Our goal is to train, connect, and support emerging leaders and the nonprofits they wish to serve.
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
Details: Board Bootcamp
SpringBoard: for 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.
Get Connected: Nonprofit Speed Dating: for 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 the YLNI 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Emerging leaders who have not yet participated in a Get on Board program will be invited via the YLNI newsletter if space is available.
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 by Foellinger Foundation. In 2011, we partnered with YLNI to enhance and expand their existing program. After several years of success, and mutual consensus, we have since taken responsibility for the project.