About Board Member Connect

Since 2010, Board Member Connect has been the leading board recruitment firm serving hundreds of nonprofits across the country. We understand that attracting and placing quality board members remains a key component to ensuring your organization’s long-term success.

Our various board recruiting solutions are geared for organizations of every size. Whether you are looking for transformational high-level executives from Fortune 500 companies or simply people who are passionate about your mission, Board Member Connect can deliver.

With over 30 years of collective nonprofit experience, our team has successfully matched thousands of professionals with nonprofit boards. Our innate ability to find the perfect person to match your needs is why we have a 100% success rate in placing board members with our clients.

To find which of our board recruiting solutions best fits your organization’s needs, please visit our Services page.


  • We’ve been more than pleased with the candidates that you’ve sent our way. Each brings a vast array of experience and connections that add to our agency, and equally as important to us is that they are a good fit in terms of character, integrity, and passion to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. They are exactly what we needed at exactly the right time. We could not be more excited!

    Vicki Niedermayer
    Chief Executive Officer, Helping Restore Ability
  • We are exceptionally pleased with both the process and the results of our board member search. Board Member Connect connected us to candidates whose skills and interests well matched our needs, and we are thrilled to have two new and fantastic board members as a result. I would recommend this service to colleagues without hesitation.

    Jennifer Peck
    Executive Director, Partnership for Children & Youth
  • Board Member Connect came to us just as we decided to double the size of our small board. Within a few days, they presented us with eight candidates. So far, we have elected five of them, with two more candidates hopefully joining soon. These are individuals with great skills and connections. It would have been almost impossible to recruit them on our own. I can’t recommend this service enough!

    Jill Gurr
    Founder & Executive Director, Create Now
  • Board Member Connect was a real lifesaver for our organization. We were in desperate need of an infusion of new energy on our Board and we lacked the time or talent to look outside our immediate circles. We are quite pleased with Board Member Connect and it was well worth the investment.

    Terrie Light
    Executive Director, Berkeley Food and Housing Project
  • We used Board Member Connect and found an outstanding board member who quickly jumped in and has added diversity, energy and enthusiasm to our board. It’s someone we likely would not have met without their assistance.”

    Nancy Batterman
    CEO, Employment and Community Options
  • Board Member Connect truly exceeded our expectations. David was very professional, he communicated with me throughout regarding the needs of our organization. I am still amazed as to how he was able to identify potential board members who had the skill sets, passion and desire to serve on our board. He is truly a matchmaker for nonprofits. All of the candidates David referred are now on our board and they are great.”

    Tenneh Johnson Kemah
    Founder/President Child Steps International
  • As a nonprofit with limited connections, we struggled with finding board members to increase the breadth and capacity of our board. Out of the blue, David Lewis and Board Member Connect reached out with an offer to connect me to the kind of person we couldn’t ever have imagined reaching. I was skeptical, but they came through and we are thrilled to welcome our new board member.

    Ellen Pais
    President and CEO, Los Angeles Education Partnership
  • Board Member Connect was instrumental in finding a non-profit board opportunity for me. I had always wanted to give back but was never sure how to start the process. David reached out, introduced himself, and gave me an oversight on what Board Member Connect could do for me. After a short conversation about my interests, he fielded and provided opportunities for me, presenting me with a choice of three organizations. Ultimately I decided on Los Angeles Education Partnership. The process could not have been easier and the service he provided was fantastic. I can’t recommend them enough!

    Amy Reinhard
    President, WW TV Licensing, Paramount Pictures
  • Board Member Connect did a magnificent job of connecting me with a non-profit that tapped into my passion, and to a board made up of enthusiastic, committed, and fun individuals. Without Board Member Connect, it would have taken an enormous amount of effort and energy to find the right fit. That’s energy wasted that can be put into making a difference.

    Chris Hubble
    CEO, db5
  • Board Member Connect helped me discover a non-profit that matched my interests personally and professionally. The organization that they introduced me to had Board members with similar backgrounds and a mission that I could believe in.

    Executive Vice President, Universal Pictures
  • Somehow Board Member Connect was able to make what I consider to be a perfect match. Many thanks for making this connection and for the opportunity to support this very worthy effort.

    Renee Opell
    Director, Green Dot Corp.
  • Board Member Connect connected me with an organization whose mission was a natural fit on a personal and professional level. I was able to dive right in and have an impact in advancing their mission.

    Kahlil Reid
    Senior Vice President, BCMS Corp.
  • I was contacted by Board Member Connect about an opportunity with a nonprofit that was right in my sweet spot, combining my professional background with my passion for helping people through healthy living. Further, David Lewis went the extra mile to connect me with the board of the local chapter in my area. Thank you Board Member Connect!

    Tom Minichiello
    SVP and CFO, Westell Technologies

Our Clients

This select list of clients reflects an extensive range of missions, geography and sizes of organizations.

Adoption Options
Alternative Family Services
American Classical Orchestra
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Assisted Cycling Tours
Atlas Foundation for Autism
Back on My Feet – Austin
Back on My Feet – Chicago
Back on My Feet – New York
Berkeley Food & Housing Project
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Blue Bear School of Music
Bonita House
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley
Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County
Boys & Girls Club of the South Bay
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Brooklyn Community Services
California School-Based Health Alliance
Cancer and Careers
Cardinal Innovations
Center for Family Support Foundation
Chicago Arts Partnership in Education
Child Steps International
Classic Stage Company
Community Access
Create Now
CUE Art Foundation
Easterseals New Hampshire
Easterseals Tennessee
Employment & Community Options
Equal Justice Under Law
Farnum Center
Fleet Science Center
Foundation for Pierce College
Genesys Works
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Grand St. Settlement
Greenwich House
Guardianship Services
HealthRIGHT 360
Healthy Americas Foundation
Heaven on Earth Society for Animals
Helping Restore Ability
Huckleberry Youth Services
InterSchool Orchestras of New York
Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program
Keystone Policy Center
Kingsbury Center
LD Edge Network
LEDA Scholars
Literacy Partners
Los Angeles Education Partnership
Make-A-Wish Alabama
Make-A-Wish America
Make-A-Wish Central California
Make-A-Wish Central & Southern Texas
Make-A-Wish Connecticut
Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina
Make-A-Wish East Tennessee
Make-A-Wish Kansas
Make-A-Wish Los Angeles
Make-A-Wish Mississippi
Make-A-Wish Montana
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana
Make-A-Wish South Carolina
Male Contraceptive Initiative
New Reach
Operation BBQ Relief
Opportunity Music Project
Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
Partnership for Children & Youth
Partnership with Children
Peace Direct
Pet Community Center
Play Like A Girl
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Respiratory Health Association
Ripple Effect Artists
Shelters to Shutters
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
St. Joseph Prep High School
Street Sense
Teaching Matters
The Center for Election Science
The ED Fund
The Kingsbury Center
The LD Edge Network
The Orthopaedic Foundation
Town Cats
Triage Cancer
Tuesday’s Children
Tutoring Chicago
Van Alen Institute
Vibrant Emotional Health
Young Audiences New York
Youth Mentoring Connection