The mission of Fisher Board Fellows is to serve our communities through partnerships with non-profit boards. Fisher Board Fellows accomplishes this by providing strategic business assistance that helps each partner board fulfill its organization’s mission, while exposing Fellows to meaningful non-profit leadership experiences that exercise and develop their business acumen.
Founded in the summer of 2004, Fisher Board Fellows (FBF) is a student-run organization at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. FBF brings together the Columbus community and the College by selecting Fisher MBA candidates and placing them on boards of area non-profits as non-voting members during their second year of the program.
Fellows, mentored by a board member and with the full support of the non-profit executive director and board chair, contribute to their non-profit organizations by attending all board and assigned committee meetings. In addition, Fellows complete a strategic, board-level project that harnesses the Fellow’s business expertise and adds long-term value to the partner organization.
FBF develops relationships that are beneficial to all parties. Fellows gain valuable experience working with non-profits and senior business leaders. Boards receive new perspectives from experienced professionals and educated analysis on topics integral to the success of their organizations.
Timeline for Fellows:
September: Recruitment of fellows; prospective fellows submit applications.
October – November: Interviews with prospective fellows; successful fellows admitted.
Januray – April: Training for fellows.
February – March: Matching process for fellows and boards.
April: Fisher Board Fellows leadership transition.
Timeline for Non-Profits:
May – November: Board Recruitment
We recruit boards year-round; the time period listed above is to ensure that boards are considered for the subsequent academic school year. To partner with Fisher Board Fellows, organizations must complete the OPR Form. Please contact Dadrien Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the OPR Form.
December – January: Board & Fellows Mid-Year Review
February – March: Board Pairing Process
April: Board & Fellows EOY Review and Transition
For more information, please contact Matthew Steinberg at email@example.com
Chair: Matthew Steinberg
Vice Chair: Dadrien Barnes
Director of Recruiting: Amit Agrawal
Director of External Relations & Marketing: Meera Butler
Director of Training & Treasurer: Matthew Nordman