Learn how to be a productive and effective nonprofit board member. Enroll in our On Board! training program. It empowers current and aspiring nonprofit board members and executives.

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On Board! is a resource for:

  • Current and future nonprofit board members
  • Nonprofit executives
  • Companies that encourage volunteerism and board participation


Participants will come away with an overview of:

  • The landscape of nonprofit boards today
  • Key trends affecting nonprofits and their leaders
  • Integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging into the mission, composition, and work of the organization and board
  • Core functions and responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • Case studies of nonprofit boards
  • Resources for further learning


Prospective nonprofit board members will be able to connect with Volunteer Arlington nonprofit partners.

Program cost

$150 per person


Limited, needs-based scholarships are available to participate in On Board!

In evaluating scholarship requests, the Leadership Center for Excellence assesses historical and current volunteer experience, professional background, and motivations for completing the training. Apply for a scholarship.

We offer On Board training twice a year. Stay tuned for upcoming dates.

Seats for ON BOARD! are limited and expected to sell out. All registrations and payments are final and non-refundable. Registrations may not be transferred to future events.