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Are you considering joining a New York nonprofit board of directors? If you are ready to get started, please read about next steps below and then click here to register for a free account. If you are still undecided,  click here to learn more about what serving on a nonprofit board of directors has to offer. 

Step 1. Register

Step 2. Complete a Short Online Course to Learn the Roles and Responsibilities of Serving on a New York State Nonprofit Board 
Our core course is called Good Practices for Good Boards, and it summarizes the essentials of New York State charity governance. You are directed to the course after registration and you will get an e-mail with a Certificate of Completion once you finish it.

Step 3. Visit onBOARD to Apply for Board Positions
You will be approved to use onBOARD, the nonprofit board recruitment program, within one business day after completing the course. Go to the “Candidates” section of onBOARD to create an application and make it "public" so that organizations registered on our site can view it. You can also search for nonprofit board positions (opportunities) on onBOARD.

Step 4. Follow Up
Apply for opportunities that interest you and respond within 1 week if you are contacted by a representative of an organization. It takes a little time to get to know an organization before you join a board; we encourage you to meet with others involved and learn about the organization to make sure there is a good fit.

Step 5. Notify charitySTRONG About Your Match
Please contact us at if you join a nonprofit board that you learned about through onBOARD.

Now that you have reviewed the process, click here to register. If you would first like to view an instructional video on how to use our programs to apply to organizations with open board positions in your area, please click here.

Please Note: charitySTRONG does not verify background information of our users. All participants are encouraged to conduct their own due diligence. There is no obligation to apply for opportunities or join a board if you do not find a suitable match.

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