BoardMatch Program for LBNP Member Organizations

BoardMatch Program for LBNP Member Organizations

BoardMatch Program

Leadership Long Beach (LLB)  and the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership (LBNP) are happy to announce the official debut of the BoardMatch Program linking LBNP Member Organizations to Leadership Long Beach alumni who are interested in serving on nonprofit boards. This is a pilot program.

What is involved:

Participating LBNP Member Organizations and interested LLB alumni will need to take separate three-hour workshops covering Board roles and responsibilities. The workshop for organizations is scheduled for December 11 from 3 to 6 pm and is called: The ABC's of High Functioning Boards The workshop for LLB alumni will be scheduled for January 2013.

LBNP Member Organizations are encouraged to bring a team of board members along with the Executive Director and/or Board President to this training. The flat fee of $100 covers training for up to four people and each organization is required to bring a minimum of two.

Once training is finished LBNP Member Organizations will complete a BoardMatch Interest Form to be included in the pool of organizations to be matched with interested LLB alumni. As this is a pilot program we cannot guarantee that all nonprofits will secure a match. The only cost to organizations and individuals will be the cost of the workshop.

Criteria for Nonprofits to Participate:

Nonprofits must send a minimum of two board members and/or Executive Director and one board member to the three-hour board development workshop offered on December 11. Nonprofits must agree to follow through by reaching back to potential board candidates within a specified time frame and must meet the following criteria:

  • Is an LBNP Member Organization
  • Been in operation for a minimum of three years 
  • Conducts board orientation for new members
  • Has six or more board members
  • Has terms of office for board members
  • Meets regularly (minimum of six times per year)
  • Has Directors & Officers insurance
  • Registered with Guidestar
  • Has appropriate documents in place: 501(c)3 status, By-laws, Articles of Incorporation

Time Frame:

The matching between nonprofits and individuals will begin in February 2013.