The Net Impact Board Fellows program matches Chicago Booth students with nonprofit organizations to serve as nonvoting members of their boards of directors for 14 months. Students gain the experience of serving on a board while completing a project for the organization during their term.
Giving Students Firsthand Experience
Run in conjunction with the Net Impact student group, the Board Fellows program gives students firsthand experience observing boards as they tackle complex social and environmental problems. This exposure comes at a relatively early point in students’ careers, which helps them prepare for future board responsibilities.
To participate in the Net Impact Board Fellows program, you must be a current Chicago Booth student. To host a fellow, you must be a nonprofit located in the Chicago region and in good standing with the State of Illinois.
How It Works
All prospective fellows and nonprofit partners must submit an application to participate in the Board Fellows program. Students are matched in teams of two or three with nonprofits. Fellows actively engage in board meetings and also complete a strategic consulting project.
The program runs annually from Winter Quarter to Spring Quarter of the following year. To learn more about the Board Fellows program, contact Erica Phillips or read this program overview (pdf).
Applications for nonprofits and students open November 1, 2017 and close on December 12, 2017.
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Nonprofit partners with questions about the Board Fellows program can participate in an informational call on November 16 at 12:00 p.m. Register for an info call »
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