Course Details

Board Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (Board Fellows)
Previously Known as KPPI-453-5
0.5 CR
The Board Fellows program is designed to prepare students for nonprofit board service and civic leadership through a combination of academic coursework, nonprofit board service, and fellowship. The depth of this experiential learning opportunity is unique among business schools. Its purpose is to arm you with foundational knowledge that will further your understanding of how nonprofits are governed, accelerate the impact of your board service, and ultimately prepare you to become a more effective, socially conscious, and civically engaged leader after graduation. Students must apply in the Fall of their first year to become a Board Fellow. Once selected, they will be automatically enrolled in the two required courses: SSIM 453-5 in the first year, SSIM 471 in the second year. In SSIM 453-5, students become fluent with the terminology, procedures, and basic operations of nonprofits and board governance. They study the role of a nonprofit board, the responsibilities of a board member, the critical elements of a high-functioning nonprofit, and how to contribute effectively in nonprofit board meetings. During these five weeks, each fellow is matched with a nonprofit partner. The fellow will serve on the board of their nonprofit for the following 15 months. Along the way, each fellow receives 1:1 coaching from the Professor.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Pathway
Social Impact Pathway- Nonprofit
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: KPPI-453-5