Serving the Community Through Leadership

Through Board Serve Central Oklahoma, United Way of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to improve nonprofit boards by recruiting, training, and matching board members with nonprofit agencies in the central Oklahoma Area.

Expert-led sessions will cover nonprofit board governance, leadership skills, nonprofit law, fundraising, and many more skills needed to serve on a nonprofit board. Board Serve Central Oklahoma will match the trained business professional and the nonprofit agency to help strengthen the nonprofit organizations within our community.



Nonprofit board service is a rewarding experience. By serving on the board of a nonprofit organization, you will:

  • Connect with others who share your passion
  • Contribute your skills, expertise and access to resources to strengthen nonprofit organizations in central Oklahoma
  • Support and strengthen the community in which you live or work
  • Rally support and invite others to join you in advocating on behalf of the nonprofit’s mission
  • Develop new skills and hone your leadership abilities
  • Expand your social and professional networks


We are looking for diverse individuals who are interested in becoming nonprofit board members.  Individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Diversity in life experience, age, ethnicity, geographic location, and profession, including expertise in any of the following fields: accounting, human resources, law, information technology, management/operations, marketing, public relations, fundraising, strategic planning and others. A minimum of three years of work experience in the area of expertise is preferred.
  • Interest in, and enthusiasm for board service and volunteerism
  • Willingness to undertake a three-hour training session each month for eight months on the duties and responsibilities of board members, including fundraising and financial oversight

Program Requirements

  • Board Serve Central Oklahoma Program will meet in February through August from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Graduation and agency matching will be in September.
  • Participants are expected to attend all training sessions.
  • Active engagement in training sessions.
  • Graduates are expected to accept a placement on a Nonprofit Board for at least one year.

Application Guideline

  • 2020 Board Serve Information Coming Soon!



For more information, please contact:


Bridget Ramos

Volunteer Center Manager
(405) 523-3581