The Board Fellows program places NIB members on non-profit boards for a year-long fellowship. Application periods occur once a year (Spring) and currently, we are looking to place select applicants from September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020.
For more information about the program, please visit https://netimpactboston.org.
***PLEASE NOTE: Board Fellows is a competitive program. Due to the volume of applications received every semester and the nature of the matching process, a match is NOT guaranteed. If you do not receive a fellowship, we strongly encourage you to apply in future matching cycles as the type of project and host organizations will change.***
Board Fellows are asked to commit 10-15 hours/month to attending meetings and working on assigned projects.
Host nonprofits typically develop one or more specific board-level project(s) for Fellows to lead and/or participate in throughout the year. For example, a Board Fellow could be asked to play a major role in preparing a strategic plan that will help analyze an organization's program offerings, or help develop a strategy aimed at increasing board participation, or develop marketing and communications materials.
Board Fellow applications are evaluated on experience (work/volunteering), skills and expertise, and areas of interest using the following selection process:
1. Once applications have been received and reviewed, applicants are matched with nonprofits. 2. Once the initial ranking process has been completed, Net Impact facilitates the matching process and works with each side to ensure a strong fit and successful partnership.
The goal of the Board Fellows Program is to find a “best fit” match of volunteer candidates whose experience, interest, and skills fit within an organization’s mission and needs. Net Impact Boston strives to make high quality, mutually beneficial matches based on complementary skills, interests, and needs.