Join a Twin Cities Nonprofit Board

Are you looking to volunteer to help your community and engage in causes you care about?  Are you seeking board members with a specific skillset to join your board? Propel Nonprofits’ Board Connector program recruits board members for Twin Cities-based nonprofit organizations.


We’d love to assist you with joining a nonprofit board.

Join a Nonprofit Board

Do you want to apply your professional experience in unique ways and become a leader in your community? Nonprofit board service is a great way to use your professional and personal experience to help those around you. If this describes you, please apply to volunteer to join a nonprofit board, and start making a difference in your community.

Fill out our Board Connector board service application to apply now. We can’t guarantee you a board position, but if a nonprofit organization is seeking someone with your qualifications and interests, we’ll connect you for the opportunity.


Email to discuss how we can assist you in joining a nonprofit board.

Find Board Members

Board Connector can be a great way to connect with potential board candidates. In our experience matching community members with nonprofit organizations, we have found that this approach works best for organizations that:

  • Have at least one paid staff person
  • Have been operating as a nonprofit for at least one year
  • Have a board in place with regular board meetings, active participation by board members, and board officers in place
  • Are relatively stable organizationally and financially

For nonprofits that operate with all volunteers, in the startup stage, or going through a period of big change, we have found that other approaches are more effective to identify prospective board members. If your organization fits the above criteria, email for more information about finding new board members through Board Connector.

View Propel’s resource about Recruiting New Board Members.

Organizations participating in Board Connector must agree to Propel Nonprofit’s Nondiscrimination Policy.

Propel Nonprofits is committed to operating the organization and all activities in an equitable way with regard to sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, marital or familial status or any other basis protected by applicable laws. This policy applies to all programs, employment, contracting, and partnership practices. 

By submitting this application, you affirm that the organization adheres to Propel Nonprofits’ Nondiscrimination Policy. 

Organizations will be listed on the Nonprofit Board Opportunities page for six months. If a connection has not been made by this time, you can decide to remove the posting or renew for one more six month listing, with a maximum listing time of one year.

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Nonprofit Board Opportunities

We’re currently searching for the right board candidates for these nonprofit organizations.

If you are interested in one of these opportunities please complete an application.

Adler Graduate School

Join the board: The Adler Graduate School's mission is to prepare mental health and human service professionals with a strong Adlerian foundation to foster encouragement, collaboration, and a sense of...


Join the board: Since 1995, ARENA DANCES has been working to make dance accessible to all through the presentation of contemporary dance, educational outreach, and community gatherings to inspire, promote...

Cancer Legal Care

Join the board: Cancer Legal Care's mission is to engage the law to resolve the complex challenges facing people and communities affected by cancer.

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

Join the board: The mission of the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is to inspire hands, hearts, and minds through art forms produced by heat, spark, or flame.

Coffee House Press

Join the board: Coffee House Press creates new spaces for audiences and artists to interact, inspiring readers and enriching communities by expanding the definition of what literature is, what it...


Join the board: ComMUSICation's mission is to empower urban youth with skills for success through music, service, and community.

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School

Join the board: Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School's mission is to support children from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds living in or near St. Paul's East Side through a rigorous and...


Join the board: Cultivate exists to empower & equip community insiders and their allies through capacity-building programs to transform their communities through community-led development.

Dakota Child and Family Clinic

Join the board: The mission of Dakota Child and Family Clinic is to champion the health care needs of patients and families.

EVOLVE Family Services

Join the Board: To achieve our Vision by providing a full breadth of inclusive, ethical programming: adoption, foster care, pregnancy support, youth services, therapeutic support and education.

Face to Face Health and Counseling Services, Inc.

Join the board: Face to Face empowers youth to overcome barriers and strive toward healthy and self-sufficient lives.

Family Values for Life

Join the board: Family Values for Life works with families to help them chart a path out of crisis through spiritual empowerment, mental alertness, physical fitness, and financial stability. Together...

FamilyWise Services

Join the board: FamilyWise's mission is to strengthen families by promoting the safety, stability, and well-being of children.

Forecast Public Art

Join the board: Forecast activates, inspires, and advocates for public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity.

Franconia Sculpture Park

Join the board: Franconia Sculpture Park cultivates critical dialogue between artists and audiences; support artists through the production and presentation of new, experimental work; and educate the artists and audiences...

Give Us Wings

Join the board: Give Us Wings encourages, supports and partners with people living in extreme poverty in Uganda as they transform their lives and become self-sufficient through greater access to...

Grand Marais Art Colony

Join the board: The Grand Marais Art Colony serves as a catalyst for the arts in the Great Lakes region, supporting artists through residencies, intensive and mentoring classes, and signature...

Graywolf Press

Join the board: Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature.

Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic

Join the Board: Hamm Clinic’s mission is to promote mental health with culturally responsive, relational care to adults, especially to those facing financial barriers.

Her Voice Productions (Twin Cities Women’s and Girls’ Choirs)

Join the board: The Twin Cities Women’s and Girls’ Choirs are a diverse community that sings, performs, and affirms the voices of women and girls.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Join the board: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre brings people together for the common good through the power of puppet and mask performance.

JazzMN, Inc.

Join the board: JazzMN, Inc.'s mission is to cultivate the love of jazz through concerts and educational experiences.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being

Join the board: Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-being provides exceptional and affordable mental health services for families, children, youth, and adults in our community.

Literacy for Freedom

Join the board: It is the mission of Literacy for Freedom to empower, inspire, and motivate African American males to achieve greatness.

Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA)

Join the board: MAVA positively impacts communities by connecting, educating and advocating for volunteer engagement professionals and their organizations so that volunteers are effectively leveraged in efforts to address pressing...

Merrick Community Services

Join the board: Merrick Community Services supports individuals and families to navigate life transitions, find health and stability, and promote independence.

Merrill Arts Center

Join the board: The mission of the Merrill Arts Center is to champion the arts.

Metro Blooms

Join the board: Metro Blooms partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges.

Minnesota Conservation Federation

Since 1936 the Minnesota Conservation Federation (MCF) has been an advocate for wise use of Minnesota’s natural resources. MCF and its membership have been at the fore of many significant...

Minnesota Council on Economic Education

Join the board: Minnesota Council on Economic Education's mission is to equip Minnesotans with the economic and personal financial understanding needed to succeed in today’s complex economy.

Minnesota Guitar Society

Join the board: The mission of the Minnesota Guitar Society is to promote the guitar in all its stylistic and cultural diversity through sponsorship of public forums, concerts, and workshops;...

Missions Inc. Programs

Join the board: Missions Inc. enables people struggling to meet fundamental human needs, to obtain safety and healing and to pursue justice in their lives.

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)

Join the board: NEON builds wealth for low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis and surrounding communities.

North Saint Paul Area Food Shelf

Join the Board: Our unrelenting focus is to provide nutritious food to our neighbors in a respectful manner, while engaging our community in the fight against hunger.

Northern Clay Center

Join the board: Northern Clay Center’s mission is to advance the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community, through education, exhibitions, and artist services.

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

Join the board: Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes that every Minnesotan should be free from hunger and homelessness.

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

Join the board: The mission of the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute is to instigate, train, and support racially, sexually, religiously, ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become...


Join the board: PRISM's mission is to provide social services and connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives.

Ready Set Smile

Join the board: Through education and preventive services, Ready Set Smile prepares and empowers all children in our community to care for their oral health.

Saint Paul Parks Conservancy

Join the board; The Saint Paul Parks Conservancy raises funds and partners with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the community to enhance and expand parks and recreational facilities...

Stone Soup Thrift Store

Join the board: The mission of Stone Soup is to engage the community in supporting families & individuals by providing access to quality used clothes, household items, and furniture in...

Teatro del Pueblo

Join the board: Teatro del Pueblo promotes Latino culture through the creation and presentation of performing arts.

The Good Acre

Join the board: We connect and strengthen farmers, food makers, and communities through good food.

The Rubicon

Join a board: to provide the path to a lasting recovery for each client.

Three Rivers Montessori Charter School

Join the board: Through the Montessori method of education and rich outdoor experiential education, Three Rivers Montessori School educates students to be curious and reflective, skilled and creative, empathetic and...

Watercourse Counseling Center

Join the board: Watercourse Counseling Center's vision is to support the emotional health and well being of our diverse community.

WellShare International

Join the board: The mission of WellShare International is to partner with diverse communities to promote health and well-being.

Yellow Tree Theatre

Join the board: Yellow Tree Theatre brings stories to life that ignite passion, inspire laughter and awaken possibility while exploring and celebrating the great complexities of the human spirit.

Young Dance

Join the board: The mission of Young Dance is to transform lives through movement

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre & School

Join the board: Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School strives to enrich our community by drawing people close to the beauty and energy of the flamenco tradition.