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Get On Board

Board Matching Program

About Get On Board

As part of its REALIZE Board training program, the United Way of El Paso County is pilot testing a board matching program. Called Get On Board, the program connects young professionals who graduate from REALIZE Board Training with established, regional nonprofits. In this pilot phase, the goal is to match young professionals to nonprofits in need of new board members. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee, and they will submit up to three matches for each nonprofit by November 30th. The leadership team (chief executive and board chair) of each nonprofit should meet with each match (online or in-person) to determine the best fit for the organization. Nonprofits need to submit two finalists to the United Way by December 20th. Once final submissions are reviewed, all matches will be announced on January 13th, 2023. Due to a variety of factors and needs, it’s possible that not all nonprofits and young professionals will be matched.

The timeline is as follows:

October 18th

Virtual info session hosted for those interested.

December 1st - 19th

Prospect and nonprofit arranges to meet with nonprofit leadership team (ED and Board Chair) regarding a potential match and board service.

November 1st

Eligible board prospect and Nonprofit organizations

submits application for Board

membership via the online


December 20th

Applicants submit top two choices they would like to be matched with via online platform. 

November 30th

Prospect and nonprofit are notified of potential matches

January 13th

Matches announced at Match Day event!

If you're an individual or organization interested in applying to Get On Board, please visit a link below.


Please contact Bianca De Leon, REALIZE Board Consultant, at

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