Business on Board is Philadelphia’s only leadership development program that trains business professionals in nonprofit board governance and matches them with arts and culture nonprofits to serve as board members.
This year has brought unparalleled change to arts and culture community amidst a pandemic and national civil unrest. Organizations are examining their purpose, practices, and sustainability for an uncertain future. Now more than ever, the business community can play an extraordinary role in shaping the direction of the arts and culture sector.
Business on Board gathers leaders from the creative community and specialists in board development to paint a picture of the city’s arts and culture landscape and what it means to serve on a board of directors. Participants will learn best practices, such as legal and fiduciary responsibilities, fundraising, advocacy, strategic governance, and oversight. For those business leaders not yet serving on a board, the Arts and Business Council matches participants with nonprofit organizations in the region.
Interested participants and arts and culture organizations looking to recruit board members can learn more and apply here.