Nonprofit Strategy and Governance
The Rustandy Center believes that nonprofits—and their boards of directors—have the potential to drive social and environmental change.
That’s why we encourage Booth alumni and students to serve on boards and gain experience in the field. Through resources, programs, and events, the center fosters connections across sectors and shares tools from research and practice to help nonprofit organizations do their best work.
Our Impact by the Numbers
Number of alumni who have joined nonprofit boards as a result of the Alumni Board Connect program200+
Number of Booth students who have participated in Board Fellows, collaborating with 150+ nonprofits since 2015450+
Number of virtual On Board participants90+
Explore Our Resources
Learn more about the people, programs, tools, and events that make the Rustandy Center a thought leader in nonprofit strategy and governance.
Nonprofit Board Toolkit
Make the most of your first 90 days on a nonprofit board of directors with these tips on getting started, maximizing your impact, and more.Nonprofit Board Toolkit
Net Impact Board Fellows Program
This program matches Chicago Booth students with nonprofits to serve as nonvoting board members.Net Impact Board Fellows Program
Chicago Alumni Board Connect
Our matching program connects Chicagoland nonprofits with Booth alumni who are looking to join a board.Chicago Alumni Board Connect
Hong Kong NGO Governance Programme
Our programme gives business professionals the chance to expand their social impact, providing access to expertise and more.Hong Kong NGO Governance Programme
Attend a Rustandy Center Event
Our events provide insights into the social sector, helping our community make the world more equitable and sustainable.Attend a Rustandy Center Event
Meet Our Executives in Residence
Learn from industry experts in the Rustandy Center’s network, who work closely with students as mentors and advisors and share insights from their experience in the social sector.
Todd Connor, ’07, Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Board Service
Todd Connor, '07, is the founder of Bunker Labs, a national entrepreneurship organization dedicated to helping the military-connected community start and grow businesses with chapters in over 40 chapters across the United States. He is the founder of The Collective Academy, a leadership development consulting firm, as well as Emerson House, a luxe retreat venue in La Porte, Indiana. He is currently CEO of Veterans for Political Innovation, an organization he co-founded to fight political polarization and advocate for more political competition and choice for voters. Todd also serves as the lead facilitator for the President George W. Bush Veteran Leadership Program in Dallas, Texas.Todd Connor, ’07, Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Board Service
Dorri McWhorter, Nonprofit Engagement
Dorri McWhorter is president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Most recently, McWhorter was CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leading the 140-year-old social service agency's expansion of digital services and helped develop an exchange-traded fund (ETF) for women’s empowerment. A winner of innovation awards and a 20-year veteran in large-scale change management consulting, McWhorter was a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP and a senior leader at Snap-on Incorporated and Booz Allen Hamilton.Dorri McWhorter, Nonprofit Engagement