Board Connection

Now Open: Fall 2023 Board Connection Enrollment

Harness your skills. Empower our community.

What does it take to become a stand-out nonprofit board member?

Enrolling in our Fall 2023 Board Connection Program! 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.


Enrollment closes October 10th. 

Full Series Cost: $500

As we work together to increase diversity on nonprofit boards, Sun Life Financial is sponsoring spots for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and LGBTQUIA+ individuals to register for Board Connection’s Fall 2023 trainings at no cost. To claim this sponsored opportunity please enter code SUNLIFEBIPOC when registering.

A limited amount of discounted scholarships are available  please  contact for more information

Fall 2023 Course Schedule

Nonprofit Board Membership 101 and Governance
Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 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.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 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.

Nuts & Bolts: Finance 
Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 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 a profile, browse or post open board positions, and communicate back and forth. The best part? The platform is free.

All training sessions are 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. 

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