Thursday, December 30, 2010

Info About Assistance for Nonprofits in Queens/NYC - BoardserveNYC thru United Way of New York City

A brief video offering an insider's glimpse into the training provided to individuals and nonprofits that participate in United Way's BoardServeNYC initiative.

Every day thousands of nonprofits throughout the five boroughs make our city a better place to live and work. Whether delivering health and human services, celebrating arts and culture, promoting social justice, or protecting the environment, every nonprofit needs talented and committed volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors.

In recognition of the vital role that board members play in supporting the work of local nonprofits, United Way of New York City, in partnership with NYC Service, offers BoardServeNYC, which connects nonprofit organizations with a pool of prospective board candidates who are passionate about volunteering and are ready, willing and able to serve.

The BoardServeNYC program includes intensive governance training (for both individuals seeking to serve and nonprofits) in board roles and responsibilities, and board recruitment among other issues. Professionals from all sectors - corporations, government, universities, etc. - are encouraged to apply and attend our trainings. Participation in BoardServeNYC is free for nonprofits in all boroughs of NYC.

We seek to help nonprofits by giving them an essential tool: good governance on a strong board of directors. BoardServeNYC has made over 180 confirmed matches in only a year, and hopes to continue serving our community by offering this essential program to a growing pool of nonprofits. More information is available at