charitySTRONG’s mission is to assist charitable organizations in achieving the highest standards of board leadership, governance and oversight. We do this by providing nonprofit board training and educational resources and through an online recruitment program that helps organizations seeking new board members find talented board candidates from outside their networks. Currently we are only working with nonprofits in New York State. charitySTRONG is a program of Governance Matters, Inc., an affiliate of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. We are sponsored by various charitable initiatives, including the United Way of Greater Rochester.
onBOARD is an online database connecting individuals with boards of New York State nonprofits.
charitySTRONG is one result of the work of the Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization, commissioned in 2011 by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. This group was tasked with identifying ways to strengthen governance and create efficiencies in the nonprofit sector. Recognizing that strong board leadership is fundamental to organizational well being, the Committee recommended the creation of new programming dedicated to improving board of director recruitment and training throughout the state.