Upcoming Seminars

Get On Board! One-Day Board Service Bootcamp

October 30, 2015
9:30am - 3:30pm
Cooley LLP, 500 Boylston Street, Boston 

$275.00  (includes lunch)


Business professionals like you serve on the boards of hundreds of Boston-area nonprofit organizations, and many more boards are in need of your services. Business skills, enthusiasm and the desire to make a positive difference can have a huge impact on any nonprofit organization.

Get On Board, a one-day bootcamp led by Jim Grace and Liam Abramson, prepares business professionals like you for the rewarding experience of volunteerism, nonprofit leadership, and board participation. You'll learn about the different types and structures of boards, as well as the roles, responsibilities, and legal obligations of nonprofit board members. This bootcamp will also provide you with tools to find the organization that is a best fit for your skills and passions.

This fun and interactive seminar covers:

  • Board types and structures
  • Effective board governance
  • Group dynamics and decision making
  • Legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Fund raising, marketing and strategic planning
  • Finding the board for you

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interesting in serving on a board, whether now or in the future
  • Current board members
  • Executives of newly incorporated nonprofits
  • Business professionals of any age and level of experience who are passionate about nonprofit causes
  • Human resource professionals or training managers considering board training for their company's executives

Questions? email or call D'lynne Plummer, Director of Professional Development, atdlynne@artsandbusinesscouncil.org; 617.350.7600 x 7012

Participating Boston-area companies and institutions have included Bank of America, Boston College Carroll School of Management, Citizens Bank, State Street Corporation, Forrester Research, Fidelity Investments, The Boston Globe, Investors Bank and Trust Company, Tufts Health Plan, Staples, Goodwin Procter, Mintz Levin and many others.


Get On Board is part of our Business on Board program, which provides professional development training and resources for businesses and professionals, focusing on corporate citizenship and board development services for arts organizations. Whether you are looking to serve on a not-for-profit board or looking to use business skills in a volunteering capacity, our programs provide an opportunity to enhance leadership knowledge, creative thinking, group decision-making, and networking opportunities with people that share your interests. We work with not-for-profit organizations that are looking to expand their board with new members who have graduated from Business on Board training. We also offer consulting services for not for profit organizations looking to strengthen their organization through seminars, matching organizations with business volunteers, and training for board best practices.