The Board Prep Program is a 6-week intensive training program supporting young professionals who are interested in being non-profit board members - or who already serve on boards - and are seeking an education in thoughtful, engaged, and dedicated board service. The course provides an introduction to key components of board leadership, and gives students the opportunity to meaningfully connect with, and learn from, local nonprofits in the area. Board Prep also affords students the opportunity to join and network within our vibrant, diverse, and deeply engaged community of alums working hard to make Philadelphia the wonderful city that it is.
The topics of our classes are (not necessarily in this order):
- Introduction to Boards & Panel Discussion (or other similar topic)- Strategic Planning- Fundraising- Financial Management- Legal & Ethical Responsibility- Beyond Board Diversity
At our Breakfast & Graduation events, students are introduced to non-profits currently recruiting for board & committee members; this event is invaluable for both graduates looking to match with boards, as well as current board members who will find partners, collaborators, and new networks.
INTERVIEW PROCESS:This application closes on January 26th, 2018. We will be contacting you by February 7th to let you know the status of your application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be connected to alums of our program who will be interviewing you between February 8th and February 16th. Notification of acceptance will begin on February 25th.
*UPDATE AS OF 1/30/18 - the application deadline has been extended to Monday, February 5, 2018. As a result, you can expect to be contacted regarding your status on or about February 16th, if selected, interviewed between February 17th and February 25th, and notified of acceptance by March 1st.
Sessions for the fall session are:
Kick-Off & Orientation: Sunday, March 25th 1:00 - 4:00pmClasses: April 3rd - May 8th (all Tuesdays) 6:00 - 8:00pmBreakfast & Networking Event - April 12th 7:30 - 9:00amGraduation & Matching Event: Tuesday, May 15th 6:00 - 8:00pm
The Board Prep Program is an inclusive community of diverse young professionals, and we strive to make the program accessible to folks with varying financial situations.The cost of the course is $450, when covered by an employer/organization. For individuals who are paying for their own enrollment, the cost is $250. Limited scholarships are available; if you are in need of a scholarship, please send a separate email explaining your eligibility to Melissa Raffel (email below). Payment plans are also available for students who do not receive a scholarship, but need financial support to participate in the Board Prep Program.
If you have questions regarding the program or application, please contact Melissa Raffel (BPP Consultant) at firstname.lastname@example.org.