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News & Updates

BoardAssist Executive Director named a Global Women’s Champion

Africa.com shared the news that Cynthia Remec, Executive Director of BoardAssist, will be honored as a Global Women’s Champion by the Global Connections for Women Foundation at the Harvard Club of New York. Fellow honorees include a Nobel Peace Laureate, …

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BoardAssist Executive Director sits down with Bloomberg Radio’s Kevin Price

BoardAssist Executive Director Cynthia Remec sits down with Bloomberg Radio’s Kevin Price to discuss the state of the nonprofit community and how serving on a nonprofit board is a terrific way to support this community.   To hear the full interview, …

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CBS 880 Radio features BoardAssist in a March 12, 2013 news item

There’s so much interest in serving on boards of directors of nonprofit groups, BoardAssist now matches directors with nonprofits.…

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BoardAssist featured in a March 8, 2013 Wall Street Journal article on nonprofit board service

Nationwide, the financial commitment [for board service] averages between $5000 and $10,000 annually, says Cynthia Remec, Executive Director of BoardAssist, a New York nonprofits that matches potentials directors to nonprofits. ….An estimated 1.8 million nonprofit board seats turn over annually, …

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The Wharton Alumni Club of New York Magazine featured BoardAssist in a Winter 2012 article about nonprofit board service:

Earlier this year, the Career Development Division invited Cynthia Remec to lead a program on the subject [of nonprofit board service.]  She is the Founder and Executive Director of BoardAssist, a New York nonprofit board matching service that works …

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Bessemer Trust quoted BoardAssist in an article on nonprofit board service in Volume V of their 2012 newsletter:

Executive Director Cynthia Remec of BoardAssist, a nonprofit organization in New York City that matches prospective board members with organizations, finds that the most important role these potential board members play is one of leadership.  “We find that most of …

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Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine cited BoardAssist in an article discussing how to join a nonprofit board:

Organizations like BoardAssist can help mediate between charities looking for a board member and potential candidates, many of whom have little time to spend vetting multiple boards, but are also loathe to waste time later on boards that don’t fit with their charitable goals and philosophies.

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Absolute Return Magazine featured BoardAssist in a July 2007 article about hedge fund philanthropy:

There are lots of opportunities, beyond simply writing a check, for hedge fund executives to get involved in philanthropy. Serving on a nonprofit's board of directors is an obvious path to engagement, but it's a path that may be difficult to follow without help.

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The Financial Times featured BoardAssist in a July 2007 article on joining nonprofit boards:

There’s a misconception about an organization’s prestige versus the amount necessary to join the board,” says Cynthia Remec, executive director of BoardAssist. “Some of the most prestigious organizations require only $1,000, while a lot of the smaller boards have larger

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The Deal profiled Cynthia Remec’s board matching work in a December 2002 article on New Yorkers making a difference in the nonprofit community.

The following is an excerpt from the same and describes how Ms. Remec works to make it easier for committed New Yorkers to find nonprofit board spots:

“We take the whole cloak-and-dagger double secret out of the board process. I

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