Board Engagement

For 40 years, LMR has recruited diverse leaders to develop their community leadership frameworks and abilities. We utilize our experience, networks, and relationships to recruit diverse leaders to engage in nonprofit board service. Our board engagement work is in response to our goal to continue being the source for diverse and informed leaders to expand community engagement and innovative solution-building in the Richmond region.

We play an important role in our region's governance ecosystem. We are connecting diverse individuals that are seeking nonprofit board service to agencies seeking board members through our Board Connector events. LMR offers one-on-one board concierge services for individuals and nonprofits to create connections that could lead to new board service.  Learn more about our events and programs below.

Interested in refreshing or growing your expertise in nonprofit board governance?

Click here to learn more about and register to attend our Nonprofit Board Governance Workshop series! The next session, "Seeding and Growing your Board" takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Events & Programs

Board Connector fosters increased civic engagement across all sectors and advances equity in leadership through board service. This annual event provides an opportunity for face-to-face connection between nonprofit representatives and board prospects. This event is open to the public, but registration is required. 

Board Connector

Board Concierge Services include individual consulting for individuals seeking board service opportunities and nonprofit organizations seeking prospects. This service is available to individuals and organizations in the greater Richmond region at no cost.  

Board Concierge

Contact Gena Reeder, at, for additional information or presentation requests regarding LMR's Board Engagement Program.


Why Serve on a Nonprofit Board?

  • Professional Development

    Board service is more than just an item on your resume. This mutually beneficial relationship provides opportunities for you to gain leadership experience, increase collaboration skills, and engage with the community.

  • Grow your Network

    Joining a mission-focused board affords you the opportunity to connect with leaders outside of your organization with similar areas of interest. You will make connections as a board member that benefit you in ways that your professional role may not.

  • Find Your Mission

    Actively supporting a mission that you believe in is incredibly rewarding. Consider taking the time to discover a nonprofit cause that matters to you! Board service is a contribution that goes far beyond a dollar amount, and nonprofits need passionate individuals willing to volunteer.

  • Service to the Community

    We believe strong communities are built by servant leaders who are engaged.

  • Open Conversations

    We believe that we must have a safe environment where individuals can engage in challenging dialogue and are respected and heard. Regardless of differences of opinion, our conduct must demonstrate civility and reflect our appreciation of diversity.

Board Connector


LMR’s Board Connector is a casual, open-house networking event developed to foster increased civic engagement across all sectors and advance equity in leadership through board service. This community event is open to the public. Registration is required for individuals and nonprofit participants to attend.


Nonprofit registrations have SOLD OUT; please complete a waitlist registration for your organization if interested in participating in Board Connector.

Board Concierge Services

LMR’s Board Concierge Services offers one-on-one consulting for both individuals seeking board service opportunities and nonprofit organizations seeking board members. LMR connects organizations to individuals with the experience needed at no cost to program participants, year-round.

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