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BoardConnect: Meet & Greet Nonprofit Fair Information & Application

Is your nonprofit organization looking to expand its board of trustees? Does your board need new leadership or new ideas? If so, then BoardConnect is your solution! This top-rated program for prospective nonprofit board members features two components: (1) training by content experts on essential topics to help prepare individuals to be proactive, highly effective members of a nonprofit board; and (2) facilitation of introductions to area nonprofit organizations interested in having participants join on a committee or board level.

Participants are selected for the BoardConnect program based on their relevant professional experience, skills, talents, and interest in nonprofit service, so that they can best be connected with appropriate nonprofit partners. 

Join the program that is setting nonprofits up for success!  BoardConnect Alumni have gone on to join boards that are creating social change such as, The Arts Council of Princeton, Campfire NJ, Dress for Success, Easel Animal Rescue, Enable, Homefront, Interfaith Caregivers, Kidsbridge, LALDEF, MillHill Child & Family Development, One Simple Wish, Princeton Blairstown, Princeton Nursery School, Sourland Conservancy, Trenton Community Music School and many more.

SPRING 2017:  Selected nonprofit organizations will be invited to join the June 5th Meet & Greet Nonprofit Fair. This Fair will provide you the opportunity to be introduced to the graduates of our training program.  We have a “speed-dating” like format, followed by an open networking session to give you time to connect with the candidates.  You are welcome to bring any materials that best represent your organization (displays, photo albums, brochures, etc..) but there is no a/v available.  We will share their basic information with you ahead of time, as well as materials for the best practices of board recruitment for this type of recruiting format.

This Spring series has 12 professionals from a variety of backgrounds and skills, including law, insurance, marketing and more! What they all have in common is that they are looking to combine their talents with their passions and want support YOU! They are all obviously taking the time to get educated about their role so that they can provide you with the best help and have fulfilling experience. You'll truly enjoy meeting them!

The Meet and Greet will be on Monday, June 5th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
(100 College Road East, Princeton.)  You will be asked to arrive at 5:15pm to set up.  We request that the Executive Director and/or at least one board member attend to represent your organization.

Participation Requirements:
VolunteerConnect is proud to offer this BoardConnect program to selected nonprofit partners.  We are confident that both our partnering nonprofits and our participants will gain valuable and unique benefits from being part of this program. The following requirements must be met by the organizations in order to apply for this opportunity. This is to ensure the best experience by both the participant and the nonprofit.

□   Current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
□   Annual budget over $50K
□   3+ years since incorporation
□   Current Board of 5 or more trustees
□   Board must have 2 or more NON-founding members
□   Up-to-date Board Member Expectations Description
□   Commitment to attend the Meet and Gree

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