United Way of Pioneer Valley announces upcoming OnBoard event

United Way of Pioneer Valley announces upcoming OnBoard event

Scheduled for December 7, 2021, the This year’s OnBoard event will continue working to increase diversity on local nonprofit boards.

Springfield, MA (12/2/2021)—United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) recently merged with the Springfield based nonprofit OnBoard. Continuing under the same name now as a UWPV program, OnBoard will continue hosting biennial conferences to increase diversity on the boards of local and regional nonprofits, and work more closely with nonprofits to build diversity through trainings and other tools.

Leadership Pioneer Valley, which provides training and support for rising nonprofit professionals in the region, will work with UWPV in support of the program.

2021 OnBoard Matching Event Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 5-7pm Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103

“I am excited that the OnBoard programs will continue, now, with the strength and support of the United Way. Over the years, our area non-profits and individuals looking to get involved have come to expect and look forward to the OnBoard matching events. OnBoard has facilitated many new relationships not only benefitting those participating, but also the community at large,” said Ellen Freyman, Founder of OnBoard and partner at Shatz, Schwartz, and Fentin.

“OnBoard has been a successful initiative for years, and I believe our plan to expand the popular tabling event into working with nonprofits and building diversity on an individual level will help our nonprofit sector evolve,” said Paul Mina, President & CEO, United Way of Pioneer Valley.

The Chairman sponsors for this year’s event are PeoplesBank and Country Bank. Other organizations providing sponsorships are Springfield College, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., New Valley Bank, Monson Savings Bank, Belt Technologies, The Davis Foundation, The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, The Republican, Business West, Westfield Bank, People’s United Bank, and The Mason Wright Foundation.

Registration information can be found at uwpv.org/onboard, and donations can be made at uwpv.org/donate.