Get on Board

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 600 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 2018 (January 20 & 27, 2018) from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.