Non-Profit Collaborative

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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.

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Fall 2020 Seminar Series

  • October 22 : Impact of the Election on the Non-profit Sector

    Presented by: Jim Klocke, Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

    The upcoming election is one of the most consequential in recent American history. What will it mean for the nonprofit sector--and what should you watch for on Election Night? Jim Klocke, the CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, will talk about the issues that will be affected by the election and the broader political context.


    Jim Klocke is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. MNN is the voice of the Commonwealth’s nonprofit sector, providing advocacy, capacity-building and public awareness services for nonprofits across the state. The Commonwealth’s nonprofit sector employs more people than the manufacturing and financial services sectors combined. Jim was educated at the University of Notre Dame and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.


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  • November 10 : Art of the Ask in the Digital Age

    9-10:30 a.m.

    Presented by: Rick Blain, CFRE, Richard R. Blain and Associates, LLC and Sharon Mason, Development Director at Groundwork Lawrence

    This pandemic has forced some changes in how we ask and when we ask. However, some things have not changed. Learn more about “the ask” especially as we need to become more creative in this digital age, and given our current COVID crisis. Hear about some actual virtual fundraising events; the challenges, opportunities and successes. Connecting with donors has never been more important, and we need to continue to do so in meaningful ways. Key takeaways include:


    -Understanding why people give: It hasn’t really changed


    -Preparing for the Ask: It may be a little different


    -Cultivation and solicitation: Pivoting our approach


    -Involving our Donors: If only remotely


    -Importance of “listening”: More important than ever


    -Developing donor relations: Communication is key


    -Art of the Ask: Art + Science + Technology


    -And the “New Normal”: What will it be?


    Rick Blain is the principal consultant at his firm 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.


    Sharon Mason is the Development Director for Groundwork Lawrence. She served in the same capacity with the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, and with Habitat for Humanity - Merrimack Valley. She has an extensive background in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Sharon has served on the boards and committees of several organizations including the Andover Cultural Council, and the Andover SEPAC.


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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!

View our archive of past events and subscribe to our NPC email list to stay up to date.

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. View our archive of past seminar subject matter experts and presentation content.

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.

Please be aware that Enterprise Bank may take photographs and videos of attendees at events. By registering for our events, you agree that the we may use your name, likeness, photographs and video in connection with the promotion, marketing and advertising of future events. In addition, you agree that Enterprise Bank may use your name, likeness, and photograph in connection with summarizing and highlighting completed events. Please notify if you do not wish to have photographs or video taken of you at events.

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