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charitySTRONG offers two, free, online programs: Directors U, our governance education resource center, and onBOARD, our matching service for director candidates and nonprofit organizations seeking new board members.

Directors U

Directors U is an online library of topical resources for current and prospective nonprofit board members and chief executives developed by charitySTRONG and other highly regarded governance capacity-building organizations. Materials describe New York State laws and regulations for charities; board roles and responsibilities; and, board composition, development, operations and structure. In addition, there is a series of handy checklists. Some items can be downloaded directly from the charitySTRONG website. We have included many free publications and webinars along with links to a select number of books, subscriptions and training opportunities that are available for a fee from other providers. 


onBOARD connects New York State charitable organizations, seeking to fill board vacancies, with skilled, trained director candidates. Using an online database, onBOARD offers a free, searchable list of nonprofit board openings for candidates while organizations can search for candidates meeting requested criteria.

To access these programs, please first read the 
registration instructions and then sign up for a free account. Upon registration, all users will be able to sign on to Directors U. All representatives of charitable organizations, and candidates who complete the core course, Good Practices for Good Boards on Directors U, may create onBOARD accounts.

In addition to our two online programs, charitySTRONG staff members are available for presentations and training workshops for groups of candidates and organizations. To learn more, please contact us at

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