Board Connection


Harness your skills. Empower our community. 

Enroll in our Spring 2023 Board Connection Program, March 23rd – April 13th! Whether it’s your first time on a board or you’re a veteran looking to hone your skills, this 4-part course has something to teach everyone. The training dives into everything from governance to diversity, equity, and inclusion and so much more. 

Check out the Fall 2022 Board Connection

Fall 2022 SEMINAR Schedule

Nonprofit Board Membership 101 and Governance
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
This introductory session dives into the critical aspects of nonprofit boards with a panel of nonprofit professionals and board members sharing their advice and most challenging experiences to give you an overview of what it really means to join a nonprofit board. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
This session dives into one of the most important aspects of board membership: fundraising! We’ll learn how to do it effectively, as well as gain insight from a leading development pro about what they look for in a board member.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
In this session, we’ll learn how to become a force for racial justice in your organization. Exploring what diversity, equity, and inclusion really mean, how you can bring this lens to your board work and several common issues that get in the way of effective DEI strategies.

Nuts & Bolts: Finance 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
In this session we get into the nitty-gritty of nonprofit finance and topics, including D&O insurance, the 990 form, and what a healthy nonprofit budget looks like. 

Board Connection Platform

United Way’s Board Connection platform provides a critical resource to the Greater Boston community, connecting mission-driven individuals and local nonprofits to form long-lasting partnerships. Create profile, browse or post open board positions and communicate back and forth. The best part? The platform is free. 

All training sessions will be run through the Board Connection platform. Upon registration, you will be provided with instructions on how to create your profile in order to gain access to the sessions. 

As we work together to increase the diversity of nonprofit boards Sun Life Financial is sponsoring spots for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals to register for Board Connection’s Fall 2022 trainings at no cost. To claim your free spot, please enter SUNLIFEBIPOC when registering.

If you are part of a nonprofit that is looking for board/committee members and would like to share this information, please complete this survey.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Grimes, Director Board Connection at