Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine cited BoardAssist in an article discussing how to join a nonprofit board:
BoardAssist, which works with hundreds of nonprofits [……,] arranged a match several years ago between George Mattson, a managing director at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan, and Volunteers of America, a national human-services nonprofit. Mattson hadn’t explored board service before he got the call from BoardAssist about V.O.A., but it coincided with Mattson, in his words, “feeling successful enough to look around a bit, and wanting to help people who haven’t been as fortunate.” In addition to the good timing, V.O.A. was a good fit for Mattson, who says “it felt very much like a hands-on, working board, meaning it was a lot about trying to manage and grow a big, complex organization, and a little less about benefits, dinners, and fundraising.”
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.