BoardCompanions has an exclusive cooperation with the INSEAD Netherlands Association and IN-BOARD.

Purpose and Impact

BoardCompanions strives for societal impact by supporting NPO’s with governance and advice on board level.

Develop purpose and performance of non-profit organisations – through board companionship – as a means to increase its overall impact in society.

Board Companions targets to work with boards of NPO’s from sectors such as Arts & Culture, Humanity, Sports & Wellbeing, Nature & Animals, Education and Sustainability.

BoardCompanions and INSEAD

Since 2021, BoardCompanions co-operates with a growing number of Non-Profit-Organisations in The Nederlands. INSEAD and IN-BOARD Alumni fulfill roles as Member of the Supervisory Board, Advisor/partner for the Board or the Management Team. The experiences are very positive both for the alumni as for the NPOs.

A “BoardCompanion” works pro-bono and typically spends 1 hour – 4 hours per week to fulfill their role.

The concept of Board Companions was created in Belgium in 2018 where year to date about 40 Board Companions are placed inside NPO’s and we expect the Board Companions movement will extend to other countries in cooperation with the alumni associations.

Started October 2021 an already having impact

Board Companions Netherlands are Alumni of the renowned INSEAD Business school and our aim is to work together with NPO’s on a Raad van Toezicht, Raad van Bestuur level.

The first pilot event in the Netherlands, a virtual speeddate, took place in October 2021 with 12 NPO’s from the Oranjefonds’ “Growth initiative”. As of today 10 of our alumni are functioning as Board Companion in a role as Raad van Toezicht or an Advisor of the Management Board .

Sign up, or want to know more?

Contact Cor Dubois

Or contact Mary Linn Schnitger

Further info:

Board Companions Nederland

Cor Dubois, Voorzitter

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