board connections

Nonprofit groups sent representatives to meet potential board members near the end of February at the second annual Long Beach Board Connection event put on by The Nonprofit Partnership and Leadership Long Beach. The world changed a couple of weeks later. 

Leadership Long Beach helps train people who say they want to be more involved in their community.

The Nonprofit Partnership helps nonprofits with many things, including development of the boards that often oversee them.

So, for the third year, the agencies will try to bring together community members interesting in serving on a board and nonprofits on the lookout for people who would be good board members. It's called Board Connection, and happens virtually this year on Monday, April 26.

Sponsored by the Port of Long Beach, the past two Board Connections were meet and greet receptions. Much the same is planned this year — just online, and without drinks or hors d'oeuvres.

Nonprofit representatives should register at while prospective board members register at The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. April 26, and the link will be provided after registration.

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Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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