Leaders OnBoard for Individuals
Rise to the Next Level of Board Involvement
Franklin County relies on the leaders of its nonprofit boards to take on challenges in areas of need from education to addiction. To support their good work, we at Leadership Pioneer Valley and our sponsor organizations want to nurture new board leaders and enhance the skills of those who are already involved.
With our new program, Leaders OnBoard, you can get educated on the broad range of needed skills, find peer mentors, and connect to various boards in need of people to serve.
three steps to nonprofit service:
1 » Register and attend a Board Basics Workshop.
2 » Submit a Board Service Interest Form
3 » Participate in a Board Member Matching event.
Board Basics Workshops
Whether you are considering board membership or have served long-term, join us for a training with experts to explore such topics as what it means to sit on a board, how to conduct a budget review , and how to ensure your values are reflected in your nonprofit work.
Board Basics sessions are held quarterly and are a prerequisite for attending Board Matching events.
Board Member Matching
If you're seeking your first fit, or a new fit, on a nonprofit board, check out the nonprofits seeking new members at our speed-dating style board expos.
Board Matching is held quarterly. Completion of a Board Basics Workshop is a required prerequisite for individuals to attend Board Matching.
Register here to receive an invite to the next Board Matching.
- Monday, February 27th
- Wednesday, April 26th
- Early July Date TBD
SAVE THE DATE, Saturday, October 28th, 2017
The Fall Conference will address current threats to nonprofits, with a series of workshops, a keynote speaker, and a panel discussion. The sessions are designed for folks with a range of board experience-- from those who have never served to those with lots of board experience. Both staff and board members are welcome-- and encouraged to attend together.
Current board members and nonprofit staff work together in a dynamic World Café setting to build peer relationships and swap notes and ideas on facets of board work from fundraising to management to organizational structure. Peer experts will facilitate discussions and provide best practices.
- Thursday, February 9th - Financial Oversight- RSVP Here
- Thursday, April 6th - Board Fundraising- RSVP Here
- Wednesday, May 17th - TBA- RSVP Here