Director Connector: Speed Dating for Nonprofit Boards


Young Professionals: Are you looking for a unique opportunity to share your talents, build your resume, and support your local community?

Nonprofits: Are you looking for fresh perspectives and energy on your boards or committees?

The Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is hosting Director Connector, a high energy and low pressure “speed dating” event for nonprofit boards. Candidates will have the opportunity to make a brief connection with up to eight organizations, to see whether they are interested in pursuing an opportunity to sit on their boards or committees. At the end of the evening, the candidates will decide which organizational boards they are interested in exploring further, and we can facilitate next steps!

In order to support the best possible matches, YNPN is introducing a short application for both organizations as well as potential board and committee members. We hope that this will ensure that the most appropriate candidates will be in attendance to hear about opportunities that they are most likely to be interested in. This simple application process will also help to ensure an even number of pairs during the speed dating rounds.

The Process:

The event will begin with general orientation to board service geared towards the potential board members. Participants will learn about what questions to ask when considering joining a board, as well as some high-level expectations common to board service.

Roughly one hour of speed dating will follow the orientation. Candidates will have the opportunity to speak to up to eight organizations for 5-7 minutes each. At the end of the evening, candidates will decide which organizational boards they are interested in learning more about, and YNPN will facilitate the next steps.  

This event is free for YNPN Milwaukee members and member organizations, $10.00 for non-member candidates, and $25.00 for non-member organizations.

Thank you for your interest in the Director Connector event. Candidate applications are now closed.

Organizations in Greater Milwaukee have hundreds of openings on their boards of directors and committees, and they’re looking for dedicated and passionate people to serve. YNPN is here to help!

Program Schedule:

5:30 – 6:00pm - Registration & Networking

6:00 - 6:15pm– Welcome & Overview

6:15 - 7:15 - Speed Dating!

7:15 – 7:30- Wrap Up & Missed Connections

Participating Organizations

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • ArtWorks for Milwaukee
  • City on a Hill
  • COA Youth & Family Centers
  • Danceworks Inc.
  • Ex Fabula
  • FOOD Pantry of Waukesha County
  • Future Urban Leaders Foundation, Inc.
  • Grand Avenue Club, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation
  • Hope House of Milwaukee
  • Lead2Change, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Christian Center
  • National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin
  • Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Playworks Wisconsin
  • SEA Literacy
  • Walker's Point Center for the Arts (WPCA)
  • Walker's Point Youth & Family Center
  • Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Questions? Contact

June 26, 2018 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sojourner Family Peace Center
619 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
United States
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