Many business schools, in particular in the US, have or are adding Board Fellow programmes, which are student initiated and student-led experiential learning programmes. Each student fellow is matched with a local non profit board of directors for 14 months. The fellow serves as a non-voting board member, actively contributing to the board’s work in a mutually agreed upon way that advances the work of the board. Each fellow is also assigned a mentor from the organization’s board of directors who helps with the on boarding process and provides on-going guidance and insight into the workings of the board. Students involved in the programmes also are often required to complete a series of electives on campus around non-profit board governance. Click here for a series of articles on how to engage students in Board Fellows Programmes and the experiences of setting up these programmes or visit Net Impact Board Fellows.