BoardMatch connects you to a local nonprofit serving a cause you care about.


BoardMatch gives you a way to give back while building your professional résumé.

BoardMatch readies you with skills for first-time or new board service.

BoardMatch lets you avoid the hassles of trying to find a nonprofit. We'll help you decide if you found a good match.

BoardMatch works! Since 2004, we've helped over 150 people like you find a nonprofit board.


Driscoll'sIn 2017, we're teaming up with Driscoll's for BoardMatch at their corporate campus in Watsonville.

The 2017 BoardMatch is open to all residents in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties looking to join a board, and to nonprofits in both counties looking to recruit new board members.

Important: Nonprofits do not need to register or pay for BoardMatch. Complete the online form by May 31. Get more info in the tabs below.

Is BoardMatch for Me?

Is BoardMatch For Me?

  • YES, if you reside in either Santa Cruz or Monterey counties and want to join a nonprofit board.
  • YES, if you are not currently serving on a board OR you haven't been recruited onto one.
  • YES, if you want help finding a nonprofit for possible board service.
  • YES, if you want to build your professional résumé and network with other committed individuals.
  • NO, if you are already on a board or are looking for board training (see how we can help you).
  • NO, if you are a nonprofit looking for board members (learn how you can participate.)

Does BoardMatch Work?

Does it Work?

Yes! Since 2004, we've helped over 150 people find a nonprofit board.

During our two-evening program you get:

  • An overview of the nonprofit sector and how it works.
  • An understanding of the board’s fiduciary responsibilities and governance role.
  • The opportunity to be in a simulated board meeting with a real-life decision for you to make.
  • Time to meet with 3-4 potential nonprofit matches during our high-energy Nonprofit Speed Dating.

Nonprofits: How You Participate

How Nonprofits Participate

Nonprofits based in either Santa Cruz or Monterey counties, with boards that meet in one of those two, can participate in this special BoardMatch session held at Driscoll's, in Watsonville.

Important: Nonprofits do not need to register or pay for BoardMatch. All you need to do is read the bullet points below and complete the online form.

  • The simple online form is required to participate in BoardMatch for 2017.
  • Deadline to complete the online form and participate in BoardMatch: Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
  • Commit to have a board member and executive director (or other staffer) attend the second evening of BoardMatch, on Wednesday, June 21. (The first evening is for board candidates only, not for nonprofits.)
  • If selected by a participant, we'll notify you at least seven days in advance on what time to attend the second evening of the program (June 21), where you'll meet prospective board candidates.
  • Understand there are more nonprofits in the pool than board candidates. Unfortunately, no guarantee every nonprofit will find a board member.

Outreach to nonprofits in Monterey County helped by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Upcoming BoardMatch Sessions

Upcoming BoardMatch sessions:

When: Wednesdays, June 7 and June 21, 2017
Time: June 7: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | June 21: 6:00 p.m. to  9:00 p.m. 
Driscoll's Corporate Campus | 345 Westridge Dr, Watsonville, CA 95076
Cost: $25 Early Bird Get Me A Match Special | $50 Late Flier

Click here or icon to register today!

Important: Nonprofits do not need to register or pay for BoardMatch. All you need to do complete the online form. See How You Participate for more info.