Regional Advisory Councils
When local leaders work together to build nonprofit governance in their communities, amazing things happen.
Strong and vibrant nonprofit leadership starts with the community.
BoardStrong applies a unique model to support better nonprofit governance practices. We work to build hardworking coalitions of regional funders, United Ways, chambers of commerce, higher education, and businesses who collaborate to foster a vibrant board recruitment culture in their communities. Often times, these organizations are already working on their own board recruitment initiatives – we just bring them together and use the BoardStrong platform as a way to unify their efforts and measure their progress on a local and regional scale.
We believe that everyone has a role to play in supporting the wellbeing of our cities and neighborhoods. Nonprofit board service is an amazing way for community members to give their time, talent and resources to support the greater good. Citizens often aren’t aware of board leadership opportunities, or if they are, don’t see themselves as “board material.” However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The more our community leaders raise awareness of the importance, and benefits, of board service, the more talented, dedicated and diverse candidates we will see lining up to dedicate their time and energy to a cause they believe in.
We are incredibly grateful to our Regional Advisory Councils for their continued support of our online board matching platform.
Western New York
Althea E. Luehrsen, Chair
CEO, Leadership Buffalo
Executive Director, Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
University at Buffalo School of Management
Learning & Development Consultant, Rich Products
Public Relations & Media Relations
Communications Content Manager
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
CPA, CFE, Adjunct Faculty/Consultant
President, Niagara River Region
Say Yes Buffalo
The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.
Karen Lee Spaulding
Vice President of Philanthropic Support
The John R. Oishei Foundation
Executive Director, Arts Services Initiative of WNY
Assistant Vice President, M&T Bank
President & CEO, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
President & CEO, Leadership Niagara
Director of the WNY Nonprofit Support Group
Central New York
Nancy Eaton, Chair
President, United Way of Central New York, Inc.
President & CEO, CenterState
President & Ceo, Central New York Community Foundation
VP, Central New York Community Foundation
President, John Ben Snow Foundation
Trustee, Dorothy & Marshall M. Reisman Foundation
Executive Director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation
Executive Director, Leadership Greater Syracuse
VP of HR & Communications, SRC
Executive Director, United Way of Cayuga County
Education and Resource Coordinator, Leadership Cayuga
Executive Director, United Way of Madison County
Executive Director, United Way of Oswego County
Executive Director, United Way of Cortland