students gain nonprofit experience through Kellogg program
students need not wait until they graduate to gain experience
with nonprofit boards. In fact, this academic year a new Board
Fellows Program matched 15 of them with organizations for
which they served as non-voting members.
getting an intimate, inside look at a nonprofit board in ways
they don't normally," says Kellogg Professor Wally Scott,
who helps run the program. "Essentially they have a mentor
on that board who will look out for them and try to give them
an understanding of how that board works."
students have been accepted for the second year of this program,
which requires that they take a five-week course that introduces
them to the roles, responsibilities and obligations of board
Anne Cohn Donnelly, who teaches that course, says the Fellows
then spend the next year attending meetings, serving on committees
and possibly performing a special service or project. This
year, such projects have included setting up a junior board,
helping develop a strategic plan, helping develop programmatic
performance measures and assisting with fund raising, she
the fellowship, students also meet with faculty and one another
to compare notes and hear from speakers on subjects like legal
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