Thank you for your interest in applying to participate as a Nonprofit Partner for Class 52 of the Riordan Leadership Institute.
The Riordan Leadership Institute (RLI) is a 9-month board training and matching fellowship that empowers and prepares diverse professionals for lifelong civic leadership as nonprofit board members. Unlike other board training programs, RLI also helps local nonprofit organizations build their capacity and connect with prospective board members who are drawn from the professional ranks of major businesses, have a strong history of community involvement, and are ready to make a commitment to serve on the board of a nonprofit organization.
In addition to classroom training, RLI fellows are paired with a local Nonprofit Partner for a six-month field experience to gain a better understanding of the nonprofit’s mission and the community it serves, as well as the strategic and tactical issues facing nonprofit boards. During that time, the fellows attend board meetings and execute a project designed to leverage their expertise and skills and further the work of the Nonprofit Partner board and organization.
Class 52 launches October 5, 2019.
Application instructions: Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete this application. If you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you may return and complete it at a later time. Please be sure to use the same browser in which you started your application.

Once you click “Submit Application,” you will no longer be able to edit your application. SCLN will contact you to discuss next steps once your application is received. Due to the high volume of applicants, please allow up to 72 hours for a response. Should you have any questions, please contact Erin Tanenbaum at 213.580.7526 or

The deadline to submit your application is August 16, 2019.