New York Junior League to Host 25th Annual Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse

New York City Nonprofit Experts to Teach Participants how to Successfully Lead a Nonprofit Board

Press Release – October 23, 2017, NEW YORK, NY – The New York Junior League (NYJL) will host its Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse (NPBC) accelerated course on Saturday, October 28, followed by a networking event for those interested in joining a nonprofit board the evening of Wednesday, November 1. The program, now in its 25th year, brings together nonprofit thought leaders from New York City’s diverse philanthropic community, including the National Down Syndrome Society, Estee Lauder Companies, and the Kaufman Music Center. Participants are provided the rare opportunity to gain direct access to these industry leaders as they share insight and strategies.

“New York City nonprofits face many challenges, including ensuring that its leaders are fully trained to fulfill their fiduciary duties,” said Suzanne E. Manning, president, New York Junior League. “The Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse provides the training necessary to transform people into dynamic nonprofit board members.”

Through a structured placement process, the program introduces attendees to New York City nonprofits currently seeking new board members. This fall’s accelerated course begins with a training session on Saturday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during which key leaders from a variety of New York City nonprofits will present eight essential topics: Introduction to Nonprofits and Governance, Working with an Executive Director, Fundraising, Nonprofit Legal, Nonprofit Finance, Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Crisis Management. Using interactive and engaging case studies, lectures, group exercises, and panel discussions, participants will learn first-hand the skills that will enable them to effectively serve on a nonprofit board.

The program continues on Wednesday, November 1, with the Executive Director Panel and Networking Event with Nonprofits from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Participants will meet leaders of more than 20 New York City nonprofits, network with like-minded individuals seeking the skills to make a difference in their communities, and find local nonprofits seeking new board members.

“The Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse is ideal for volunteers, legal professionals seeking CLE credit, and those interested in learning more about the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member,” said Manning. “This course will teach people how to serve on a nonprofit board with competence and confidence. Alumni of this course have found the knowledge and skills they gained beneficial in both their philanthropic and professional work.”

Both sessions of this accelerated course will be held at The Astor House, located at 130 East 80th Street, New York, NY between Park and Lexington Avenues. The location is easily accessible from the 4, 5, 6, and Q trains. Registration is $375 for the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit (

Since 1992, more than 1,000 men and women have completed the Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse course and have gone on to hold leadership positions at many New York City nonprofits.

About the New York Junior League

The New York Junior League (NYJL) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since 1901, the NYJL has been a leader in identifying and responding to unmet community needs. Through direct service, collaborations with other community organizations and advocacy, the NYJL provides a positive force for change within the communities it serves.

Each year more than 2,800 trained volunteers donate more than 250,000 hours of their time to better the lives of women and children in New York City. The NYJL works with more than 50 community-based organizations and public agencies to deliver services and assistance directly to women and children in need.
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