Helping Those Who Help Others

Founded in 2008 by George L. Duncan, Founder and Chairman, and Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick, Corporate Communications Director (retired), Enterprise Bank’s Non-Profit CollaborativeSM (NPC) provides critically needed support to non-profit organizations in the Merrimack Valley, North Central Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. Together, with the Enterprise Bank team, we work on behalf of the non-profit community to develop programs and resources to benefit these valuable organizations.

Educational Seminar Series

We understand the challenges you face to fulfill your mission while working with limited resources. Our educational seminars are presented by industry experts and address topics critical to the success of non-profits. Seminars are offered in both the spring and the fall and there is no cost for representatives of non-profit organizations to attend – register for one seminar, or plan to have a representative at each seminar!

All seminars take place from 8:30am to 10:30am (doors open at 8:00am) and breakfast is provided. View our Archive of Past Events.

Seminar Registration

Register now for our Fall 2016 NPC Seminar Series! To register, or to be placed on our email list, contact Andrew Duncan at 978-459-9000 x4582 or

Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule

Our 2016 fall calendar will present a range of topics to assist non-profit organizations. There is no cost for representatives of non-profit organizations to attend.

Doors Open
Speaking Program
8:30am - 10:30am
Register with Andrew Duncan
978-459-9000 x4582 |

Tuesday, September 13
Community Room at Enterprise Bank
18 Palmer Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA

Presented by: Enterprise Bankers Jamie O’Hearn, Senior Financial Advisor and Jim Moriarty, Senior Insurance Services Advisor

Seminar at a Glance:

Employee benefit plans can be important incentives used to help attract and retain employees and can serve as a valuable resource to support retirement. This engaging presentation will address some of the important factors associated with benefit plans including plan selection (medical, dental, vision insurance, 401k, 403(b), etc.), proper plan design, fees/expenses, investment selection and monitoring, health care reform and compliance, worksite wellness, and employee education and communication.

Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the different health insurance and retirement plan offerings for non-profits, as well as best practices required in order to maintain and service an organization’s changing needs.

Thursday, September 22
Rivier University Education Building, 2nd Floor - Demoulas Room
29 Clement Street, Nashua, NH

Presented by: Barbara Dunsford, Director of Development at Lowell House, Inc.

Seminar at a Glance:

When was the last time you “tuned-up” your fundraising program by taking a close look at what you are doing and why, and not just doing the same things in the same way and getting the same results? Whether two years old or 10, your fundraising program needs to go into the "shop" every so often for a full diagnostic review to ensure the engine is running at optimal levels.

So get ready to roll up your sleeves and evaluate your program! We will consider your mission, case for support, program components, engagement of your spheres of influence, quarterly measurements, and even social media marketing. Learn how year-round engagement of a donor-centered development plan can raise more dollars, retain donors and connect to other constituents.

About the Presenter:

Barbara Dunsford is a development leader focused on results-oriented strategies and varied data audits to maximize nonprofits’ time, efforts and investments for better outcomes. Barbara is the Director of Development at Lowell House Inc., a 45-year old nonprofit focused on compassionate and lifelong addiction and recovery services. She has been associated with Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Girls Inc., The Wish Project, Lowell General Hospital, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, and the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association. She is also founder of the annual Seacoast Women’s Week in Portsmouth, NH now in its 11th year. In her personal time, she is an avid gardener, passionate soup maker, devoted yoga teacher, and tireless volunteer.

Tuesday, October 4
Mt. Wachusett Community College (South Café)
444 Green Street - Gardner, MA

Presented by: Jamie Gabriel, Chief Human Resources Officer at Enterprise Bank

Seminar at a Glance:

An engaged employee generally brings commitment and energy to their work, and is more likely to stay and grow with the organization. This important seminar will help attendees become better Engagement Advocates so they can foster employee engagement within their organizations. All of the key topics will be discussed, including the characteristics of an engaged employee, key factors that drive engagement, and effective techniques to engage employees including coaching and team building.

About the Presenter:

Jamie Gabriel has led various Human Resources functions for over 15 years. In her current role she partners with Enterprise Bank leaders to support the Bank’s strategic growth objectives and influence the culture through employee engagement, talent management, total rewards, and workforce and succession planning strategies. Jamie is a Board and HR Member for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem and Family Services of the Merrimack Valley.

Thursday, October 25
Indian Hill Music School
36 King Street - Littleton, MA

Presented by: Michael Gallagher, Chief Risk Officer at Enterprise Bank

Seminar at a Glance:

As the world changes so quickly, it becomes vital for non-profit organizations to have a clear mission, vision, and strategic plan. Join us for this exciting peer-sharing session addressing current strategic planning challenges facing non-profits. We will cover the key components of conducting a quality strategic planning session including: who should be in attendance; how many sessions you should have; what topics should be covered and what to do with a plan once it’s complete. If you are concerned about where your organization is heading and what steps you have to take to get there, take the first step and join us for this strategic planning session.

About the Presenter:

Mike Gallagher has worked in the financial world for over 25 years, and has been active in a variety of non-profits including The Upper Room, One Lowell, the Acre Family Child Care, and the Revolving Museum.

Tuesday, November 1
Tuscan Kitchen
67 Main Street - Salem, NH

Presented by: Rick Blain, CFRE, Richard R. Blain & Associates, LLC

Seminar at a Glance:

Grantsmanship is defined as the skill or practice of obtaining grants-in-aid. And charitable foundations exist to provide essential funding to nonprofits that align with their particular mission and guidelines. This session will assist participants to develop or refine their skills from foundation research (the science) to crafting an effective proposal and fostering relationships with foundation executives and trustees (the art).

About the Presenter:

Rick Blain is the principal consultant for not-for-profit institutions and organizations. His areas of expertise include institutional advancement, capital campaigns, strategic planning, public relations, and board and staff training.

Tuesday, November 15
Salvatore’s Conference Center
354 Merrimack Street - Lawrence, MA

Presented by: Kira Morehouse, Digital Marketing Specialist at Enterprise Bank

Seminar at a Glance:

If you are overseeing your organization’s social media presence and have limited time and resources, this seminar is for you! You’ll learn tips and tricks to creating a cost-effective, efficient digital marketing plan that you can effectively manage in just a few hours per month. Our digital marketing specialist will provide the latest information and best practices to help define your organization’s social media goals, determine the best social media channels to meet those goals, and develop a plan to maintain and strengthen your social presence. Recommendations on how to create and implement impactful website content and email marketing will also be presented.

About the Presenter:

Kira Morehouse has a track record of success in launching, building audience growth and engagement around brands using social media platforms. Her expertise in digital marketing is based on the specialized marketing agency roles she has held in managing and overseeing strategy and execution of online campaigns for several dozen clients, since 2007. Kira joined Enterprise Bank in April of 2015 and plays a key role as Digital Marketing Specialist within the Bank’s in-house marketing department.

Networking & Relationship Building

We recognize the importance of networking to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. We truly believe that there is strength in numbers! Our educational seminars create an opportunity for non-profit teams to learn and connect with our experienced subject matter experts, Enterprise Bank team members, and other non-profits in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

Board & Volunteer Support

Our Enterprise Bankers offer a level of professionalism and expertise that will benefit your board, providing leadership, guidance and vision for the future of your organization. If you are looking for local professionals to contribute to your board, please contact Alison Burns at 978-656-5672 or Andrew Duncan at 978-459-9000 x4582.

Enterprise Bank can also assist with your volunteer needs by posting volunteer opportunities on our Bank’s internal website for our employees, who live in, and are committed to, supporting the communities we serve. For assistance with your volunteer efforts, please contact Andrew Duncan at 978-459-9000 x4582.

Place to Meet, Plan and Grow Stronger

If your non-profit organization is in need of conference or meeting space, Enterprise Bank has a number of conveniently located community rooms that are available at no charge. For meeting space information and availability, please contact Andrew Duncan at 978-459-9000 x4582.

Founded in 1988 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Enterprise Bank serves the entrepreneurial spirit of our thriving, local communities. As a full-service commercial institution, Enterprise Bank provides financial resources for growing businesses, professionals, non-profits and individuals that we welcome, not just as our customers, but as our neighbors. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website please feel free to contact us.

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