The Board Fellows program enables MBA students to work directly with non-profits to understand both the issues such organizations face and the responsibility of successful business people in supporting their communities.
The Center identifies and works with interested non-profit organizations across a broad spectrum: non-profits in arts, education, and social and economic development are welcomed as potential participants.
Non-profit partners engaged in the Board Fellows program commit to working with their Board Fellow for the academic year. Partner organizations allow Fellows to attend all Board meetings as an observer, identify a Board member who serves as mentor/advisor to the Fellow, and identify a project meaningful to the Board and the organization on which the Fellow can work over the course of the program.
MBA students apply for the Board Fellows program and are selected and matched with an interested non-profit. Student Board Fellows commit to involvement for the academic year. Board Fellows attend Board meetings and to work with the Board to identify and complete a substantive project. Projects are directly related to issues, challenges or opportunities that the Board and the organization identify and are formally presented to the Board and to the organization's executive management, as well as to faculty involved in the Center.