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United Way of Pioneer Valley announces upcoming OnBoard event

Springfield, MA (10/27/2021)—United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) has merged with the Springfield based nonprofit OnBoard. Continuing under the same name as a UWPV program, OnBoard will continue hosting biennial conferences to increase diversity on the boards of local and regional nonprofits, and work more closely with nonprofits to build diversity through trainings and other tools.

Leadership Pioneer Valley, which provides training and support for rising nonprofit professionals in the region, will work with UWPV to support the program.

2021 OnBoard Matching Event

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 5-7pm

Valley Venture Mentors, 276 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103

“I am excited that the OnBoard programs will continue, now, with the strength and support of the United Way. Over the years, our area non-profits and individuals looking to get involved have come to expect and look forward to the OnBoard matching events. OnBoard has facilitated many new relationships not only benefitting those participating, but also the community at large,” said Ellen Freyman, Founder of OnBoard and partner at Shatz, Schwartz, and Fentin.

“OnBoard has been a successful initiative for years, and I believe our plan to expand the popular tabling event into working with nonprofits and building diversity on an individual level will help our nonprofit sector evolve,” said Paul Mina, President & CEO, United Way of Pioneer Valley.

Registration information can be found at, and donations can be made at

About United Way of Pioneer Valley

United Way of Pioneer Valley mobilizes people and resources to strengthen our communities. We target the community’s most pressing needs and focus resources, community partnerships, and the energy of volunteers to create measurable results.
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