The BOARD BANK™is an initiative of the American Conference on Diversity developed with the Council on New Jersey Grantmakers. The BOARD BANK™ provides matching opportunities between individuals within Corporate and Community “Partner” organizations that wish to expand their community and philanthropic involvement and Nonprofit and Foundation Member” organizations that wish to ensure a representative board of trustees or board of directors reflecting New Jersey’s significant and rapidly growing diversity.
There is a nominal annual fee for BOARD BANK™ Corporate and Community Partners; there is no fee for foundation and non-profit organization members. BOARD BANK™ Partners and Members. A half-day orientation for all of our new corporate and nonprofit BOARD BANK™ Partners and Members will be held and a full-day program, Leading with Diversity, will be offered for newly formed Board Bank™ Teams.
CORPORATE & COMMUNITY BOARD BANK™PARTNERS
Businesses, academic institutions and corporations are eligible to become a BOARD BANK™ Partner. Partners can enroll up to six established or emerging leaders in the BOARD BANK™ as a BOARD candidate. If your company or organization would like to become a BOARD BANK™ Partner, please contact Renee Ayers, director of professional development services, by phone ( 732-745-9330) or email. If your company or organization is already a BOARD BANK™ Partner and you would like to submit a BOARD BANK CANDIDATE application, please complete the BOARD BANK Candidate application.
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS & FOUNDATION MEMBERS
Non-profit organizations and private foundations are eligible to become a BOARD BANK™MEMBER; there is no membership fee. If your non-profit organization or foundation would like to become a BOARD BANK™Member, please submit the Member application by completing the BOARD BANK Member Application. Please contact Linda Tondow, vice president operations and community relations, by email or phone (732-745-9330 x25).
FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Who decides who “Matches?”
Matches are mutually agreed upon by the Board candidate and the non-profit organization or private foundation. The American Conference on Diversity’s role is to help with preliminary vetting and make the introduction.
- Can my organization join at any time of the year?
Participation in the program is open throughout the year.
- Is there a fee to participate?
Businesses, academic institutions and corporations become BOARD BANK™ PARTNERS and pay a nominal annual fee and can enroll up to six leaders in the program. There is no fee for non-profit organization and foundation BOARD BANK™ MEMBERS.