Board Training Information

Applications for the Spring 2017 BoardConnect program are now being accepted. CLICK HERE to access the application and additional information.  Contact Nina Magariello, Director of Programs, at, if you have any questions or to be added to our BoardConnect email outreach list. Thank you!

BoardConnect offers specialized training twice a year (Spring & Fall) for individuals interested in serving as a member of a nonprofit board of trustees. Development topics include governance, legal and fiduciary responsibilities, and advocacy and fundraising. Participants then attend a “Meet and Greet Nonprofit Fair” and are introduced to a diverse group of nonprofit partners that are focused on issues such as, animal welfare, anti-hunger initiatives, community arts programs, crisis intervention, education, environmental initiatives, child and family support, justice and diversity and youth development.

Join the program that is setting participants up for success!  BoardConnect alumni have gone on to join boards that are creating social change such as, The Arts Council of Princeton, Campfire NJ, Dress for Success, Easel Animal Rescue, Homefront, Interfaith Caregivers, Kidsbridge, LALDEF, MillHill Child & Family Development, One Simple Wish, Princeton Nursery School, Sourland Conservancy, Trenton Community Music School and many more.

General Course Schedule

There will be four 2-hour training sessions for board participants followed by the Meet & Greet Nonprofit Fair.  There is a one-time fee of $400. All courses are taught by subject experts. The training sessions will be held at the offices of VolunteerConnect at 12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Session Dates and Topics:

April 11th:  Governance

April 25th:  Fiduciary Responsibilities

May 9th:    Advocacy & Fundraising

May 23rd:  Legal Responsibilities

June 5th:   Meet & Greet Nonprofit Fair (Marriott Hotel, Princeton)

Be a part of the program that everyone is talking about… “fantastic,” “a treasure,” “feeling prepared,” “wish I had done this years ago,” “can’t wait to serve with confidence,” “engaging,” and “well worth the time.”