Get involved through board service

Get On Board


Get on Board 2023, presented by AES Indiana, will feature three virtual workshops (Tuesdays, June 6-20 at noon) and an in-person event at Newfields on June 27.  Last year, GOB drew nearly 90 non-profit organizations seeking board/volunteer talent. The event was attended by more than 500 individuals seeking to become more engaged in their community through board service.

If you are looking for board membership opportunities or ways to get involved through volunteerism right now, please check out our Get on Board 2022 Non Profit Guide. 

Exhibitor applications are now open for GOB 2023! Click here to apply.

Questions about Get on Board? Contact Beth Perdue Outland at



Tuesday, June 6 – Know Your Why

There are many pressing community issues and organizations in need of committed volunteer leaders. It can be difficult figuring out how to get involved, where to get involved, and how to best utilize your skills. One important step is figuring out your Why – the thing that motivates you and gives a sense of purpose to your community engagement.

In this interactive workshop, you will:

·       Conduct an inventory of your personal values, skills, and passions

·       Reflect on the impact you want to make in the community

·       Begin developing a plan for putting your Why into action



Tuesday, June 13 – Board Basics

Nonprofit boards can be a little intimidating if you’ve never served on one before. During this interactive workshop we’ll talk through some board basics to help you better understand what is expected of board members and what board members should expect of the organizations they serve.

In this interactive workshop you will:

·       Learn about different kind of nonprofit boards

·       Learn about the responsibilities and expectations of board members

·       Learn questions you should ask before joining a board



Tuesday, June 20 – What I’ve Learned Serving on a Non-profit Board 

Serving on a non-profit board can provide the opportunity to both contribute to, and learn from, the experience. In this conversation, we will talk with people who have served as board members for organizations of varied sizes, scopes and missions about how they have impacted the causes they care about and what they have learned along the way.

In this interactive workshop, participants will:

·       Consider the size and type of organization that is the best fit for them

·       Learn what it means to be an “engaged” board member

·       Identify ways to maximize both their impact and their personal growth through board service



Get on Board Live Event

June 27 – 4:30-6:30

Newfields (4000 Michigan Road – Indianapolis, IN 46208)


Upcoming Dates
June 6, 13 and 20 (Workshops) - June 27 (In-person event at Newfields)
Don't just take our word for it

The Get On Board workshop series offered a variety of topics key for any board service.

Amber Nicole Ying
Get On Board