Blueprint for Leadership

Applications for the 2025 class are now being accepted!
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Train to Become a Future Board Member

United Way of the Midlands has been working for more than 90 years to make our community better for everyone, especially those in need. To continue this success for generations to come, United Way of the Midlands provides Blueprint for Leadership, a professional development course targeting future community leaders. The program prepares diverse groups of individuals for volunteer service in the nonprofit sector.

Why Blueprint?

It’s challenging: Blueprint uses a structured, progressive curriculum integrated with practical, hands-on activities. 

Your hard work will be rewarded: Upon completion of the program, United Way of the Midlands works to place Blueprint graduates in the community. 

A unique focus: Blueprint is unique because it is the only professional development course with a specific focus on nonprofit leadership. The goal is to help participants develop leadership skills, nonprofit governance expertise and knowledge of the community. 

Class topics include: Nonprofit law, the roles and responsibilities of board members, strategic leadership, best practices in programs and nonprofit governance.

Additional Information: 

Scheduling: The course meets February to May on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-11:30. Dates TBA in October.

Cost: Corporate sponsorship is $900 and government and nonprofit sponsorship is $450 per participant. Tuition must be submitted before the first class session.

Deadline to Apply: January 17, 2025

Questions? Contact Elliott Epps for more information. 

Sample Course Topics

  • Nonprofit 101: Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations 
  • Good Governance
  • Strategic Decision-Making
  • Fundraising
  • Nonprofit Financial Literacy
  • Diversity on Boards and Committees