Board Prep


YIP’s Board Prep Program is a comprehensive training program for young professionals interested in serving on nonprofit boards.

The program teaches participants how to leverage their leadership skills more effectively and become successful board members through content-rich classes (overview of board landscapes, strategic planning, legal & ethical responsibility, fundraising, and financial management.

Applications for the Fall 2017 cohort are now closed.

Stay tuned for Spring 2018 cohort applications – available in the fall! 


Click here to download the Board Prep Program Overview.

Impact: Now in its eighth year, over 250 participants went through the program and more than 60 organizations have participated in the case study and board matching process.

Partnership: If your organization is seeking younger Philadelphians to serve on your boards, we invite you to sign up as a Board Prep partner organization, by being a case study or matching event partner.

Matching Event Partner: If you would like to recruit new board members join us at this networking mixer to meet the graduates of the Board Prep class.

Admittance to the Board Prep Program is extremely competitive; well under half of applicants are admitted due to huge demand and limited class sizes. If you aren’t accepted after your first application, don’t give up! We reward persistence in our admission decisions. The course fee is $450 if your employer covers the tuition, and $250 if the individual pays. YIP offers limited, need-based scholarships and payment plans for accepted students.