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Published on December 11th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin


Join a Nonprofit Board with charitySTRONG

Introducing: charitySTRONG

charitySTRONG is a new organization connecting talented individuals who want to help their communities with nonprofit board opportunities in New York State.

What We Do

We have two free, online programs: onBOARD and Directors U. onBOARD helps individuals who are interested in volunteering connect with nonprofits that are seeking board members. Directors U includes a short, online course to teach you all about nonprofit boards – so you know if board service is a fit and are ready to hit the ground running when you find the right cause.

Why It’s Important

Board service can help you give back in a meaningful way, take on leadership roles on behalf of an important cause and broaden your circle. Nonprofits in our network include arts, youth, education, health, environmental, and other groups and they are looking for new, engaged board members with a broad range of backgrounds and skills. By advancing effective governance, charitySTRONG’s programs will help these organizations deliver services that make a measurable change in the quality of life for communities they serve.

Western New York Results

Since launching a year ago, more than 930 candidates and 195 nonprofits in WNY have joined charitySTRONG; 500 have learned about nonprofit board governance and there have been 29 matches!

“Many great organizations have reached out to me since joining charitySTRONG… As a result, I am now a member of the Community Services Support Foundation Board of Directors… It has been very rewarding thus far, and it is likely I would not have been granted this opportunity were it not for charitySTRONG.”

—Justin Johnston, new board member

How to Join Us

Visit charitySTRONG to learn more about joining a board or go ahead and register for a free account. For questions, contact


charitySTRONG launched in September 2016 thanks to support from the Office of the New York State Attorney General, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the New York Community Trust. For more information, contact charitySTRONG’s office at or 646-861-3602 or visit

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