Community Boardbound

Community Boardbound is a board-readiness program for women inspired to serve on non-profit boards.

We offer:

Do good.  Be good.

Being part of a non-profit board gives you the opportunity to apply your talents to make a meaningful difference.

It’s good for your career, good for your heart and good for the world.

But securing a board seat and successfully serving on a non-profit board require a specific set of competencies, knowledge and strategies.  Let Community Boardbound help you skillfully and confidently step into board service.

What is Community Boardbound?

Series of expert-led workshops that prepare women to skillfully step into non-profit board service

Networking with women passionate about doing good

Opportunities throughout the three-month program to connect with leaders of non-profit organizations

A certificate awarded to participants completing the program

Cost:  $200 for all six sessions if register before August 14, 2019.  $250 if register after August 14th.  Alternatively, you may attend a single workshop for $50.

Locations:  Leading non-profit institutions across Denver host the sessions at their locations.

Register:  Use this link to register for the 6-session certificate program.  To register for an individual session, email

Hear from Participants and Leaders

“Community Boardbound was interesting, engaging and extremely helpful.  I especially enjoyed the variety of speakers and getting to know my fellow participants–a diverse group of very capable and committed women.  I now feel well-prepared to assist both the nonprofit organizations I serve!”

  Lucy Strong, Community Boardbound participant 

“The outstanding Community Boardbound faculty provides unique, comprehensive and insightful training for any woman who aspires to serve on a nonprofit board.”

Mary Ricketson about Community Boardbound  Mary Ricketson, J.D., Dean Emerita, University of Denver, College of Law


Learn More

2019 Session is complete.  Look for announcement of next session in Summer 2020.

Program Schedule

See topics covered in 2019 program.

Date       Topics
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019 Types of Boards and Commissions / Board Governance & Ethics
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019 Finding Your Passion / Strategic Planning / Promoting Mission & Fundraising
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019 Communications Skills & Styles / Developing Your Personal Brand / Risk Management & Cybersecurity
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019 Leadership Skills & Styles / Fiduciary Responsibility / Financial Statements & Filings
Wed., Oct. 23, 2019 Non-Profit Leader Roundtable: Perspectives on Board  Leadership
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019 Interviewing for a Board Position / Non-Profit Meet & Greet
2019 Community Boardbound Alumnae
2019 Community Boardbound workshop held at Dress for Success
2018 Community Boardbound Class with Marsha Williams
Participants met 10 non-profits from a variety of fields in the course of their workshops.
2018 Community Boardbound class met with non-profits with Board openings

Community Boardbound Frequently Asked Questions

Why include women on boards?

  • More engaged in oversight and governance
  • Better fundraising performance
  • More Active in policy and advocacy efforts

      Source: Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Where are the sessions held?

The classes are held at leading non-profit institutions throughout the central Denver metropolitan area.

What is the cost?

The cost for all six sessions of the 2019 program is $200 if registered by August 14th and $250 after August 14th (or you may attend a single session for $50).  Scholarship opportunities do exist if the session cost is a prohibitive factor. To learn more email:

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

Participants completing all of the sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion demonstrating their commitment to obtaining a community board position.

Will I receive help matching me with a non-profit organization?

Yes!  Our program is designed to provide you exposure to non-profit leaders at each session and a Meet & Greet exercise held during the last session.  Additionally, organizations frequently contact us to source candidates for their openings.  

Community Boardbound is the premier program of its kind in Colorado. It is offered by Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation, a leading non-profit dedicated to opening more corporate and community board positions to women. We envision a world where women and men are leading side by side, lifting companies and communities to greatness.

Contact Us

1350 17th St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202