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Recruit board members ready for high-impact service

Recruiting nonprofit board members is a tough job. Recruiting high-performing board members ready to hit the ground running – even tougher. And it should be. Finding the right board members to lead your nonprofit organization is crucial to the success of your mission and the social good you provide to benefit your community. 

Cause Strategy Partners understands the difficulties, and the rewards, of recruiting candidates that are ready to serve. It’s why we designed our board matching program, BoardLead, for nonprofit organizations eager to develop and grow their board of directors with the right candidates. 

Through our BoardLead program, we help nonprofit organizations elevate and transform their leadership in the social good sector by partnering with corporations, professional services firms, and foundations to recruit, place, train, and support talented professionals. These candidates have a passion for your mission, keen intellect and skills, an understanding of good governance practices, and a readiness to generate resources for your organization. 

Cause Strategy Partners has placed more than 1,200 corporate executives and employees on the boards of more than 600 nonprofit organizations nationwide.

How to Become a Nonprofit Partner

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The BoardLead program is available through the generous support and dedication of our corporate and foundation partners. There is no cost to apply or participate in BoardLead for nonprofit organizations that are selected to participate. 

Nonprofits typically apply to BoardLead by invitation when they are nominated by a corporate partner. We also accept self-nominations from interested nonprofit organizations (you must be designated as a 501c3). Simply contact us to let us know you are interested, and we will be in touch if a corporation in your area plans to invest in your community.

BoardLead operates on an annual basis in cities throughout the US (view a list of our markets) with either a Spring or Fall cohort. For Fall cohort rounds, nonprofit applications begin in September, with matches made in December. For Spring rounds, nonprofits apply in February and are matched in May. We have multiple corporate, foundation, and nonprofit partners participating in these cohort rounds so the program timelines are scheduled far in advance and we are unable to adjust the timelines.

BoardLead matches talented candidates to nonprofits across the United States, London, and beyond.

Our program currently operates twice annually in over 25 cities in the US, as well as in London.

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Our BoardLead Footprint:

  • New York City, NY
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Washington, DC / Northern Virginia
  • Detroit, MI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • Houston, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Denver, CO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • North Jersey, NJ
  • Stamford, CT
  • Columbus, OH
  • Tampa, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • London, United Kingdom

Still have questions?

Visit our BoardLead Nonprofit Partner Guide to learn more and read frequently asked questions.