Board Leadership Program Application

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The AABLI Board Leadership Program (BLP) provides comprehensive training in nonprofit board governance. It offers a deep dive into governance responsibilities and a thorough understanding of board governance, focusing on finance, fundraising, management roles, and strategic issues. Participants who successfully complete the BLP are eligible to receive certificates in board governance and assistance with placement on governing boards.


The intensive three-week virtual program includes group discussions, exercises, case studies and problem-solving. Participants receive materials and templates to maximize their effectiveness.

Time Commitment
The program will be presented virtually over three consecutive Saturdays and Thursday evenings. The sessions will include discussions, exercises, case studies, group assignments, and problem-solving.

Week 1

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (PST)

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (PST)

Week 2

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (PST)

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm (PST)

Week 3

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (PST)

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm (PST)

Candidate Information




Professional Associations/Networks
What community and/or leadership affiliation are you associated with?


How did you hear about AABLI?
Contact Information
Mailing Address
Please provide your current mailing address. AABLI will use this address to mail your certificate upon completion of the program.
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Social Media
Demographic Information
AABLI uses this information to better understand and serve our Alumni.



Board Placement Preferences

Board Member Preferences
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Prior Board Experience

Overview: Program Focus, Committee Interest, Skills, and Experience

The next few pages are important. Your selections will help determine the type of board you have an interest in and what professional skills you bring to the board.

 

Program Focus is the overall goal or objective of the organization seeking a board member. For instance, if you were to indicate Homelessness, you will match with organizations that are focused on Homelessness. You may pick five (5) items in the Program Focus section.

 

Committee Interest is what part of the board's activities connect with you.  For example, if you have a desire to be part of the board's Fundraising/Development committee, here is where you would indicate your interest(s). You can select up to three (3) in this section.


Skills and Expertise are what a board considers when looking to add a potential board member to its board. You can select up to eight (8) in this section.

Program Focus

Types of boards that are of interest to you (Limit Six)

Skills and Expertise

Skill sets you bring as a board member (Limit Five)
Finance Skill Level
Human Resources Skill Level
Fundraising & Development Skill Level

Real Estate Skill Level

Technology Skill Level

Committee Interest

Committees you would be interested in joining (Limit Three)
AABLI uses this information to better understand and serve our BLP candidates.
To complete this application you will need:
1. A resume, cv, or bio in (.PDF or .DOC file format)
2. A professional high quality headshot (.JPG or .PNG image format)
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Help the AABLI Team get to know you! Highlight your board experience, or excitement to serve.

AABLI Agreements and Releases                                                 

Photo and Video Release
By this registration, I will authorize the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) to take video and photographs of me. I grant a perpetual license to use, copy and distribute these images or prepare derivative works for all ABBLI uses, including, but not limited to: magazines, newsletters, webpages, advertisements, brochures, and recruitment materials. Any copyrights arising from the uses mentioned above shall remain the property of AABLI. I understand that AABLI may edit, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute images and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. I waive all rights I may have for any claims for payment in connection with any use of said images. My completed application indicates my approval of these usages and that I am 18 years of age or older.
Class Directory Release

I authorize AABLI to share my Name, Title, Affiliation/Company, Email address, and LinkedIn profile with my cohort. I understand this information will support networking opportunities and other cohort engagement. 

Payment Form

To complete this application, you will need:


Payment by credit card. 


Cancellation Policy


1. All BLP cancellations must be submitted in writing to AABLI at programs@aabli.org 

2. All refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee. 

3. Refunds are not issued five days before the BLP start of the program date. 


Rollover Policy refers to any request made by an applicant to change their selected initially Board Leadership Program attendance to one scheduled for a later date.

Each rollover is subject to an administrative cost of $50


These policies do not apply to other AABLI events.


AABLI reserves the right to cancel training courses at any time. In the unlikely event that your training course does not take place, we will make every effort to offer you an alternative date to take the course or refund the total cost of the training.

BLP Cohort #21- February 2022

Note: This application is not a confirmed enrollment until payment in full is received.
AABLI Check Policy

Your Board Leadership Program application is pending review until the full program fee is received. Please have checks submitted to AABLI before or by Monday, January 31, 2022.


  1. Please make the check payable to Community Partners- FBO AABLI
  2. On the memo line, write: Project Number 0644
  3. Mail check to:
    Community Partners c/o AABLI
    P.O. Box 741265
    Los Angeles, CA 90074


You will receive a confirmation email of your enrollment once your check is processed. 

                                                     BLP Payment Processing

We accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
To complete the application your credit card will be charged $795.00 for the Board Leadership Program.
Payment Information



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