Board Development

United Way of Hunterdon County offers a Board Development Primer for current and future board members – with United Way of Hunterdon County or elsewhere. The well-received program is designed to facilitate the recruitment, development, and retention of leaders on boards and committees throughout our community. This 4-session series appeals to volunteers with all levels of experience and is hosted twice a year.

This Board Development Primer Program defines board roles, responsibilities, and boundaries. The program focuses on governance roles, while at the same time addressing the fiduciary roles of board members. Participants will learn how to advocate for and support their cause and be well prepared to take on a committee or Board role, or to better meet the expectations of their current role. The program reinforces the value of recruiting culturally diverse volunteers and then training them to be effective leaders.

The Board Development Primer course reinforces the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful board member, non-profit professional or active volunteer. Even an experienced philanthropic leader will benefit from this program. - Justin Eisenberg, United Way of Hunterdon County Board of Trustees, Apple

Participation in all 4 sessions is required to fulfill the requirements for United Way Certification. Cost is $40, preregistration is required, and space is limited.

If you have questions, contact Brenda Esler, CEO, via phone at 908-782-3414, ext. 123 or

The schedule for the next Board Development training is:

  • Session One: Tuesday, October 18 - Roles and Responsibilities

  • Session Two: Thursday, October 27 – Governance

  • Session Three: Wednesday, November 2 – Finance

  • Session Four: Monday, November 7 – Fundraising and Public Relations

>> Register for the event here <<

Once you have paid online, you will receive a confirmation email.