Training for Individuals

Our Business on Board (BOB) training is for individuals looking to build on core leadership skills and expand on professional development opportunities while using their talent to help organizations in need.

BOB is a series of informative sessions presented in a one-day or multiple-day format. The program focuses on primary aspects of board stewardship including:

  • Philanthropy, its history and future
  • Board governance and dynamics
  • Legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Fund raising and development strategies
  • Marketing and promotion the organization
  • Strategic planning for long term growth and stability.

Our speakers are experts in their fields and deliver engaging, interesting sessions whether you are new to board service or a seasoned board member. Those participants who attend the program and are currently serving on a board find the sessions elevate their knowledge. For those who are ready to begin board service, we work with you to help place you on a board of directors based on your interests and skills.

Though our BOB program, we have trained and placed over 350 business executives on not for profit boards in the greater Boston area. Survey results from over 200 participants highly rate the program and have recommended the training to their colleagues.

Many individuals and business professionals serve on the boards of or volunteer with hundreds of Boston-area not for profit organizations, and many more organizations are in need of your services. Business skills, enthusiasm, resources, and the desire to make a positive difference can have a huge impact on any not for profit organization.

Program Details:

Participants: 15-30 business professionals

Sessions: 7-hour day with lunch provided

Fee: $275 paid by the individual or corporation. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

For more information on BOB please contact:

Jim Grace
Executive Director
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
617-350-7600 x 7010

"We are proud to offer this professional development opportunity to our employees. This is the best program available and is a must have for any company that believes in and invests in corporate citizenship training."

- Regina McNally, Global Volunteer Program Manager State Street Corporation