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Get On Board

Board Matching Program


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.


As a young professional and graduate of the REALIZE Board Training Program, this program is intended to help you gain access to board leadership opportunities. Local nonprofits must have been established within the last five years, demonstrate a need for new board members in 2023, and a commitment to board development through new community leadership. All young professionals must demonstrate a commitment to serving on a nonprofit board and all that it entails.

Timeline Overview

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 submits application for Board membership via the online application.

December 20th

Prospect selects two board choices they may want to join and informs the United Way via online platform.

November 30th

Prospect and nonprofit are notified of potential matches

January 13th

Matches announced at Match Day event! 

Application Process

Applications for Get On Board are due November 1st, 2022. The United Way of El Paso County will host an online info session for young professionals on October 18th at 12:00pm. If you plan to attend, please register below.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee, and they will submit up to three matches for each nonprofit by November 30th. Each board prospect should meet with the leadership team (chief executive and board chair) of each match (online or in-person) to determine the best fit for the young professional. Board prospects 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, we cannot guarantee a match for all applicants. 

For questions or more information, please contact Bianca De Leon, REALIZE Board Consultant, at

Application for Board Prospects

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