Get On Board!

Make your nonprofit connection. Get On Board! brings nonprofit organizations together to meet qualified candidates to serve on their board of directors.

Get On Board! is San Antonio's newest board recruiting summit. Nonprofits from across Bexar County convened in one place to connect nonprofits with the next generation of board members and volunteers. Get on Board! took place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Whitley Theological Center. View photos from the event.

More than 150 professionals connected with over 55 nonprofit organizations. Our guest speaker Renee Watson, director of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Bexar County shared the importance of giving back to our community through board service. 

This unique forum is a collaboration between the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Antonio Chapter, Emerging Leaders Council, Leadership SA, Leadership Organization of Professionals (LOOP), Masters Leadership Program, The Nonprofit Council, the San Antonio Area Foundation, and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. 



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Meet Our Guest Speaker

Renee Watson, BBA, MPA, MCCA

Director, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department, Bexar County

Renee Watson's responsibilities include implementing and monitoring the County’s Small, Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) Program, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Liaison and Title VI Coordinator. She acts as a liaison with offices and departments to ensure that SMWBEs have access to County procurement, contracting and professional services opportunities. She is a member of the County Manager’s Executive Leadership Team. 

Renee holds a Master Contract Compliance Administrator (MCCA) Certification from Morgan State University. She was selected as a National Urban and Rural Fellow and awarded her MPA – Urban Planning and Rural Economic Development, Baruch College, CUNY. She holds a BBA – Management and Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a graduate of Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, Texas. 

She has also worked as the chief of staff for State Senator Rodney Ellis, Houston and Councilman George Stevens, San Diego, CA.  She was selected as one of the San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Rising Stars.  Renee is an alumnus of  several leadership programs including, Leadership SAISD, Master Leadership Program (MLP) San Antonio, and Leadership Texas.

Renee is currently serving as the Diversity Committee Chair for the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) San Antonio Chapter and is a member of the ISM National Learning Solutions Advisory Committee.

2017 Participating Nonprofits

Alpha Home
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.
Artpace, Inc. 
Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Centers, Inc.
Brackenridge Park Conservacy 
Bexar Land Trust, Inc. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas 
Blue Star Contemporary 
Celebration Circle of San Antonio 
Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) 
Children's Chorus of San Antonio 
Chosen Care, Inc.
Conjunto Heritage Taller
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation 
Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas 
Gemini Ink
Girls on the Run of Bexar County 
Healthy Futures of Texas 
Martinez Street Women's Center
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 
Northeast Senior Assistance 
Pay It Forward - Clean & Sober Living, Inc.
Performing Arts San Antonio 
Rebuilding Together San Antonio, Inc. 
Rise Recovery
Restore Education
SA Youth 
San Antonio Bike Share 
San Antonio Book Festival 
San Antonio Dance Theatre
San Antonio Dance Umbrella 
San Antonio Lifetime Recovery (LTR)
San Antonio Youth for Christ 
San Antonio Youth Literacy
Sarah Roberts French Home 
SJRC Texas, St. Jude's Ranch for Children 
Soldiers' Angels 
Spina Bifida Texas
Students In Christ's Youth Center, Inc
Summer of Service (SOS)
Teach For America San Antonio 
The Arc of San Antonio
The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society 
The Classic Theatre of San Antonio 
The Contraceptive Inititiative
ThriveWell Cancer Foundation
Transplant Association of Texas 
United Communities of San Antonio, Inc. (UCSA)
University Presbyterian Church--The SoL Center 
Vet TRIIP, Inc. 
Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing, Inc.

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