New North Texas Database Connects Nonprofit Talent to Board Service Opportunities
Communities Foundation of Texas has introduced a new database that connects individuals willing to donate their time and talents to organizations in need. The nonprofit board service directory provides members of the public with an easy way to search for positions that match their passions.
The directory currently offers 150 vacancies on the board of directors of 40 nonprofit organizations in North Texas and is updated weekly.
“We are delighted to provide this resource to our community with the goal of connecting passionate people and their skills with nonprofits in need, as it helps advance our vision of a thriving community for all. by building the capacity of our not-for-profit sector. Said Dave Scullin, president and CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas.
The organization previously provided a directory of board services to its efforts as emerging leaders in philanthropy. “This new online directory is a more public extension of that effort and is accessible to anyone interested in a nonprofit board of directors,” said Nicole Paquette, Director of Marketing and Communications.
“We believe that where giving thrives, communities also thrive, and building the capacity of local nonprofits is an important aspect of our vision of a thriving community for all,” she said.
The directory helps centralize the often informal volunteer recruitment work in the non-profit sector. “We work closely with many local nonprofits, and our staff often hear of urgent needs for board and committee members to serve their missions. This directory provides a more formal way to collect and share this information with others, ”says Paquette.
Directory entries are listed alphabetically by organization name, with detailed information about each organization and an overview of their needs.
Paquette adds that the directory is a particularly urgent need, as many are eager to resume post-vaccination engagement with the nonprofit sector. At the same time, boards, staff and volunteers have been strained during the pandemic months.
“Now, more than ever, it is important that nonprofits are helped to stabilize and recover from the many hubs they have had to make and the increased services they have had to provide to meet growing needs. and urgent needs of the community, ”she said. “Many of them entered the early months of the pandemic with vacant board and committee positions, and it has been difficult this year for leaders of nonprofits to network and to recruit new supporters remotely and virtually. ”
Board member responsibilities cover a range of skills, including financial oversight and strategic planning, fundraising and development, and marketing and event planning. Depending on the organization, individuals can be recruited directly to the board before volunteering.
“For many nonprofits, they are simply looking for people who are passionate about their mission and skills that can help move that mission forward,” says Paquette.
“If you have the time, talent, and / or treasure to donate, there is no shortage of nonprofits that need your help. We believe the right person is there to match your skills and interests and contribute to our community. “
To search the directory for a consulting opportunity, visit cftexas.org/boardsearch. If your organization needs new board or committee members and you want to be listed in the directory, fill in the CFT form. for more information, contact [email protected].