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. 1 » Register  and attend a Board Basics Workshop.
    2 » Submit a Board Service Interest Form 
  2. 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.

  • November 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Annual Conference

keeping your organization on solid ground

Saturday, October 29th

8am- 12 pm

Greenfield Community College

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.



Peer2Peer Connections

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, Sept. 22 from 4-6pm- Board Structure- RSVP
  • Friday, October 28th at noon at GCC- Strategic PlanningRSVP
  • December 15th from 4-6pm at GCC- FinancialsRSVP
  • January from 4-6pm at GCC- Board Recruitment and OrientationRSVP


For more information contact:

Amy Proietti, Leaders on Board Program Coordinator

[email protected]


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