NonProfitConnect partners with nonprofits throughout Greater Mercer County to strengthen the leadership skills of their current board members and to recruit, train and connect new diverse board members with nonprofits. Our training programs help current and aspiring board leaders keep up to date on best practices in leadership and governance to maximize the nonprofit’s effectiveness and ability to deliver outstanding services to the communities they serve. Our programs are dynamic and evolving to meet the needs of our nonprofit community. Below is more information about our main programs focused on Board Leadership:

  • BoardConnect
  • BoardConnect: Diversity & Inclusion
  • LeadershipConnect
  • Board Peer Circles
  • Board Partners
  • Leading in Partnership

These programs allow people of different backgrounds to see that they have an important role to play on nonprofit boards and can use their skills and talents to make their community a better place. In line with the NonProfitConnect mission, we partner with nonprofits to develop boards that are a valuable, supportive, and inspiring element of their organization’s leadership and success.

“Thanks to NonProfitConnect’s board training program, Kidsbridge was able to add a valuable professional to our Board of Trustees. She came in knowledgeable and prepared [and] was immediately able to make an impact. I am grateful that NonProfitConnect continues to understand the needs of Central New Jersey nonprofits.”

Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director, Kidsbridge

“The BoardConnect program is something everyone should do. We’re incredibly privileged to have access to such a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Most people get involved with nonprofits and have to learn on the job, but [VolunteerConnect] has a platform that sets us up for success.”

Gary Tier, Owner & BoardConnect Alumni, Grey Elephant Consulting


BoardConnect provides six (virtual) or eight (in person) hours of training on the fundamentals of nonprofit board service. The program is offered to all interested prospective board members, current board members who want to bolster their skills and to corporations for their employees.

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BoardConnect: Diversity & Inclusion

BoardConnect: Diversity & Inclusion focuses on working in partnership with nonprofits to create more equitable organizations including increasing diversity of nonprofit boards to better reflect the communities that they serve. Our Advisory Committee is working to make this program available in early 2021.

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Our LeadershipConnect events feature speakers on pressing issues affecting the nonprofit sector, bringing together board members and nonprofit staff leaders for learning and conversation about important topics.

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Board Peer Circles

Our Board Peer Circles provide an ongoing opportunity for nonprofit board leaders to share experiences , incorporate best practices in nonprofit governance, and find ways to motivate their boards.

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Board Partners

The Board Partners program is a yearlong program for nonprofits committed to enhancing their board governance practices. The program includes expert consulting and training, mentoring from effective local board leaders, and coaching from NonProfitConnect. The program will be available in early 2021.

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Leading in Partnership

The Leading in Partnership program allows Board Chairs and Executive Directors/CEOs to participate in a highly interactive training to develop their plans for collaborating effectively and leading their organizations as a team. Highly recommended for organizations with recent change in leadership.

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