Board Connection

Spring 2021 Board Connection Agency Fair

Harness your skills. Empower your community.

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
6:00PM – 8:00PM

What does it take to become an exceptional board member?

Find out at United Way’s Spring 2021 Board Connection Program! Whether it’s your first time as a board member or your simply looking to improve your skills, this 4-part course has something for everyone. We’ll cover everything from governance to fundraising and end with an agency fair t where you can connect with organizations one-on-one. Click here for a list of the agencies signed up so far.


Check out our agenda for this SPRING:

Nonprofit Board Membership 101
Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
This introductory session dives into the critical aspects of nonprofit boards with a live 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.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 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 nonprofit development pro about what they look for in a board member. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
In this session, we’ll learn how to become force for racial justice in your organization – exploring what diversity, equity, and inclusion really meanhow 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 and Governance
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
In this session, we get into the nitty-gritty of nonprofit finance and governance topics, including D&O insurance, the 990 form and what a healthy nonprofit budget looks like. 

Agency Fair
Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
At our Board Connection finale, you have the opportunity to get to know the organizations you’re interested in a bit better. Choose 6 nonprofits to meet with one-on-one and get to know more about their mission and what they look for in a board member. Click here to see the list of agencies currently signed up to attend the Agency Fair!

Agency Registration for our Board Connection Agency Fair is now closed as we have reached our cap. To sign up for the waitlist, please complete this survey.

If you have any questions about the Board Connection Program, please contact Katie Padmore at