Leaders On Board

Throughout the region there are hundreds of nonprofits seeking to enhance the quality of life in their communities and improve the lives of their neighbors and constituents. Their work takes tremendous dedication and effort — that’s where Leaders On Board makes a difference. Leaders On Board helps nonprofits find new members who bring their diverse perspectives, skills, and experiences to the important work of their organizations.

  • "It's been a wonderful process for us. We were able to secure four board members [through Leaders On Board]. It's a wonderful program any organization would want to take advantage of."

    Lorna Little
    Lorna Little Executive Director, St. Agnes Home

Every day hundreds of people are looking for ways to apply their values, interests, and skills in ways that serve the greater good. Leaders On Board trains its participants in board governance and nonprofit organizational structure and prepares them as candidates for board membership. Express Match events connect them to a network of interesting, innovative nonprofits seeking board members.  Leaders On Board has a proven track record –  helping to place more than 525 individuals on the boards of more than 130 nonprofit organizations!

  • "I was able to meet six organizations [that night] and learn about their needs and missions....The nonprofits were so passionate about their mission that I was drawn to all of them....Choosing my top choice was a challenge."

    Gabriel Jiran
    Gabriel Jiran Leaders on Board Express Match Participant

More About Leaders On Board

  • Nonprofits need to complete the Leaders on Board application. There is an annual participation fee based on the size of the organization’s budget.
  • Individuals also need to complete the Leaders on Board application. There is no fee associated with individual participation.
  • Individuals must attend an Orientation Workshop  before participating in Express Match events.

Leaders On Board in the news:

Hartford Courant              

Hartford Business Journal

Radio Interview

Leaders on Board is a program created by Leadership Greater Hartford with support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. To access additional services from our supporters, consider connecting with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and their Nonprofit Support Program.

Term: Sept – June
Target: Professionals/Late-Career & Retirees
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Nonprofit Price Scale

Board Orientation for Individuals

Oct. 3
Nov. 2
Dec. 5
5:15 – 7:30 p.m.
5:15 – 7:30 p.m.
5:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Express Match

Oct. 25
Nov. 14
Dec. 12
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Nonprofit Orientation

Oct. 13 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Mae Maloney
Program Director

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