From the C-suite to the nonprofit board room, complex social and environmental problems will only be solved by intentional, connected leaders working with advanced knowledge and tools. The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation’s On Board conference ensures that nonprofit leaders and their boards are equipped with the knowledge and connections to do their best work.
On Board: In Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, and
Too many organizations that are focused on solving social and environmental problems lack resources and talent. Meanwhile, those working in the for-profit sector often seek meaningful opportunities to give back. The Rustandy Center’s On Board conferences—in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco—bring both sides together for a day of learning and connecting.
On Board in Chicago
March 8, 2019
On Board in Hong Kong
The On Board conference in Hong Kong is offered through The Hong Kong Jockey Programme on Social Innovation.
March 28, 2019
On Board in New York
On Board in San Francisco
February 21, 2019
On Board Ambassadors Program
Don't live in Chicago, New York, or San Francisco? The On Board Ambassadors Program offers Booth alumni from other areas a free ticket to attend On Board. For application information, contact RustandyCenter@chicagobooth.edu.
“Whether yours is a small startup or an established organization, On Board will help you energize and recruit for your board and make new connections within the nonprofit community.”
—Wendy Irwin, Founder, Yellow Tractor; Cofounder, The Yellow Tractor Project
“On Board is a great networking opportunity that brings people with varied interests and talents into one space for an evening of learning.”
—Kelly Lambrinatos, Current Booth Student, Cofounder and Executive Director, Vocel
“On Board is a wonderful event that attracts a community of ambitious, like-minded people who share the same values for meaningful impact.”
—Debra Michaels, Current Booth Student, Development Manager, Chicago Run
On Board by the Numbers
Number of people who attended the 2017 On Board conference in Chicago
Number of nonprofits represented at the 2017 On Board conference in Chicago
Year the first On Board conference took place in New York
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