Why did Governance Matters create boardnetUSA?
With a mission of strengthening the management capability of nonprofit
boards, boardnetUSA has been developed to allow nonprofit boards
and those interested in serving as board members to reach out beyond
their existing networks and find each other.
Are nonprofit boards charged a fee to register with boardnetUSA?
There is no fee for a board to register or use the boardnetUSA system. Participation
is limited to nonprofit organizations that are incorporated as 501(c)(3)
charities. To register, boards use their Employee Identification
Number (EIN) as assigned by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Are board candidates charged a fee to register with boardnetUSA?
There is no fee for an individual to register as a candidate
and use the boardnetUSA system. Candidates participating in boardnetUSA
through the sponsorship of one boardnetUSA'scommunity
partners or other sponsoring organizations may have access to additional
site features and services. Please contact the community
partner directly for more information about becoming involved with
its boardnetUSA program.
Why are there no candidates or boards in my geographic area?
boardnetUSA is a growing network. Marketing efforts are concentrated within the
membership and geographic areas of our community partners and supporters.
Consequently the development of candidate and nonprofit users in
some areas may be slow.
Who are supporters of boardnetUSA?
boardnetUSA receives support from both its community partners and supporting
corporations, organizations and foundations.
Is a candidate or a nonprofit board certified by boardnetUSA?
boardnetUSA does not certify candidates or nonprofit boards, boardnetUSA works
to identify motivated candidates and boards, and enabling candidates
and nonprofit boards to learn about and communicate with each other.
We strive to collect information in our database that can provide
candidates and boards with sufficient information to assess the
appropriateness of a match.