Course Information

Many nonprofits find themselves with homogeneous boards.  Black and brown-led organizations often have difficulty attracting white board members and many white-led boards struggle to welcome and include people of color.  Board diversity is essential to effective execution of mission and strategy. 

VoluteerConnect's BoardConnect program is inviting applicants for a pilot program focussing on specialized training to support enhanced diversity on nonprofit boards. The goal of the program is to train individuals with an interest in serving on boards, and willing to partner with selected nonprofits who have expressed a need to increase the diversity on their boards.

Topics will include board member Governance, Navigating Diversity and Inclusion,  Fiduciary Responsibilities,  Fundraising and Legal Issues.   These courses will prepare the participant to fully engage as a member of a nonprofit Board of Trustees. Attendance is highly recommended at all the training sessions to fully benefit from the program as the curriculum is cumulative.  Participants will attend a Meet and Greet Nonprofit Fair to facilitate introductions to a variety of area nonprofits. 
Course fee:  $400

Limited scholarships are available for qualifying participants. 
Course Schedule & Location:
All courses are taught by subject experts.  All training sessions will be held at Stark & Stark, 993 Lenox Dr., Building 2, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  

April 1:      Intro./Navigating Diversity & Inclusion, 6pm-8:30pm   
April 22:   Governance, 6pm-8:30pm
April 29:   Meet and Greet, 7pm-8:30pm 
May 6:      Fiduciary Responsibilities, 6pm-8:30pm
May 13:     Fundraising 6pm-8:30pm
May 20:    Legal Issues 6pm-8:30pm