Boardmatch Ireland is the National Corporate Governance Charity in Ireland. We work to improve governance in the not-for-profit sector by strengthening boards and management committees.
We do this by providing services and support to not for profits and charities to help them improve and strengthen their board composition.
Our model is to provide boards with the right composition of experts from the voluntary sector and dynamic people from the commercial sector which contributes to a well governed sector.  We believe the right balance of skilled voluntary directors provides a charity with the necessary skills to respond to changes, meet the challenges of the sector and to achieve their strategic objectives.

Boardmatch does this primarily through:

  • A FREE online matching service matching professionals from the corporate/public sectors to not-for-profit boards.
  • A bespoke Board Search service for not-for-profit organisations.
  • A range of training and consultancy services to the not-for-profit sector on Good Governance practice.
  • Developing and providing training packages and other supports for boards and board members.
  • Providing advice, support and guidance on Governance.

Our core objective is building the governance capacity of not-for-profit boards. We have over 1,500 not-for-profits using our services and have placed over 2,100 candidates onto not-for-profit boards.

Boardmatch Ireland has come about as a response by interested people from the voluntary and corporate sectors to address the skills needs on the governing bodies of not-for-profit organisations. A model for the process of matching skills sets often found in the corporate world to the boards of not-for-profits had been successfully implemented in Canada. Boardmatch Ireland was established to bring this concept to Ireland.
Core Value: Sustainable and transparent improved corporate Governance of the not-for-profit sector in Ireland

Mission:  To facilitate the improvement of Governance in the not-for- profit sector

To support the Governance needs of the not-for-profit sector through web based facilities

To facilitate the matching of skilled professional people with the Governance needs of not-for-profit boards in Ireland

Vision:  A not-for-profit sector that is well led, well governed and open to learning

Boardmatch Ireland is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland (company number 400151).

Boardmatch Ireland is also a registered charity (CHY number 16398).

It is Boardmatch Ireland’s policy to promote openness and transparency.

Boardmatch Ireland is currently funded by:

  • funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development  (25% of total income)
  • revenue from the provision of matching services, training, and consultancy to both the commercial and voluntary sector (75% of total income)

Boardmatch are compliant with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations.

We have also adopted the use of Charities SORP (FRS102) in our financial statements.

Click here to see our latest Annual Reports:

Boardmatch Financial Report 2017

Boardmatch Financial Report 2016

Boardmatch Financial Report 2015



Once an individual candidate or not-for-profit organisation registers on our Free Matching website, they fall under the terms and conditions of said website. Both candidates and organisations have the ability and right to notify Boardmatch at any time, by phone (01-6715005) or email (info@boardmatchireland.ie), should they wish to have their profile deleted from the Boardmatch database. By registering with Boardmatch Ireland, the user consents to receive information from Boardmatch with regards to the management of their account, and the services Boardmatch offers to assist candidates and organisations with good governance, i.e. our board training and review service. Boardmatch will not contact any website users about anything other than relevant information about boards and voluntary directorships.

Boardmatch has the right to remove candidates’ information from the website if they are no longer active on the service. If a candidate has not logged in to the Boardmatch platform in 12 months or more, Boardmatch will deactivate the candidate’s profile. If a candidate has not logged in to the Boardmatch platform in in 24 months or more, for data accuracy reasons, Boardmatch will delete the candidate’s details from the website. Boardmatch will keep a record of the date of all data changes and deletions from the database.

Boardmatch also has the right to remove board vacancies from the website if we deem the information to be no longer accurate or the organisation ceases communication.

To ensure accuracy and consistency of information, if you wish to DELETE your Boardmatch Profile, please contact the Boardmatch Ireland team at info@boardmatchireland.ie. If you wish to change your login details, please contact the Boardmatch Ireland team.

Should an individual wish to submit a Subject Access Request, they can do so in writing by post or email. 

For further information on our Governance, GDPR, Policies & Procedures, please visit contact the Boardmatch Ireland team at info@boardmatchireland.ie.