Board Pipeline - For Individuals

Applications for the Autumn 2022 cycle are now open, and deadline has been extended to Friday, September 9th. Start your application below. For more information, please reach out to Jon Law

The Board Pipeline Leadership Development Program is for Black individuals and individuals of color who are interested in nonprofit board service. This program provides participants with opportunities to learn then connect with board opportunities. Participants attend five evening sessions that include presentations, panels with experienced nonprofit board members, and small group activities to learn about the basics of nonprofit board service. The program culminates in a Meet & Greet Reception where participants will network with representatives of nonprofit organizations who are recruiting new board members.

Alumni of the program remain connected to our Board Pipeline Program through regular updates about new board opportunities and professional development and networking opportunities.

For more information, contact Jon at For more information about Board Pipeline’s background, please see here.

The application for Board Pipeline consists of two  components:



Submit your professional biography, no more than one page, as a separate file (e.g., .doc, .docx, or .pdf). Professional biography guidance from Indeed. This should be a biography, not a résumé or cover letter. 

Complete the questionnaire at the link and submit your biography to Jon. Applicants should identify as Black and/or people of color. Applicants should be interested in starting nonprofit board service within 12 months of completing the program.


The Board Pipeline provided a robust professional development workshop series preparing participants for the rigor and challenges of participating on organizational boards, rooted with an understanding of the significance and responsibility to make a positive impact within the community. The Board Pipeline also provided an extensive network of participants, alumni, and supporters.

Darian Senn-Carter, Cohort 17

Board Member of Maryland Book Bank, Civic Works, and Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center

The Board Pipeline Program inspired me to go beyond transactional change. As a board member, I am focused on transformational change within the organization and the Baltimore community."

Antieris Johnson, Cohort 10

Board Member of Arts Every Day

Antieris Johnson
About 75% of those who complete the Board Pipeline Program began serving on a nonprofit board within a year.
Individual alumni had attained two positions on average, including board officers,
58% of alumni connected to those positions through Associated Black Charities.
97% of all Board Pipeline alumni felt the program prepared them for board service.