Leaders On Board

Leaders on Board has gone virtual! Learn about joining a nonprofit board from the comfort of your own home. All sessions will now be hosted via Zoom.

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.

  • "By introducing me to Girls on the Run, LGH has given me an environment where I work with talented people that I may not have interacted with otherwise. This also gave me the opportunity to further develop important skills that I learned from the Leaders on Board program and make a difference in the lives of girls in our community. As I learned more about Girls on the Run, I was inspired to participate in one of its fundraisers-SoleMates."

    Charlene Dusek
    Charlene Dusek Projects & Strategy Director, Osterman & Company

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 nearly 900 individuals on the boards of more than 160 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 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: Year Round
Target: Professionals/Late-Career & Retirees
Application Deadline: Ongoing


Nonprofit Price Scale


2022 Board Orientation for Individuals (Via Zoom)

June 14
July 13
Aug 10
Sep 6
Oct 6
Nov 2
Dec 6
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
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2022 Express Matches (Via Zoom)

June 28
July 28
Aug 24
Sep 20
Oct 27
Nov 16
Dec 20
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
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12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
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Mae Maloney
Senior Program Director

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