Business On Board
Business On Board provides training to business professionals and arts managers on nonprofit board governance issues and places business professionals on boards and committees of arts and cultural organizations.
Since 1996, training and community relations departments from throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region have relied on Business On Board to enhance their foremost employees' talents and opportunities, encourage cross-industry networking and position their companies in the cultural landscape.
As with many “Philadelphia firsts," our 5-month board training program has been replicated in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati and Phoenix.
Benefits Of involvement
- Arts managers receive individual attention in assessing board composition and board development and gain access to business professionals interested in board service.
- Business professionals have opportunities to demonstrate leadership in the community and develop professional skills while providing expertise to arts and cultural organizations.
- Together, board members and arts managers create the strong governance foundation essential to any organization's stability and long-term success.
- Since launching the program in 1996, we have trained well over 700 business executives and placed them on boards and board committees of more than 150 arts and culture organizations in the region.
When + Where
Four full-day, Friday sessions in 2016, held at Center City cultural venues:
- January 29 – WHYY
- March 4 – International House of Philadelphia
- April 8 – Historical Society of Pennsylvania
- May 6 – Independence Seaport Museum
Attendance at all four training sessions is required.
How to Apply
You can apply online. For individual participants, please be sure you have an updated resume available electronically.
- Complete the online application formto Become a Board Member.
- Complete the online application formto Train as a Current Board Member.
- Complete the online application formto Request a Board Member.
Fees include $1,500 for nonprofit organizations or $2,500 for business leaders, which includes 25 hours of classroom time, materials, breakfast and lunch on the classroom dates, ongoing coaching and board placement, and networking opportunities with other business professionals.
Many companies subsidize this fee, recognizing that Business On Board participation enhances their position in the community and provides valuable leadership and professional development opportunities for their employees.
Contact Eileen Cunniffe, Director, Governance + Consulting Services at 215.790.3621 or email@example.com.
Business On Board is presented with Producer Circle Support by:
Business On Board is supported in part by:
Business On Board Current Board Member Scholarships are also made possible through the support of the CHG Charitable Trust.