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 single day workshop providing knowledge and skills to current board members, non-profit staff or those wishing to serve on a non-profit board.

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.

Get on Board Saturday, February 5, 2022.

Click here for more information on our 2022 event.

Individual tickets will cost $150, and sponsor opportunities start at $500. Please reach out to our co-chairs, Leslie James and Shannon Nunez,, for more information.

Get on Board 2022 is an in-person event and will be held at the Auditorium on the Ochsner Baptist campus. Attendees will receive breakfast, lunch and the ability to interact and create relationships with presenters, sponsors and other attendees. JLNO follows all city regulations and mandates to ensure the safety of our guests. Attendees will need to show a vaccine card or negative test and also wear a mask, since we will be on Ochsner’s campus.

If you’re a nonprofit looking to fill seats on your board in 2022, please click here.

The schedule for the 2022 event can be found here.

A list of speakers and bios for the 2022 event can be found here.


All attendees will walk away from the training with access to digital copies of each session, giving them the tools to serve on a non-profit board knowledgeably and effectively, and making them an asset to the organization they choose to serve.


For sponsorship opportunities, please click here or email!


Thank you to our generous 2022 sponsors!