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. We are very excited to partner with the National Leadership Institute, whose experienced instructors will provide this training. 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
- Attend the Nonprofit Fair (TBD), where you will have the opportunity to meet the participating nonprofit organizations
- Serve on your assigned Board of Directors from July 2020– June 2021 and attend all scheduled board meetings and events
- Attend all Board Engagement training workshops (All workshops will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m., location TBD)
- Board Service 101
- Governance Best Practices
- Leadership as a Board Member
- Check-in Meeting
- Attend the Wrap-up and Graduation Reception (July 2021, date TBD)
- Remain a current Emerge Broward member in good standing
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.
The application process has closed for the 2019-2020 Board Engagement program. Contact us to learn about next year's program.
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 contact us for more information.
"Indeed, it was an Emerge Broward participant that changed the way Broward Partnership advanced its mission. At first, the participant was reticent to share his thoughts among the distinguished members at the table. A few months later, the Board of Directors was entertaining several different project models when the Emerge member asked to speak. In less than ten minutes, he had turned the project models upside down by using his enthusiasm, his youth and his natural affinity for all things social media to provide a vision that we otherwise would not have seen. Emerge Broward is a talented group of professionals who want to invest in their community. It’s their future and they want to build it. It was so rewarding to watch it happen in real time."
Frances M. Esposito
Chief Executive Officer, Broward Partnership
The Board Engagement program is generously underwritten by the BBX Capital Foundation.