For 102 years, the Junior League of Dallas (JLD) has equipped its members to be leaders and change-makers within our community. As part of an effort to re-imagine how League members are trained to serve, the JLD partnered with local nonprofit, BoardBuild, to educate JLD members to prepare them for nonprofit board service.
“Every day, hundreds of Dallas nonprofits are making a powerful difference in the lives and futures of our neighbors, and JLD members have long served on numerous nonprofit boards across our city, making an immeasurable impact on a range of critical issues,” said Christina Eubanks, Junior League of Dallas President. “We are excited to share this new partnership with BoardBuild, which will further enhance our members’ experience and help them make an even bigger impact in the Dallas area.”
Junior League of Dallas provisional, active and sustainer members were invited to be part of this customized hybrid learning program, at no cost. BoardBuild’s Board Essentials certification teaches best practices for effective board leadership and helps graduates connect with Dallas nonprofits that are actively seeking board members. Nonprofits can post open board and committee positions on the BoardBuild platform at no cost and can now specifically search for certified JLD members.
“The outpouring of interest from our membership shows JLD is a robust source of emerging and established leaders now equipped to serve nonprofits on another level. While we had 189 members earn their certification this fall, more than 100 additional members are still in progress. Through BoardBuild, JLD is serving our nonprofit community in a new way, making it easier than ever for agencies to directly match with qualified leaders!” explained Dulari Mehta, who is leading this effort within the League for the 2023-2024 service year.
BoardBuild is a North Texas-based nonprofit founded in 2019 that trains and certifies emerging and established leaders and connects them to serve on nonprofit boards. Last year, BoardBuild trained nearly 500 individuals nationwide and matched 124 individuals with nonprofit board positions, including 82 women and 67 BIPOC individuals.
“As women are underrepresented at the governance level across all board rooms, BoardBuild is proud to partner with the Junior League of Dallas to equip and empower talented and committed women to affect policy change and to be strong advocates for social impact,” said President and CEO of BoardBuild, Pam Cannell.
Cannell further went on with a call to action: "BoardBuild invites nonprofit organizations who seek to match with certified and qualified Junior League members to post their open board positions on the BoardBuild platform today at absolutely no cost.”
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The Junior League welcomes women who value its mission and is committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. If you are interested in membership in the Junior League of Dallas, applications for the 2024 – 2025 year are now open. Click HERE to complete an application. Applications close March 11, 2024.