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

To be placed on our email list, please contact Andrew Duncan at 978-459-9000 x4582 or

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Registration is now open for our Fall Seminar Series! Our Fall Seminars present a range of timely topics to assist non-profit organizations. There is no cost for representatives of non-profit organizations to attend. All seminars take place from 8:30am to 10:30am (doors open at 8:00am) and breakfast is provided.

Doors Open
Speaking Program
8:30am - 10:30am

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

Presented by: Enterprise Bank’s Marketing Team -
Laurelee Langan, Marketing Manager, Vice President
Courtney O'Malley, Marketing Specialist
Tammy Dohner, Marketing Coordinator

Seminar at a Glance:

Enterprise Bank's Marketing Team will lead this interactive, panel-style seminar in which attendees will learn the importance of defining and building your brand in today's competitive marketplace. Come prepared to learn, discuss and engage with fellow non-profits in the area.

During this panel-style seminar, you'll learn to:

  • Understand the importance of brand continuity
  • Clarify your content strategy
  • Develop your visual identity with do-it-yourself design tips
  • Connect your brand and audience through storytelling


Strategic Planning & Execution for Non-Profits

Thursday, September 28
Rivier University, Memorial Hall, 435 South Main Street - Nashua, NH

Presented by: Michael Gallagher, Chief Risk Officer, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Bank

Seminar at a Glance:

Is your non-profit organization in need of a tune-up? This seminar will allow attendees to take a step back and understand the importance of having a defined strategy, and how to execute your plans.

Topics covered will include:

  • Seeing the "big picture"
  • Understanding the importance of a clear mission, vision & strategic plan
  • Discovering key components to conducting a quality strategic planning session
  • Mapping and executing your own personalized strategic plan

About the Presenter:

For the past 14 years, Mike has worked at Enterprise Bank in Lowell, MA. He has served on the boards of 15 non-profit organizations from the region over the past decade. Mike has presented on numerous occasions to non-profit groups on strategic planning, board governance, identity theft, information security and fraud matters.


Three Pillars of Sustainability

Tuesday, October 3
Mt. Wachusett Community College - North Café, 444 Green Street - Gardner, MA

Presented by: Susan Linn, President & CEO, Epilepsy Foundation New England

Seminar at a Glance:

If you start to twitch when someone asks about your nonprofit's "sustainability plan," then this workshop is for you! Come learn key strategies that will help grow your organization over time and keep you in the business of meeting your mission and serving the greater good including:

  • Growing your organization with effective programs and services that meet a compelling, pressing need
  • Understanding diversified revenue streams and budget management tools
  • How to endure strong leadership and successful succession planning

About the Presenter:

Susan Linn is the President and CEO of Epilepsy Foundation New England. Her two decades in non-profit, higher education, and governmental leadership and fundraising include extraordinary grant writing success with a success rate of more than 90% and $100M+ raised.


Is Your Digital Marketing Strategy Socially Acceptable?

Thursday, October 26
Indian Hill Music School, 36 King Street - Littleton, MA

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

Seminar at a Glance:

Does your digital marketing plan include social media? Are you familiar with the most popular social networks? Do you know which social media networks your customers are using? This seminar will include discussions on:

  • Developing a social media strategy designed to meet your goals
  • Learning organic ways to build and strengthen your social media presence
  • Understanding Facebook advertising and learning best practices
  • Pros and cons of paid and scheduled posts

About the Presenter:

Kira Morehouse has a track record of success using social media to launch brands, build audience growth and improve engagement. Kira has been part of Enterprise Bank’s in-house marketing team as their Digital Marketing Specialist since April 2015.


Foolproof Fundraising

Tuesday, November 7
Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main Street - Salem, NH

Presented by: Barbara Dunsford, Development Consultant

Seminar at a Glance:

Do you have a plan that guides you towards successful fundraising? Or is it a "flying by the seat of your pants" non-plan your modus operandi? This workshop will help you create a plan to monitor at any given point where you are in reaching your objectives and goals. Learn to:

  • Develop a fundraising grid (including events and sponsorships)
  • Build good donor relationships and increase funding opportunities
  • Use tips, trends and issues to improve your philanthropy results

About the Presenter:

Barbara Dunsford is a development leader and consultant focused on results-oriented strategies and varied data audits to maximize non-profits’ time, efforts and investments for better outcomes. She has been associated with a number of non-profits from around the region.


Board Roles & Board Goals

Tuesday, November 21
Salvatore’s Conference Center, 354 Merrimack Street - Lawrence, MA

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

Seminar at a Glance:

A strong board of directors is the backbone to any successful non-profit. In order to meet the goals set forth for your organization, your board must be on board. This seminar will help you learn to:

  • Recruit and develop strong, energetic, committed board members
  • Highlight responsibilities and make use of board committees
  • Run an effective board meeting
  • Boost morale amongst board members

About the Presenter:

Rick Blain is the principal consultant at his firm for non-for-profit intuitions and organizations. His areas of expertise include institutional advancement, capital campaigns, strategic planning, public relations, and board and staff training.

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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