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.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Whitley Theological Center, 284 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216  

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

Last year, more than 160 professionals connected with over 70 nonprofit organizations. Our guest speakers were, Peggy W. Walker of Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Brandon A. Logan of SRG Athletics. This year we're excited to have Renee Watson, director of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Bexar County, and Rey Saldaña, District 4 City Councilman of San Antonio.

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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To become a sponsor, please download our sponsorship form (PDF). 

Nonprofit application now open!

Thank you for your interest in applying for our Get On Board! event. Deadline to apply is Friday, September, 1 at midnight. 


  • Organization must have been in operation for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Organization must be located in Bexar County or surrounding counties (Frio, Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Comal, Blanco, Kendall, Gillespie, Kerr, Bandera and Medina).
  • Organization's revenue must be $50,000 or more.

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Registration for professionals will open soon!

Thank you for your interest for our Get On Board! event. The registration for 2017 will be opening soon.

Meet Our Guest Speakers

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.

Rey Saldaña

District 4 City Councilman, San Antonio

Rey Saldaña was first elected to serve as a San Antonio City Council member for District 4 on May 14, 2011. Councilman Saldaña is a lifelong resident of City Council District 4 and a proud graduate of South San Antonio High School. After graduating from high school, Councilman Saldaña received a Gates Millennium full academic scholarship to attend Stanford University in California, where he earned two bachelor's degrees in political science and communication, as well as a fifth-year master's degree in policy, organization, and leadership studies through Stanford's School of Education. 

Councilman Saldaña has always been committed to giving back to the city that has given him so much. As a senior at South San Antonio High School, he helped organize Books in the Barrio, a grassroots effort to attract and maintain a bookstore in South San Antonio. The effort resulted in the opening of a Walden's Bookstore in South Park Mall. During his time at Stanford, Councilman Saldaña returned home each summer to work for the City of San Antonio and its residents. 

Long a deep believer in the importance of education, he returned to San Antonio after completing his studies at Stanford to address educational challenges in the city. Since January 2011, Councilman Saldaña has taught as an adjunct professor at Trinity University, Texas A&M University - San Antonio, and Palo Alto College. He previously worked as a special projects manager in the Dean’s Office at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and now serves as the chief engagement officer for KIPP: San Antonio.

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