The Fellowship

Berkeley Board Fellows is a seven-month program matching Berkeley graduate students with local nonprofit boards to cultivate future leaders. By serving as a non-voting member, fellows have the chance to immerse themselves in governance, commit to board activities, and undertake strategic projects, fostering mutual growth to develop the next generation of board leaders

The Program

Student Testimonials

Maria Tourtchaninova

Berkeley Board Fellow 2017-2018

Berkeley Board Fellows demystified the workings of an NGO board and also provided a great example of a high functioning board which I still reference. The strong mentorship I received allowed me to grow as a professional and is a relationship I continue to uphold today. The project I undertook was challenging and as I later learned, was one of the reasons I was able to secure the next step in my career post graduation.

Diana Garcia

Berkeley Board Fellow 2012-2013

Working with Tandem has been an incredible experience to learn how a nonprofit board and a leadership team make decisions in partnership to advance organizational impact. Throughout my experience, I supported strategic decision-making that was inclusive, responsive, and centered Bay Area communities. I am excited to continue working alongside Tandem as a committee member to address the changing and emerging needs of families.