Attend the Board Basics Series

Board Basics is an ongoing learning series for anyone interested in board readiness. Through a conversational-style of presentations by highly experienced nonprofit mentors in Western Mass, attendees will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, network, and receive resources and tools to help them determine if board-level volunteerism is a good fit.

Thank You to Our Board Basics Series Sponsor!

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So You Think You Want to Join a Board? Part 1

Wednesday, May 8
8:00 - 9:30AM
TD Bank Building

This session, facilitated by nonprofit leader, Shannon Mumblo, will present the top 5 things potential board members should consider before joining a board.


So You Think You Want to Join a Board? Part 2

Thursday, June 13
8:00 - 9:30AM
TD Bank Building

Facilitated by nonprofit leader, Rima Dael, will provide participants with an understanding of board service as it relates to Governance, Fundraising, and Basic Financial Oversight.


So You Think You Want to Join a Board? Part 3

Thursday, August 15
8:00 - 9:30AM
TD Bank Building

Local nonprofit leader, Sarah Tanner, facilitates this session to guide attendees in understanding what questions they will need to ask nonprofits in order to determine a fit.


What is OnBoard?

More than a single event, OnBoard is a programmatic resource designed to support the health and viability of our community's nonprofit leadership--the Board.

Hosted by UWPV, OnBoard has expanded its offerings with a series of instructional webinars, networking opportunities, and community engagement activities to prepare anyone for Board service.  We invite anyone interested in serving on a Board, or just interested in learning about the integral role of the Board, to start your journey with OnBoard.


Matching Event (coming in December 2024)

The OnBoard matching event is part of a volunteer leadership development program that connects interested, talented individuals with area nonprofit organizations looking to attract new committee and Board members to their work. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for potential volunteers to expand their talents, and for local service agencies to connect with a diverse audience.