On Board 2017

The 2017 On Board conference on nonprofit board service brought together business leaders, Booth students and alumni, and nonprofit executive directors and board presidents to network and discuss best practices in nonprofit board service.

Hosted by Chicago Booth's Social Enterprise Initiative, On Board is organized to speak to varying levels of professional expertise and present solutions and best practices for issues common among nonprofit organizations and their associated boards of directors.

At the 2017 On Board conference, we brought back immensely popular sessions on topics including: identifying right-fit board opportunities, building a strong nonprofit brand, and shoring up strategic and financial processes.

On Board 2017 highlights:

  • Office Hours, which give nonprofit representatives the opportunity to schedule free 15-minute consultations with accountant Desmond & Ahern and law firm Quarles & Brady.

  • Booth in the Boardroom sessions, during which Booth professors share insights into how research and other academic tools can be applied in the nonprofit sector. Topics to be covered include how marketing can better inform fundraising and what motivates volunteers to enlist in a cause.

  • A bigger and better Nonprofit Networking Fair at which nonprofits and attendees can connect to share open board opportunities and other ways to engage.


Doing Good is Serious Business

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is the destination for people committed to helping solve complex social and environmental problems. As Chicago Booth's social impact hub, we build on the school's grounding in business fundamentals with experiential learning and research-based insights. Then, through programs, including the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge and training for nonprofit board members, we equip our community with the knowledge and tools to positively impact humanity.

© 2017 Chicago Booth: Rustandy center for Social sector innovation