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Long Beach Board Connection 

That’s a wrap!  Thank you to the over 50 organizations that participated and to the many prospective board members who attended.  Special thanks to our event sponsors: L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Port of Long Beach, and International City Bank.  

Did you miss the event or miss a connection at the event?  Check out the event program for details on each organization that participated.  Also, check out the back pages with tips and questions to ask before joining a board or in recruiting a new board member.

2020 Long Beach Board Connection Program

Program Information

The Nonprofit Partnership and Leadership Long Beach are excited to present this opportunity to bring professionals from the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors together with the intent of building networks and developing Boards of Directors for nonprofit organizations.

Special thanks to our Event Sponsors!

L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn

Port of Long Beach

International City Bank

For Nonprofit Organizations:

Long Beach Board Connection is an exciting opportunity for your organizational leadership (Executive Director, Board Chair, Board Member) to meet prospective board members and connect, and share the impact of your organization with community members who want to give back. All nonprofits must serve the Long Beach Community.

For Prospective Board Members: 

Long Beach Board Connection is an opportunity to give back your time and talents to a community based nonprofit impacting the community. Board service is an opportunity to grow professionally, broaden your network and knowledge of the issues and services in the community, and be connected. All attendees will receive information about nonprofit organizations in attendance.


For more information, contact Christina Kreachbaum at

Special thanks to the 2020 Long Beach Board Connection sponsors:

Board Leadership Series

Every day, nonprofit boards are charting the future for their nonprofit organizations.  They are the driving force in the governance, sustainability and the direction of the organization.  Effective boards can provide a strong foundation and framework for success. Without a strong board, however, most nonprofits face unnecessary challenges and can show limited success in meeting their mission and community need. Boards need to hold themselves accountable, but without clear information, leadership and skill development, it is almost impossible to do so.

The Partnership is offering the following 3 trainings as part of the Board Leadership Series. Check our Events calendar for specific training dates.

  • The ABC’s of Board Governance
  • Achieving Board Excellence
  • Dynamic Board Chairs

The ABC’s of Board Governance

Offered twice per year, this half-day workshop is designed to develop and strengthen board leadership. Through applied learning, theory and best practices, participants will develop their strengths and help to shape a stronger nonprofit sector. Open to all levels of board leadership and executive directors, each organization may participate in teams with a minimum of 1 executive director and 1 board member, with up to 3 board members included in the reservation.

The ABC’s of Board Governance will be a half-day workshop designed to: 

  • Understand and integrate board roles and responsibilities
  • Stages of board development
  • Board leadership skills
  • Strengthen the nonprofit sector

Achieving Board Excellence

Board performance is critical to the success of a nonprofit organization, and their ability to achieve impact. What does board excellence look like?  And how can nonprofit boards become more effective? While boards and executive leadership often spend the time to ensure that they select great board members, staying current on best practices and monitoring performance comes secondary. This workshop is designed as an interactive workshop for teams of board members and the executive director/CEO.

The Achieving Board Excellence workshop is designed to: 

  • Best Practices and resources
  • Board assessment and tools to monitor performance
  • Current and emerging trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Action Planning

Dynamic Board Chair

The role of a nonprofit board chair is paramount to ensuring an engaged and high-functioning board, which leads to ensuring a healthy, viable nonprofit organization. S/he should personify good governance and board leadership that shapes the culture and impact of the board. Through a specially designed program exclusively for current and incoming chairs,  participants will engage in an interactive workshop lead by a content expert and program facilitator. Open to current and incoming Board Chairs only.

The Board Chair Leadership Development workshop is designed to: 

  • Identify the Key roles of the Board Chair
  • Enhance strategic thinking and planning
  • Address leadership and governance challenges
  • Building and strengthening the board: recruitment and work strucutres
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