Nonprofit Application Instructions

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Welcome! This is the official application for the Board Match Washington, D.C. 2018. Please read through this entire page for important details, then click "Next" to begin your application.
Board Match Washington, D.C.
WHEN: May 24, 2018
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Washington Convention Center

Board Match Washington, D.C. Details
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, Government, Marketing/PR, Health Care and more.
After more than thirteen years of success in San Francisco, and expansion to Silicon Valley, New York, L.A. and last year to Washington D.C., Board Match will be hosted again at the Washington Convention Center this spring, 2018. 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 ~125 nonprofits, and recruits 800+ candidates who attend the event. Up to 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 Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled. We will institute a waitlist at that point.
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
- Fees 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, D.C. 2017 you must also complete an Board Match Washington, D.C. 2017 Results Survey, in order to be considered for the Board Match DC 2018.

This is a competitive process. We receive many more applications than there are slots available. The application and review process is designed to make sure we include a diverse range of organizations that will successfully match with candidates.