Chicago Booth

On Board

Conference on Nonprofit Board Service
Hosted by the Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative

On Board, the Social Enterprise Initiative’s nonprofit board service conference, brings together students, alumni, and nonprofit executive directors and board presidents to discuss key trends and best practices in nonprofit board service.

The On Board conference is organized to highlight three levels of professional expertise. You may attend any session you choose, regardless of experience. Each track offers facts, analytical tools, and insights about board service.

Introduction to Board Service: Learn how nonprofit board service can help you build your resume and hone your skills in a leadership role at a nonprofit. Get ideas about how to make an impact in the social sector. Attend this track if you are not currently on a nonprofit board or if you are just getting started in a board service role.

Best Practices for Board Members: Find out how to make an impact in the social sector by incorporating the sector’s best practices while lending your professional skills to a nonprofit board. Attend this track if you are currently on a nonprofit board and want to increase your effectiveness in your role.

Nonprofit Board Management
: Designed for seasoned board managers (e.g., executive directors, board presidents/chairs, etc.), this track will connect you with top-quality candidates and facilitate deep connections with your peers.

If you would like more information on the upcoming board service conference at the Social Enterprise Initiative, please email

Understanding social sector dynamics. Educating leaders. Supporting social impact.

The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business supports the aspirations of students and alumni to impact societal issues and furthers research on how institutions help solve social problems. Through ongoing curricular development, alumni and student programming, and support of faculty pursuits, SEI builds on Chicago Booth's commitment to rigorous analysis and its discipline-based approach to understanding organizations, markets, and policy.

© 2014 Chicago Booth: Social Enterprise Initiative