We are excited to announce that the Rhode Island Foundation will again host Board Boot Camp.

This free training program is for 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. Entirely virtual, Board Boot Camp is designed to equip participants with the awareness, skills, and capabilities to serve on a nonprofit board.

Ideal candidates for this program are:

  • Those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, or Asian; OR
  • Those who are under the age 35; OR
  • Those who are experiencing low- to moderate-income.

Candidates must have no prior board service experience.

This year’s program will be held over a three week period, with learning and networking sessions two times per week. Participants must complete a brief application and be able to attend each session. All sessions will be held as Zoom meetings from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

October 6: Introduction and overview of the Rhode Island nonprofit sector

October 8: Board service introduction

October 13: Understanding nonprofit finances

October 15: Board fundraising essentials

October 20: Panel discussion with previous Board Boot Camp participants

October 22: Case studies: real-life board challenges

Participants who complete Board Bootcamp will receive an introduction to up to three (3) nonprofits actively seeking board members.

Those interested can register by completing the Board Boot Camp Participant Survey by October 1.