Junior League of New Orleans

Get on Board Nonprofit Board Training Program

Junior League of New Orleans Get on Board Non-Profit Training Program

Leaders of nonprofit organizations must maximize resources, fundraise, plan for sustainability, and strategically partner for success.  Many nonprofit organizations working hard to improve our region are facing enormous challenges and are seeking energetic, talented, and qualified leaders to help them achieve their mission. 

Started in 2008, Get on Board is a two-day workshop providing knowledge and skills to current board and staff members and those that wish to be placed on a nonprofit board at the conclusion of the training. 

In 2012, the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) awarded JLNO its Community Impact Award for Get on Board, and over 500 individuals have received Get on Board training and placement with over 70 nonprofit organizations. 

Through engaging presentations from nonprofit experts and interactive role-playing, participants learn a board member’s responsibilities and how these responsibilities relate to others within the organization.  Get on Board workshop topics include:  

  • financial policies and fiduciary duties
  • legal considerations
  • meeting and committee management
  • strategic planning
  • effective leadership development
  • fundraising

Participants will gain increased competence and confidence to develop and maintain a well-run nonprofit organization.  Upon successful completion of the course, JLNO can match participants with a local nonprofit for board of director's position or a board internship.

The next offering of Get on Board will be two consecutive Saturdays in 2015 (February 28 and March 7) from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Registration Details for Organizations and Participants: 

Nonprofit Organzations: If you are seeking potential board members who have gone through the Get on Board training, please complete the Nonprofit Organization Application.  If you would like to send your existing board members or staff through the training program,  please proceed for Additional Participant Information and the Online Registration.  

Individuals: If you are interested in registering to attend the next session of Get on Board, please proceed for Additional Participant Information and the Online Registration.  

The deadline for submitting applications as an organization and individual is January 31, 2015.