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For Essex County community members

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September 27 | Essex County Arts & Culture Summit


The Cabot | Beverly, MA

More details will soon be announced. Please save the date and join us! 

November 13 | 25th Anniversary Celebration

Evening Event

Danversport | 161 Elliott St. | Danvers, MA

More details about this special event will be available in the coming months. We hope that you’ll save a spot on your calendar to celebrate with us in November. 

Professional Advisor Events

For Professional Advisors in Essex County and Beyond

Opportunities to network with peers and exchange ideas.

Stay tuned for any upcoming events.

Fundholder Events

For local funders and ECCF Fundholders

Join ECCF and fellow fundholders.

Stay tuned for any upcoming events.

Nonprofit Events

For nonprofit organizations 

Join ECCF and connect with partners in the nonprofit space.

February 29 | Behavioral Health Training

Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 8:30am-3pm

Northern Essex Community College | 100 Elliott Street | Haverhill

Participants will be able to take Core Actions of Psychological First Aid in the morning, and will select either Verbal and Non-Verbal De-Escalation Strategies or Trauma-Informed Conflict Resolution in the afternoon. This will be a full-day training, lunch will be provided.



March 5 | Behavioral Health Training

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 8:30am-3pm

Essex Tech | 565 Maple St | Danvers

Participants will choose to take one or both of the following workshops: Verbal and Non-Verbal De-Escalation Strategies (morning session) and Trauma-Informed Conflict Resolution (afternoon session). There will be no additional charge to stay for the full day. 



March 20 | Institute for Trustees

In-Person Kickoff and Keynote Session*: March 20
Virtual Workshop Sessions: March 21 – May 9
*Zoom option available for the Keynote Session

Presented by Essex County Community Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation and The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

The annual Institute for Trustees (IFT) brings nearly 1,000 nonprofit leaders together for six weeks of educational workshops led by experts in the sector.

This spring, attendees are invited to participate in the IFT Keynote Session plus 19 educational workshops. New in 2024, participants in Essex County and the Greater Worcester area will have the option to attend an in-person kick-off event. All aspects of the conference will be available virtually, providing attendees with both flexibility and value. Attendees can participate in as many live or recorded sessions as they’d like.



April 30 | BoardCONNECT

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
North Andover Historical Society | 800 Massachusetts Avenue | North Andover

Are you interested in meeting local nonprofits who are seeking board members? Join us for this special event! BoardCONNECT is a program that connects talented community members who are interested in board service with local nonprofits who are seeking candidates.

What to expect that evening

  • Registrants will complete an interest profile and be matched with up to four nonprofits for an exploratory conversation about a board role.
  • This event is capped at 30 registrants total, so you’ll have the opportunity to have good conversations with nonprofit leaders.
  • Light refreshments and heavy appetizers served.
  • Participating nonprofits represent Arts & Culture, Human Services, Youth, Environmental and more!



Nextgen Events

For Essex County community members

NextLevel events engage Gen Z, Millennial and Gen X adults who have a passion for supporting all Essex County residents, problem-solving, collaborating with like-minded peers and creating systemic solutions. Participants “idea hack”, in a high-energy challenge, existing systems within a specific topic area and work together to create long-term solutions for participating Essex County nonprofits. These events are designed for anyone interested in “outside of the box” collaborative problem solving, legislators and leaders within the topic area.

how can we help?

We would love to hear from you.

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  1. 175 Andover Street, Suite 101
    Danvers, Massachusetts 01923