Golub Capital Board Fellows Program

Cultivating opportunities for impact through nonprofit board service

Golub Capital Board Fellows Program is a program of Kellogg's Golub Capital Social Impact Lab and is a rigorous, 20-month program that connects 100 top Kellogg students to Chicago-area nonprofits for a distinct opportunity in board service.

Each year the program selects 50 students as “fellows” from an outstanding pool consisting of:
  • Full-Time two-year MBA Program first-year students
  • Evening & Weekend MBA Program students not graduating within the next two years
  • Full-time dual-enrollment students in the JD-MBA, MD-MBA, and MMM (MBA + engineering) programs at Northwestern University
These fellows serve as ex-officio board members for specific nonprofit organizations while simultaneously completing two courses in board governance at Kellogg

Developing leaders through experiential learning

While enrolled in courses in board governance, fellows tackle a strategic project developed by the nonprofit they serve as ex-officio board members.

Creating unique value for nonprofits

Developing nonprofit partnerships and program curriculum is a collaborative effort, led by an elected student leadership team and social impact faculty at Kellogg.

A history of impact

Since 2003, KBF has worked with 223 nonprofits to prepare over 700 students for civic leadership.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Golub Capital Board Fellows Program is three-fold:
  • To prepare Kellogg students to be socially responsible leaders through academic training in board governance and experiential learning through service on nonprofit boards.
  • To support nonprofit organizations by applying fellows’ professional experience and academic backgrounds to solve strategic, organizational and operational issues that enhance the work of nonprofit boards.
  • To build Kellogg's reputation for producing strong, socially responsible, community-oriented leaders while making a positive impact in the Chicago area.


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