Berkeley Board Fellows 2012 Program Info-Students


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Berkeley Board Fellows places grad students as members of nonprofit boards of directors for one academic year. It is the largest Board Fellows program in the country, and is co-sponsored by Haas Net Impact student group. Visit

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Berkeley Board Fellows 2012 Program Info-Students

  1. 1. Governance for Social Impact
  2. 2. Board Fellows Leadership The Center inspires the next generation of leaders to create and seize opportunities to achieve social impact across sectors.  Alison Brock, MBA ‘13, and Ariel Dekovic, EWMBA ‘13, VPs of Nonprofit Leadership, Net Impact Nora Silver, Director and Adjunct Professor Andrik Cardenas, Director of Operations
  3. 3. Impact  More than 90 Haas MBAs, Goldman MPP, MPH, and Boalt students matched with local nonprofit boards  Work at the highest level of an organization with dynamic and experienced board members  Gain an understanding of the intersection of the business and nonprofit sector  Learn to lead in any organization  Attain valuable governance skills  Make an impact on your local community
  4. 4. Program Growth and Quality Board satisfaction100 90 90 80 66 68 70 56 55 59 60 49 50 40 30 20 8 10 10 0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 # Fellows
  5. 5. Key Program Components Board Service • Fellow actively participates as a non-voting board member Board Committee Participation • Fellow serves on a board committee or task force, usually based on the content of the project Board-Level Project • Fellow completes a project on a critical board need (working in pairs when matched)
  6. 6. New Project Coaches and Resources  Fellows will be paired whenever possible  2 Fellows will deliver 1 project  Offer peer support and knowledge  Fellows will be provided with specific resources for their project (articles, frameworks, etc.)  Fellows are assigned to a coach based on industry (see handout/website)  Fellows will be given access to online, subscription-based resources  BoardSource  Chronicle of Philanthropy  Nonprofit Quarterly  Nonprofit Times
  7. 7. Program Year Kick-off Midyear Midyear On-going Program event & Fellows NP Training Check-ins Finale training Training (Feb 1) (Jan-May) (May 3) (Oct 24) (Nov 27) Attendance at board meetings  October 24th Kick-off (3pm-5pm, Bancroft Hotel)  Nonprofit Boards Course: MBA 292B-11: Saturday, 10/13 & 12/1; 9AM-5PM (OPTIONAL)  Mandatory Midterm Training November 27th (3-5pm, WFR)  Program Finale Friday, May 3rd (12-2 pm, WFR)  Monthly email check-ins and resources
  8. 8. Industries and Organizations 2012-13Arts & Culture Education Human ServicesAurora Theatre Company Bay Area Leadership Foundation Berkeley Food & Housing ProjectOakland Museum of California Berkeley Public Education Foundation Hemophilia Fdn of NoCalRoot Division Brighter Beginnings Itn’l Institute of the Bay AreaSF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band Community Alliance for Learning Jewish Family & Childrens ServicesTheatre Bay Area Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley Larkin Street Youth Services Lafayette Library & Learning Center Rubicon ProgramsChildren & Youth No. Oakland Community Charter School Society of St. Vincent de Paul, AlamedaBuchanan YMCA STAND! For Families Free of ViolenceChildren’s Council of San Francisco EnvironmentCOLAGE Angel Island Conservancy International DevelopmentDestiny Arts Center Audubon Canyon Ranch EMERGENCY USA-Life Support forGirls Inc. of the Island City Friends of the Urban Forest Civilian Victims of War and PovertyJCC of the East Bay Sonoma County Regional Parks Fdn International Development ExchangeSouth of Market Child Care Inc.YMCA of San Francisco Healthcare Misc.Youth Spirit Artworks Berkeley Youth LIving with Disabilities The Marin Humane Society LifeLong Medical Care Center for Volunteer & NP LeadershipEconomic Development Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific Rebuilding Together San FranciscoSunset Neighborhood Beacon Center Clinic by the BayCommunity Housing Dev. Corp.San Francisco Heritage Foundation Social JusticeThe Stride Center Anti-Defamation LeagueTenderloin Neighborhood Dev. Corp Center for Digital Storytelling Lotus Bloom Child & Family Center
  9. 9. Past Projects This was a tremendously MARKETING valuable experience for • Brand audit our board. Our Fellow • Market research provided much needed • Analysis of the FINANCE research and analysis of organization’s • Financial analysis of our situation to jumpstart value to clients underperforming programs us and helped to move us • Financial sustainability model to in the right direction. We OTHER determine fundraising needs really benefitted from an • Program evaluation • Financial reporting development outside expert. • Implementation plan for an alumni association — Seewan Eng • New online fundraising tool Former Board Chair STRATEGY Leadership High School • Progress reporting tools to • Strategic plan for leveraging social inform the board on a major networking technology organizational overhaul • Feasibility study of a new service • Development plan for recruiting next generation board members
  10. 10. Board Fellow Panel • Aaron Perez – Jewish Community Center of the East Bay • Katie DeWitt – EarthTeam
  11. 11. Application Process • Friday, September 14th Applications due by 5:00 pm! • Friday, September 21st Students notification about placement • Friday, September 28th Matches finalized • To apply: – fill out application at: AND – email resume to
  12. 12. Center for Nonprofit and PublicLeadership Apply Today