Nonprofit Application Instructions

Welcome! This is the official application for the Board Match Washington DC 2020. Please read through this entire page for important details, then click "Next" to begin your application.
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Board Match Washington DC
WHEN: May 27, 2020
TIME: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Board Match Washington DC
Board Match is a networking event providing nonprofit organizations an opportunity to meet with hundreds of highly qualified board candidates from major employers, across industries including: Technology, Financial Services, Legal, Real Estate, Marketing/PR, Government, Education, Health Care and more.
Board Match is much more than an opportunity for your executive director, board chair, and board members to meet prospective board members in one place. We select nonprofits through an application process that identifies your specific needs. We provide resources about board-building, and recruit a pool of high-quality and diverse candidates that also have access to training and resources about board service.

Board Match by the Numbers
Each Board Match event includes 100+ nonprofits, and recruits 800+ candidates who attend the event. 250+ new board members are placed as a result of each Board Match event!

Participation Fees
Board Match fees are determined on a sliding scale based on your 501(c)3's annual operating budget, and include training and webinars for senior staff and board members.
Fee schedule:
$250: Level 1, budget under $400K
$275: Level 2, budget $400K - $999K
$375: Level 3, budget $1M - $4.99M
$500: Level 4, budget of, or over $5M
Accepted applicants will be invoiced after the application is reviewed and processed.
Application Schedule
The final deadline is April 1st. We had to turn away nonprofits for Board Match Washington DC 2019. So, we strongly suggest you apply as soon as possible to ensure you have a spot at the 2020 event, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis.

Requirements and Process
The requirements are in place to ensure that every participating organization and board candidate has the best possible experience:
- Submit a complete application for review*
- Must be a legal 501(c)3 nonprofit or fiscally sponsored program
- Must have an annual operating budget of at least $50,000
- Fee must be paid Upon Receipt; there are no refunds
- Exhibitor Table should be staffed by executive leaders from the staff and board
   (e.g. CEO/ED, Board Chair/President, VP Development, other board members etc.)
- Commit to staffing the Exhibitor Table for the entire event

*If your organization participated in Board Match Washington DC 2019 you must also complete a Board Match Washington DC Results Survey, in order to be considered for the Board Match 2020. If you did not participate last year in DC do not complete the Results Survey.