sponsored by Lee Bank.
For more information Abby Powers, 1Berkshire Member Services Coordinator and DLE alum, at (413) 499-1600 x126 email@example.com
Interest in this topic and our exceptional panel is keen, so don’t delay!
With the goal of providing ongoing, exceptional learning and networking opportunities—to supplement the annual Gen Now Retreat, the Dulye Leadership Experience Open Forum debuted March 26th with the program Nonprofits Want You.
Guest speaker Liana Toscanini, the founder and executive director of the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, told DLE alumni and Berkshire-based professionals that their unique skills, perspectives and ideas are exactly what nonprofit organizations want from volunteers and board members.
Nearly 70% of the overflow audience gave their feedback to a poll evaluating the debut session—and the results were outstanding. “This session was wonderful,” commented one attendee. “It allowed room for thought and conversation and never felt rushed. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, and Liana shared some exciting, actionable intelligence about serving on non-profit boards.”
Forum-goers found the session highly valuable as:
A podcast of Liana’s presentation, Nonprofits Want You, is available here.
Non-profit organizations really do want young professionals’ involvement—as a volunteer and on boards.
Find out how to step up your community engagement in a lively and informative conversation with Liana Toscanini, Founder and Executive Director of the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires. The DLE Open Forum: Nonprofits Want You! is set for Tuesday, March 26 starting at 6 pm at the Hotel on North in Pittsfield (MA).
Liana has over 20 years of varied volunteer experience in the Berkshires of Western MA. She served for nine years as Community Access to the Arts Development & Marketing Director. Her corporate marketing background has proven as useful in the Berkshires as it did during her prior career in New York City. She currently serves on the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
Attend and learn about:
• the Berkshire nonprofit sector
• the skills most sought by nonprofit groups
• the role of a nonprofit board
• expectations to board members and volunteers
• how you can make a difference.
This event is open to DLE alumni and their friends and colleagues. Seating is limited to 30. This is a very popular topic so don’t wait to save your seat. RSVP to Abby Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 281-8606.
Your cost to attend is based on what you eat and drink.