Nonprofits represent $1.1 trillion in annual economic spending—the third-largest portion of the economy after the wholesale and the retail trades. 

BoardServeNYC trains individuals to become effective board members and connects them to local nonprofits interested in strengthening  their boards. The initiative utilizes a variety of methods to facilitate matches between trained candidates and trained nonprofits, including bimonthly board fairs and a searchable website——that provides recommended matches and the means to make direct contact.

In FY 2011, BoardServeNYC provided 380 volunteers with comprehensive board service training and 165 nonprofits with workshops designed to help them effectively recruit, engage and utilize new board members. This effort resulted in 152 trained volunteers being placed on nonprofit boards.    

Our Funding Partners:

  • American Express, Lead Corporate Sponsor
  • Credit Suisse
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

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