Nonprofit Board Development Boot Camp

Seeking New Leaders To Connect With Local Nonprofits And Support Their Communities


The 2019 Schedule: Will Be Announced Later This Summer

For Nonprofits: Board Member Request Form


As Featured In The Wall Street Journal

Have you considered expanding your volunteering to make a greater impact on your community?
Our Next Gen program is about connecting professionals with business, financial, media, legal, & managerial expertise to bring their skills to nonprofits where they can do the most good through board service. When matched with the right nonprofit these types of skills can tremendously impact our community and its long-term stability.
Next Gen consists of two Boot Camp sessions and the opportunity to take part in our Nonprofit Board Speed Dating event, where participants will have the chance to provide feedback about the local nonprofits they are interested in and then the chance to connect directly with organizations that are seeking potential board members.


2018 Next Gen Schedule:

Boot Camp: Session #1
October 2, 2018
1133 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY

Boot Camp: Session #2
October 16, 2018
1133 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY

Nonprofit Board Speed Dating
November 8, 2018
777 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY


What is NEXT GEN Nonprofit Board Development Boot Camp?
Volunteer New York! has developed a unique, free program for aspiring business executives to learn what it takes to become the next generation of leaders, and achieve a career goal to work with local nonprofits of their choice.


Session 1 - Oct. 2, 2018
  • Mark Rollins, EVP, Brown & Brown of Westchester
  • Laura Rossi, Executive Director,The Westchester Community Foundation
  • Michele Oram, Board Member, Clay Arts Center Board Boot Camp Success Story (Read more)


  • Courtney Darts, Legal Director, Pro Bono Partnership
  • Keith Timko, Executive Director/CEO, The Support Center


Session 2 - Oct. 16, 2018
  • Nick Preddice, CEO, The Affinity Group, LLC
  • Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, Founder / Executive Director, Latino U College Access
  • Laura Picone, Board Member, Open Door Foundation Board Boot Camp Success Story
  • Eric Pasinkoff, Board Member, Sharp Again Naturally & Child Care Council of Westchester Board Boot Camp Success Story
  • Laura Newman, Senior Director, Institutional Giving, Manhattanville College 
  • Joe Ali, Partner, PKF O’Connor Davis, LLP 


Benefits of Participation
Next Gen Nonprofit Board Development Boot Camp offers an opportunity for new leaders to achieve important professional & personal goals. 
Benefits include:
• Impact communities where you work and live
• Develop your support for a local nonprofit
• Strengthen your professional network
• Engage with like-minded business leaders
• Advance your leadership skills and career goals
• Improve the ability of your chosen nonprofit to achieve its mission
2018 Next Gen Sponsors: