Information & Requirements

VOLUNTEERCONNECT’s BoardConnect program offers specialized training for individuals interested in serving as a member of a nonprofit Board of Trustees.  Topics will include board member governance, legal,  fiduciary responsibilities,  and fundraising.   These courses will prepare the participant to fully engage as a member of a nonprofit Board of Trustees.  Participants will then attend a Meet and Greet Nonprofit Fair to facilitate introductions to a variety of area nonprofits.  We recommend attendance at nonprofit events and/or inclusion in committee work as a stepping stone to final board placement but all participants will be prepared for board level participation.

The training sessions will occur on Wednesday, September 11th,  and Wednesday, September 18th.  These are half day sessions from 8:30am-12:30pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.  The Meet and Greet Nonprofit Fair will be held on Tuesday evening October 1, 6-8pm.  
1.  Attendance is expected at all in-class training and the Meet and Greet Nonprofit Fair. 
2.  The BoardConnect Meet & Greet Nonprofit Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 1st, 6-8pm. This is a mandatory event for those participating in the BoardConnect program. It will be the only opportunity to meet each of the participating nonprofit organizations.
3.  The participant must be committed to engaging in an appropriate match with a nonprofit organization. The initial experience may be dedication to a nonprofit (attending events, performances, etc.,) committee work and/or board inclusion, as determined jointly by the participant and the nonprofit organization.

4.  Participants will be expected to notify VolunteerConnect when they have committed to an organization and/or if any changes occur to that status within a year from the start of your service.

5.  There is a fee of $400 for the 7 hours of training and the Meet & Greet Nonprofit Fair.  Payment is expected prior to the first session.  Many corporations and businesses encourage employees to engage at a board level within the community and will pay the training fee for professional development.  Please let VolunteerConnect know if you need to submit an invoice as proof of enrollment or reimbursement. 

Course Schedule
There will be 2 three and a half hour training sessions for board participants.   All courses are taught by subject experts.  The training sessions as well as the Meet and Greet will be held at D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540

Wednesday September 11th (Governance and Fiduciary) 8:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday September 18th (Fundraising and Legal) 8:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday, October 1st (Meet and Greet Nonprofit Fair) 6-8pm