The Fuqua on Board (FOB) program is an extracurricular board service and leadership development program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. FOB is a programmatic offering of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) and is administrated by the Office of Student Life for the Daytime MBA program. FOB matches pairs of Duke MBA students with local Durham nonprofits to serve as non-voting board members. Over the course of a year-long engagement, FOB Associates participate actively in board or committee meetings, partner closely with a board mentor and staff liaison, and complete a project designed to map directly to improving board governance and functioning.
Student participants gain valuable insight into the governance and inner workings of nonprofit organizations while providing the nonprofits with fresh perspectives and critical business skills. FOB provides training, coaching, and peer support throughout their board engagement. Fuqua on Board is selective for both students and nonprofits.
The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is an award-winning research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. CASE’s mission is to prepare leaders and organizations with the business skills needed to achieve lasting social change.
Since 2002, CASE has been a leader in the field of social entrepreneurship, serving as a hub for research, teaching and practitioner engagement. We have educated thousands of MBA students and worked with thousands of organizations, funders, government agencies and researchers to help define, connect theory and practice and propel the idea of social entrepreneurship into the robust field it is today.