Berkeley Board Fellows develops the next generation of board leaders. Social impact organizations host two MBA student Fellows as non-voting board members. Fellows build governance and leadership skills through attending board meetings, serving on a subcommittee, and completing a project that addresses a strategic need identified by the board.

Organizations in many of our local communities are especially stretched thin as they strain to provide extra help to children, youth and their families, in childcare, schools, food provision, afterschool activities and more. In response to this particularly high need, Berkeley Board Fellows this year will focus on local organizations serving children.

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David Riemer“Destiny Arts Center has enjoyed working with the Berkeley Board Fellows for over a dozen years. The Fellows have tackled numerous strategic projects, stepped in to help us evaluate our business model in times of crisis and generated new ideas to expand our thinking. One Fellow even “graduated” onto our board and became Treasurer. The program is well-run and is a tremendous way to introduce young leaders to new ways to make a difference in the world.”

-David Riemer, Board Member, Destiny Arts Center

Yuren Hsueh

“BBF was an incredible opportunity to sit on a nonprofit board and see how decisions are made at a high level. It was fascinating to be in the room where the board responded to major events, whether it was key personnel changes or the early stages of COVID-19. In addition, we were able to become more integrated with our local community and drive a strategic and impactful project.”

– Zuren Hsueh, MBA Class of 2021

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The Berkeley Board Fellows resources page provides further information on nonprofit board governance for fellows and nonprofits.


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