Board Shadow Request

LeaderSource CONNECT is a service offered to graduates of all Leadership Akron programs and Torchbearers to help individuals connect with nonprofit board leadership volunteer activities.

LeaderSource CONNECT’s Board Shadow Program provides an opportunity for Leadership Akron program graduates to sit in on a nonprofit board as a learning experience and as an opportunity to explore long-term involvement with the organization. The Board Shadow participant serves as an ex-officio member of the board and may also serve on a board committee. If there is a mutual interest, the participant and the nonprofit may explore opportunities for the individual to remain on the board or stay involved in other ways. The typical board shadow placement is for one year. 

If you are a graduate of a Leadership Akron program and would like to shadow a nonprofit board, please email Toby Weber at

If your agency would be willing to host a board shadow in the coming year, please contact Toby Weber at