Nonprofit Draft Day

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Nonprofit Agencies to Recruit New Board Members at Madison’s First Nonprofit Draft Day

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Nonprofit agencies in the Madison-area will get the chance to recruit new board members the same way sports teams select star athletes on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Edgewood College Predolin Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at

WHAT:  Nonprofit Draft Day is a free, one-day event that connects nonprofit agencies with prospective board member talent. The event follows a sports draft format, complete with walk-up songs and draft picks announced on stage.

WHY:  Many local nonprofit board seats remain unfilled. The less time these agencies spend recruiting for their boards, the more people they can feed, the more children they can educate, and the more families they can house or otherwise help.

HOW:  Nonprofit Scouts will showcase their agencies at the event. Free Agents or board applicants will leave a business card with each nonprofit that meets their values and goals. Scouts will meet privately to confirm their selections. Draftees will then be announced and cross the stage to their favorite walk-up song.

WHEN:  Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE:  Edgewood College, Predolin Hall, 959 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, Wis. Parking is free.

EVENT HOST:  HealthConnect.Link, a Madison-based nonprofit working to improve access to health and social services for low-income uninsured and underinsured members of our community.

VISUALS & SOUNDS:  Interviews with Kevin Dwyer, CEO of HealthConnect.Link and creator of the concept. Visuals of approximately 25 nonprofit agencies and an estimated 75 volunteers meeting and greeting and discussing their needs. Draft takes place at 10:30 a.m. with music and draft pick announcements.

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