Project Blueprint Board Leadership Training

Project Blueprint is a leadership development program designed to increase the number of underrepresented groups on local nonprofit boards and committees. The program consists of a series of training sessions that introduce participants to the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board so that they can become successful board members. United Way Worldwide launched Project Blueprint in 1987 as a pilot program funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the first Project Blueprint class from United Way of Forsyth County graduated in 1992.

Project Blueprint provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively serve on a nonprofit board or board committee, connections to a peer group of other civic minded persons, and placement assistance on a nonprofit board.  The program closely follows the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, published by BoardSource, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to increasing nonprofit board governance.

Applications are accepted through the deadline of February 15, 2019. Class size is limited to ensure a high quality experience and more meaningful networking. Classes will meet each Tuesday, March 19-May 21 from 12-2 pm.  All classes include a networking lunch. Participants are expected to attend all classes.  Check your calendar to make sure the dates and times do not conflict with other commitments.

Cost. $75/person and is due by March 19, 2019.  Many companies sponsor their employees’ tuition, but a limited number of partial scholarships are available.

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2019 Curriculum and Schedule
Nonprofit Overview, Board Functions & Responsibilities, March 19, 12-2 pm
Selecting, Supporting and Evaluating the Chief Executive, March 26, 12-2 pm
Strategic Planning, April 2, 12-2 pm
Program & Service Evaluation, April 9, 12-2 pm
Philanthropy, April 23 12-2 pm
Fiscal Responsibility, April 30, 12-2 pm
Board Development and Operations, May 7, 12-2 pm
Legal and Ethical Integrity, Advocacy, May 14, 12-2 pm
Nonprofit Board Speed Dating, May 21, 12-2 pm

  • “This class, along with the rest of the series, provided me with a wealth of knowledge to use for my future board opportunities.”
  • “There was a lot of information given in a short period of time. All of it was beneficial to my choice about choosing to participate in an organization.” 
  • “The program was structured very well and the lunches were so thoughtful…”

For more information, contact the Program Director.