Santa Cruz County BoardMatch helps you learn about first-time board service and matches you to a local nonprofit serving a cause you care about.
Is BoardMatch For Me?
Yes, if you have never served on a board of directors for a nonprofit organization OR are not currently serving on one OR have not been recently recruited onto one.
Yes, if you are interested in learning the basics of being an engaged board member.
Yes, if you want help finding a nonprofit for possible board service.
Yes, if you want to build your professional résumé and network with other committed individuals.
Does it Work?
It sure does. Since 2004, we have placed over 100 individuals into first-time board service.
During our two-evening program you get:
An overview of the nonprofit sector and how it works.
An understanding of the board’s fiduciary responsibilities and governance role.
Your questions about board service answered (and any fears addressed) in a fun group setting.
To participate in a simulated board meeting of a fictitious nonprofit with a real-life decision for you to make.
Time to meet with 3-4 potential nonprofit matches during our high-energy Nonprofit Speed Dating.
Networking with other people like you.
Thurdays, August 8 and August 22, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Email Luis Chabolla or call 831.662.2030.
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Whether you're a donor, professional advisor or nonprofit, you'll find workshops, free consultation, a resource library and networking opportunities here at your local community foundation.