Project Blueprint Board Leadership Training

Due to Coronavirus-19, Project Blueprint will be cancelled until spring, 2021.  Applications are still being accepted and can be accessed via the link below.  New program dates will be posted once determined, so please check this page for the updated information.


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 April 3, 2020. Class size is limited to ensure a high quality experience and more meaningful networking. Classes will meet five consecutive Fridays from May 8 – June 5, from 9-12 pm.   All classes include light refreshments. 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 April 3, 2020.  If payment is a barrier to this program, please contact us.  This particularly applies to small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color.

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2020 Curriculum and Schedule
Nonprofit Overview; Legal and Ethical Integrity; Advocacy  May 8, 9-12 pm
Selecting, Supporting and Evaluating the Chief Executive; Strategic Planning  May 15, 9-12 pm
Board Development and Operations; Program Evaluation  May 22, 9-12 pm
Philanthropy; Fiscal Responsibility  May 29, 9-12 pm
Nonprofit Board Speed Dating  June 5, 9-12 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.