Board Engagement

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.

Applications are now closed for EB Members. Please contact us at info@emergebroward.org if you are interested in participating in the future. 
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.

If your nonprofit organization is interested in participating in the Board Engagement program, please complete the Board Engagement Application Form

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