Apply your nonprofit board experience toward helping to shape another!



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


United States


An effective, well-functioning board of directors is essential to every nonprofit. However putting together a dynamic board focused on governance is a tall order for many nonprofits. Build upon your expertise in board development by helping another nonprofit strengthen theirs!

501 Commons provides high quality, affordable consulting, coaching and training services to nonprofits, schools, and public agencies thanks to a corps of skilled volunteers who generously share their time and talents. As a board development consultant with 501 Commons you can help support organizations by:

·        Analyzing and identifying key issues from board self-assessment results

·        Collaborating with board members and discussing survey results

·        Developing and facilitating a board development workshop

While the requirements of each project vary, consultants typically work in pairs and serve approximately 10-12 hours per month over the course of 3-6 months each. It’s a great opportunity to make a difference at a fundamental level while also enhancing your own expertise.

For more information about how you can help strengthen the structure of nonprofit governance, visit and click on “Engage” or contact Gillian Cook at