Benefits of Being a Board Fellow

  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-life strategic and operational challenges.
  • Develop management and leadership skills through skills through experiential learning.
  • Gain experience working with seasoned professionals from the public and private sectors.
  • Develop an understanding of nonprofit governance and have an impact on the surrounding community.

Board Fellow Responsibilities

  • Attend all board meetings and serve on a board committee.
  • Attend and assist with special events as required of full board members.
  • Identify and complete a project that is related to the board’s work, adds value to the nonprofit, and utilizes their own experience and expertise.
  • Spend 5 to 10 hours per month serving on the board and completing the board-level project.
  • Maintain the same standards of confidentiality and other board members.
  • Communicate regularly with FBF staff and organization mentor regarding the progress of service and project.
  • Participate in FBF training workshops and orientation.