Get on Board

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
Saturday, March 8 | 9-1
Friday, March 14 | 9-1
Saturday, September 13 | 9-1
Friday, September 26 | 9-1
Follow the link above for more information


Board Bootcamp

Registration will open on this site approximately six weeks prior to the dates.
Emerging leaders can sign up for YLNI’s newsletter to be alerted to open registration.
Nonprofits wishing to send their emerging board leaders will be notified in the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center newsletter.

SpringBoardfor nonprofit board members 
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 here, or sign up for the Spring 2014 program through our newsletter.


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 your organization through structured “speed-dating” formatted networking, with informal social mingling to follow.

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

Registration will open approximately six weeks prior to the dates through this site.
Emerging leaders can sign up for the YLNI newsletter to be alerted to open registration.
Nonprofits wishing to send emerging board leaders will be notified by 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 opportunities including training opportunities to connect to nonprofits through committee work, task forces, etc.

Emerging leader participants are automatically signed up for Stay Connected.
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.
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, we have since taken responsibility for the project, working with YLNI to share the opportunity with their audience.


  1. 2014 Program Schedule | The Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center at the Allen County Public Library - February 19, 2014

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