Get on Board

Our goal is to train, connect, and support emerging leaders and the nonprofits they wish to serve.



Board Bootcamp

Board Bootcamp: for emerging leaders and new nonprofit board members
Emerging leaders and new nonprofit board members are invited to Board Bootcamp, led by Mike Stone from Impact Strategies, Inc.

2014 Board Bootcamp dates

Saturday, March 8 | 9-1
Friday, March 14 | 9-1
Saturday, September 13 | 9-1
Friday, September 26 | 9-1

Details: Board Bootcamp

SpringBoardfor nonprofit board members 
Spring programs with information in five subject areas to help your board recruit, retain, and engage a new generation of board members. Learn about the Life Cycle of a Nonprofit, Founder’s Syndrome, and Board Recruitment and Engagement practices.

Nonprofit board members can view past SpringBoard materials
2015 SpringBoard programs TBA
Contact us for a private SpringBoard consultation


Get Connected

Get Connected

Get Connected: Nonprofit Speed Datingfor emerging leaders and nonprofit board members

Nonprofit board members start conversations with emerging leaders who want to serve an organization through structured “speed-dating” formatted networking, with informal mingling to follow.

2014 Get Connected Dates
Thursday, April 17 | 5:30 – 8:00
Thursday, October 16 | 5:30-8:00
Get more information about Get Connected: Nonprofit Speed Dating

Registration will open at least six weeks prior to the event through this site.
Emerging leaders can sign up for YLNI’s newsletter to be alerted to open registration.
Nonprofits board leaders will be notified in our newsletter.

Nonprofit PSA Videos
Nonprofits can share their mission with emerging leaders online through video with the help of Access Fort Wayne (AFW).

See video PSA’s created by AFW in the Nonprofit PSA library
Make a video PSA: Make a Free Nonprofit PSA

Stay Connected: for emerging leader participants
A periodic e-newsletter to emerging leaders who have participated in the project, announces local board development workshops and opportunities to connect to nonprofits through committee work, task forces, etc.

Emerging leader participants are automatically signed up for Stay Connected, but can opt out.
Nonprofits can share nonprofit committee or task force opportunities via email by emailing


Rolfsen Stewardship Lunches: for Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Award nominees and emerging leaders:
A number of Rolfsen Stewardship nominees have volunteered their support through mutual mentorship to emerging board leaders.

Nominees and participating emerging leaders participants will be invited by email.

Additionally, a packet of Rolfsen Stewardship Nominee profiles is made available to emerging leader participants. The nominees profiled want to share their governance experiences with emerging leaders in subjects like, “Finding your voice in the boardroom,” “Making an impact without a checkbook,” etc.

Get on Board is a project of the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center with grant support provided by Foellinger Foundation.

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