Get on Board Initiative to be Shared with BoardSource in Washington, DC

We’re presenting at Board Leadership Forum!

For Immediate Release

Get on Board, a committee of the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center (PCNRC) at the Allen County Public Library, was selected to present its project for addressing emerging leader board training, recruitment and retention needs at the annual BoardSource ‘Board Leadership Forum’ conference, which will be held in Washington, D.C. October 9-10.

“The Get on Board committee is thrilled to be able to share the stories of our emerging leaders in service to nonprofits and to talk about how our programs support them,” said Lettice Haver, co-chair of Get on Board and librarian at the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center.

See Donald Gage’s story here:

“We’ll be attending the conference too, so we’ll bring home so many good ideas and principles on engaging, effective board governance,” notes Haver.

BoardSource, the only national organization focused exclusively on nonprofit governance, formally announced presentation selections for their annual conference in July. This year’s theme is Governance By Design. More than 700 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals are expected to attend.

The Get on Board presentation, “Designing Community-Level Support for Emerging Board Leaders,” will encourage other communities to consider what local resources they can connect and build upon to train, connect and support emerging leaders and the nonprofits they wish to serve.

pcnrc and foellingerAbout Get on Board

Get on Board seeks to train, connect and support emerging leaders and the nonprofits they serve. The Get on Board initiative is a project of the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center (PCNRC) at the Allen County Public Library, and is supported through a grant from the Foellinger Foundation.

The initiative was established by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) in 2008 to address growing inquiries from nonprofits seeking emerging leaders as potential board members. The PCNRC began partnering with YLNI on the project in 2011 to enhance and expand the program. Today, Get on Board exists as a program of the PCNRC, supported by an all-volunteer committee.

The Get on Board initiative has served more than 160 emerging leaders and 120 nonprofits through its programs, which include:

  • Board Bootcamp for emerging leaders
  • SpringBoard for nonprofit organizations
  • Get Connected: Nonprofit Speed Dating for emerging leaders and local nonprofits
  • Rolfsen Stewardship Lunches to introduce emerging leaders to volunteers from the Foellinger Foundation’s Rolfsen Stewardship nominees, a group of experienced board members looking for the mutual benefits of mentorship on nonprofit board work.

Upcoming Events include:

Board Bootcamp , Saturday, September 13, 9:00 a.m. and Friday, September 26, 9:00 a.m at the Main Library

Get Connected: Nonprofit Speed Dating, Thursday, October 16, 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library

For more information about Get on Board, including upcoming programs, visit https://pcnrc.org/get-on-board/.

For more information on other library services and programs, visit the website at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/.
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2 thoughts on “Get on Board Initiative to be Shared with BoardSource in Washington, DC

    • Thank you, Laura! We’ve loved being able to connect emerging leaders to nonprofits! And now we can help other communities discover how they can. Super exciting work – thanks to a great committee. A real dream job, eh?

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