Board Bootcamp Leadership Program

We are seeking active, passionate Rhode Islanders who are looking for ways to serve their community and make a lasting difference by helping to shape the state’s critical nonprofit sector through board service.

On April 26 and 27, 2019, we will hold a free Board Bootcamp, designed to equip participants with the awareness, skills, and capabilities to serve on a nonprofit board. In particular, we are seeking participants who are under 35, or who identify as persons of color, or as persons with low- to moderate-income, and who have never served on a board. 
There are two options for participation – 

1. Board Bootcamp Leadership I (capacity: 30 participants)
Friday, April 26, 4-7:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Foundation

  • A training/orientation program around board governance basics. Topics covered:
    • Introduction to the Rhode Island nonprofit sector
    • Introduction to nonprofit governance
    • Panel discussion featuring current/former board members
  • Informal networking (with snacks!) to follow 
  • Program participants receive a certificate of completion and may elect to continue to the second program or choose to seek nonprofit board membership on their own.

2. Board Bootcamp Leaders II (capacity: 12 -15 participants)
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Foundation

  • Intensive all-day training program (participation in Board Bootcamp Leadership I is required).
    • Good to great governance
    • Understanding nonprofit financials
    • Board role in fund development
    • Case study/discussion around common governance challenges
  • Participants who complete Board Bootcamp Leadership II will receive:
    • Introduction to up to three nonprofits actively seeking board members
    • Professional headshot
    • Scheduled check-in sessions with workshop leaders and seasoned nonprofit board members

 If you are interested in attending Board Bootcamp Leadership I, please
If you are interested in attending Board Bootcamp Leadership II, please complete this application and return it to Jill Pfitzenmayer at  by noon on April 15. Upon review of your application, a member of our team will contact you regarding your registration. 


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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