Registration Now Open for Nonprofit Leadership Conference

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SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation presents the 2023 Institute for Trustees (IFT), a virtual conference for nonprofit leaders and board members from March 28 to May 15.? 
The 2023 IFT will offer 18 educational workshops and networking opportunities led by experts in the nonprofit sector. Participants can sign up for any of the workshops on topics ranging from strategic planning and fundraising to inclusion and board development. The conference is presented collaboratively with several Massachusetts community foundations.? 
All nonprofit executive directors and board members serving Berkshire County, Mass., northwest Litchfield County, Conn., and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties in New York are invited to attend the conference.? 
On March 28, Rachel Hatch, chief operating officer at Institute for the Future (IFTF) – a nonprofit research firm that helps organizations, communities, partners and leaders build resiliency – will kick off the 14th annual Institute for Trustees with a discussion that answers this question and more. Hatch will talk about the ways in which nonprofits and philanthropy will need to evolve to address the biggest shifts facing our sector in the coming decades: from a changing climate to the evolving world of work and more. 
"Collaboration and board leadership are key elements to organizational resiliency," said Peter Taylor, president of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. "It's fitting, therefore, for the state's community foundations to come together to offer support through the broad-reaching learning opportunity the IFT provides to our nonprofit partners as they work to build resiliency during times of change." 
To register for and learn more about the 2023 Institute for Trustees Virtual Conference, visit?
 Registration will cost $130. Full board registration is available for $550 with no limit on the number of board members who can attend.? 
 The 2023 Institute for Trustees is presented by Berkshire Taconic Foundation in collaboration with Essex County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts in Springfield and SouthCoast Community Foundation in New Bedford, Mass. 

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Intersection Conflict Warning System Installation in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it will be installing an intersection conflict warning system at Route 7 and the driveway of Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington. 
The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 27 and expected to conclude on Thursday, March 30, with work taking place each day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work will take place at the school driveway and on the shoulders of Route 7.    
Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.
Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 
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