What We Do

Board and Skills Connect is a collaborative effort between the Michigan Community Service Commission and other community and state partners to create a hub for nonprofit board and committee placements and finding volunteers with the skills a nonprofit needs. Our vision is to build better communities, and a stronger state, and Board and Skills Connect is the tool that helps achieve that vision.


Strong and passionate candidates fill out their experience and interests indicating if they are interested in boards and/or skills opportunities.


Nonprofits seek skills volunteers or post board opportunities, defining the role, board expectations, time commitment and more.


Boards calculates a “relevancy” score to show candidates their best fits, connecting them with open positions. Nonprofits contact skills volunteers to fill their needs.

How It Works for Boards

Complete Your Profile

Highlight your experience, skills, cause interests and board desires.

Explore Custom Matches

Review a list of all open opportunities.

Search Open Opportunities

Search for nonprofits or specific opportunities by name or filter by causes, skills, location and more.

Connect with Nonprofits

With just one click, send connection requests to non-profits to indicate your interest and share to your profile.

Your Personal Dashboard

Stay up to date on suggest-ed matches, connections and placements through your personal dashboard.

Join a Board

Once a nonprofit has decided you are the right fit, they can get in touch with you to fill the open position.

Complete Your Profile

Highlight your organization’s mission, vision and goals.

Post A Position

Use our templates or create your own position description.

View Interested Candidates

Review candidates with the best fits or search other candidates.

Email Notifications

Set notification preferences for emails to help you stay up to date with candidate suggestions.

Nonprofit Dashboard

Use your organization’s customized dashboard to see all candidate types and your communication with them.

Fill Your Position

The technology reveals potential candidates and together, you determine fit and next steps.