Grow and serve.
Board Engagement is a signature program of Emerge Broward that provides insight and experience in nonprofit board service. Open only to Emerge Broward members, the purpose of the Board Engagement program is to provide community-minded young professionals the opportunity to serve on a local nonprofit Board of Directors.
As part of the program, selected participants will receive training regarding the role of a board member, the basics of nonprofit governance, and best practices in board service.
Additionally, participants will be matched with a local nonprofit Board of Directors and serve an annual term as a board member.
Board Engagement participants will be selected through an application process. Any Emerge Broward member is eligible to apply. The most qualified candidates are members who have actively taken part in Emerge Broward activities and exhibit an interest in learning what it’s like to serve on a nonprofit board. The cost to participate in the Board Engagement program is $50, due upon selection.
Board Engagement Expectations for EB Members
- Attend all Board Engagement training workshops
- Attend the Nonprofit Matching Fair, where you will have the opportunity to meet the participating Nonprofit organizations
- Serve on your assigned Board of Directors from January– December and attend all scheduled board meetings and events
- Remain a current Emerge Broward member in good standing
EB Member Application and Selection Process
Any Emerge Broward member is eligible to apply to Board Engagement, but preference will be given to members who have actively taken part in Emerge Broward activities and exhibit an interest in learning what it’s like to serve on a nonprofit board. Successful completion of the Board Engagement training workshops is required to be placed on a board. Please note: A Board match is not guaranteed. Each nonprofit organization has its own internal approval process.
Nonprofit Organizations - Call for Applications
Year after year, Board Engagement participants have proven to be the top talent in our community and bring new perspectives, ideas, and energy to existing nonprofit boards.
Questions? You can contact us for more information.
2022-2023 Board Engagement Timeline
|Wednesday, May 4, 2022||Applications Open (EB Participants)|
|Monday, June 6, 2022||Applications Close (EB Participants)|
|Mid-June, 2022||EB Candidates Notified of Selection Status|
|Monday, August 1, 2022||Applications Open (Nonprofits)|
|Wednesday, August 10, 2022||Orientation and Welcome Reception - 5:30-7:00 p.m.; In-person, Location TBD|
|Wednesday, August 31, 2022||Applications Close (Nonprofits)|
|Wednesday, September 14, 2022||Training Session: Board Service 101 - 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Virtual Meeting|
|Wednesday, October 5, 2022||Training Session: Financial Fundamentals - 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Virtual Meeting|
|Wednesday, October 26, 2022||Nonprofit Matching Fair - 5:30-7:30 p.m.; In-person, Location TBD|
|Wednesday, November 16, 2022||Training Session: Meeting Agendas and Roberts Rules of Order - 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Virtual Meeting|
|Late November, 2022||Board Engagement Participants and Boards Notified of Prospective Nonprofit Board Match|
|January, 2023||Board Terms Begin (Note: each Board handles selection and approval differently, so actual start date might differ)|
|January – December 2023||Check-in meetings TBD|
|End of October / Early November||Wrap up meeting and Celebration|