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Board Recruitment Fair

August 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Pre-registration is now closed but you can still attend! Just come to the event and check in at the registration table.

There is a parking lot, and ample street parking in the area. If you drive, consider carpooling because it may get congested (plus, it’s more fun to be with friends)!

Buses 83, 21 and the Green Line (Lexington station) are all near by.


1. Check-in!
Please check in at the registration table to get your packet with a nametag, contact labels and some additional handouts.

2. What to expect:
The organizations tabling will be clustered by general nonprofit type. Each organization should have a staff person and a board member who can tell you about the organization, the board, financials, what they’re seeking in new board members, and which existing board members would be your board buddy (they acts as an informal mentor). They should also have a sign-up sheet to add you to their mailing list and to follow up with you about joining the board.

You are encouraged to join many mailing lists even if you’re not interested in their board – this is a great way to start to get to know an organization. If you are seriously interested in a board, try to schedule a follow up meeting right on the spot. Every organization has a different review process for new board members, but you should also feel comfortable asking for the information you need to make a decision.

3. How to prepare:
This is really up to you. Most people (regardless of race or background) who join a board don’t have a lot of training or a background in nonprofits the first time around! But good things to think about are what YOU are passionate about, and what you want to experience and learn. There will be handouts in your packet and posters scattered about the fair that will suggest some questions to ask the organizations: board role, board style/culture, board requirements, organizational finances, etc.

4. Ask us anything!
We will have volunteers floating around (look for something goofy marking them…) to answer any of your questions, as best they can, about being on a board, choosing an organization, etc.

5. Please join our group on Facebook (this is for POC only):


Registration is now closed for purchasing tables for your organization at the Fair. If you are interested in being contacted for our next fair, send an email:


August 17, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Oxford Community Center
270 Lexington Parkway N
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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