Net Impact Board Fellows

Net Impact Board Fellows

The Net Impact Board Fellows program matches Chicago Booth students with nonprofit organizations to serve as nonvoting members of their boards of directors for a seven-month term, from October through April. Students gain the experience of serving on a board while completing a project for the organization during their term.

Run in conjunction with the Net Impact student group, the Board Fellows program brings valuable business skills to nonprofits, while exposing students to nonprofit management and governance and encouraging them to pursue board service throughout their lives.

 

Get Involved

The next cycle of the Net Impact Board Fellows program, which will run from October 2021 – April 2022, will start accepting applications from students and nonprofits in late summer 2021.  

More information on Net Impact Board Fellows can be found below. To learn more, please email Prentiss Smith.

 

I'm a Booth student... 

Who can apply to Net Impact Board Fellows?

Rising full-time, second year Booth students and part-time Booth students are eligible to apply. Rising full-time, first year Booth students are also eligible, but priority will be given to rising full-time, second year and part-time students.

Why should I apply to Net Impact Board Fellows?

The Board Fellows program is designed to encourage current Booth students to pursue nonprofit board service and involvement throughout their lives. To equip them with the skills necessary to support their partner organizations, Fellows receive training and workshops on board governance, project scoping, and more. They will also receive coaching from Booth alumni and support from the Rustandy Center and Net Impact.

How can I learn more? 

More information on student involvement in the program can be found here (PDF).

 

I'm a Chicagoland nonprofit... 

Who can apply to Net Impact Board Fellows?

To host a fellow, nonprofits must be located in the Chicago region and in good standing with the state of Illinois. They must also have a formal, established governing board and capacity to provide students with the support and mentorship necessary to assimilate to the board and complete the strategic project.

Why should my nonprofit participate in Net Impact Board Fellows?

By matching nonprofits with Chicago Booth MBA students, the Board Fellows program helps to bring valuable business skills to nonprofits, while exposing students to nonprofit management and governance and encouraging them to pursue board service throughout their lives.

How can I learn more?

More information on nonprofit involvement in the program can be found here (PDF).

What are the other resources available to my organization?

There are many opportunities available to nonprofits at the Rustandy Center and across the University. Learn more (PDF).  

 

 

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