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2024 Nonprofit Board Matching and Placement Assistance Services Application

Thank you for applying to the Diversity Coalition SLO County's Board Matching and Placement Assistance Services

Our program aims to provide training to BIPOC professionals to be a good, effective board leader and create a pipeline of board ready candidates trained in board governance; as well as to facilitate board matching and placement assistance* for nonprofits recruiting to diversity their boards.

Application Overview

DCSLOC strives to help support your organization to strengthen and diversify its board by referring BIPOC professionals who have completed our immersive experience Board Leadership Training Program. 

Your responses to the following questions will help us develop a custom board recruitment profile. We will share your profile with our graduates seeking board placement assistance.

  • There is a one-time non-refundable placement assistance application fee of $150.
  • Directors and Officers Liability (D&O) Insurance is required by applying organization or its Fiscal Sponsor.

*Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County does not guarantee board placement. We make every effort for successful matches based on various interest areas. 


Please complete this comprehensive application.

If someone referred you, we would like to thank them!

Primary Contact Information


Organization and Board Details

DCSLOC uses this information to understand better and serve your recruitment efforts.

This is a requirement for board matching and placement assistance services. If no is selected, please return to complete the application when D&O insurance can be verified.

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Please select how best to describe the board type using the following options.

If you selected other above, please describe here

Board Matching & Placement Assistance Services

  • We use the provided information to match potential board members based on mutual compatibilities such as program interest, professional skills, and experience.
  • DCSLOC will refer qualified board trained BIPOC professionals.
  • Upon confirmed interest in a match, introductions are made between the organization and our graduates.
  • DCSLOC markets and promotes your organization and its board opportunity to BIPOC professionals in our network.
  • Invitation to private board matching mixers. 

Overview of Program Focus, Interest, and Experience/Skills

The next sections are important. Your selections will help determine the type how organizations and DCSLOC graduates are matched.

Program Focus is the organization's mission and core programming. For example, if the mission is to serve minors who have been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver, the selection may be Foster Care Services. You may select five (5).

Skills & Experience are what a board considers when looking to add a potential board member to its board. You may select five (5).

Organization's Program Focus

Select the primary areas that best represent your organization's program focus. (no more than five)

Please select five

Board Areas To Fill 

What areas/committees are you hoping to fill? (No more than two)

Please select two

Candidate Skills & Expertise

Select primary areas your organization would benefit from (no more than five)

Please select five

BIPOC Board Matching and Placement Assistance Services Agreement

Thank you for completing the comprehensive application for the Diversity Coalition of San Luis Obispo County's BIPOC Board Matching and Placement Assistance Services*. By engaging with our program, you are taking a significant step towards diversifying and strengthening your board.

Next Steps:

  1. Application Review: Our team will carefully review your comprehensive application to understand your organization's needs and preferences.

  2. Candidate Matching: Based on the information provided, we will endeavor to identify and connect you with a qualified BIPOC professional who aligns with your organization's mission and goals.

  3. Placement Process: Once a potential match is identified, we will facilitate introductions and provide support throughout the placement process.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you for your commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive board. We look forward to assisting you in this important endeavor.

*Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County does not guarantee board placement. We make every effort for successful matches based on various interest areas.

Payment Information

Please select one:
DCSLOC Check Policy

All payments submitted by check are subjected to the following policy:

  1. Please make check payable to: Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County
  2. Note on the check: Board Placement Assistance Services
  3. Please mail check to:

Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County

P.O. Box 376

Arroyo Grande, CA 93421

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