Nonprofit Application Instructions

Welcome! This is the official application for the Board Match Silicon Valley 2020. Please read through this entire page for important details, then click "Next" to begin your application.
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Board Match Silicon Valley
WHEN: February 12, 2020
TIME: 5:00 - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Paypal HQ, Townhall Conference Center, San Jose

About Board Match
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, 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 500+ candidates who attend the event. 250-300 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 application deadline is January 7th, 2020. We had to turn away dozens of nonprofits for Board Match Silicon Valley 2018 and space is limited this year, so we strongly suggest you apply as soon as possible to ensure you have a spot at the 2020 event. We accept nonprofits 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 Silicon Valley 2018 you must also complete a Board Match Silicon Valley 2018 Results Survey, in order to be considered for the 2020 event.

This is an open application and nonprofits will be selected on a rolling basis. You will be notified of your application status within 5 business days of submitting your complete application.