Want to serve on a board but aren’t sure of the responsibilities or skills you need?

Join United Way Young Leaders Society Board Orientation & Leadership Development (BOLD) to learn more about board service, receive training, and find organizations with board or committee opportunities that match your skills and passions.

Program Requirements

2018 BOLD series costs $100 and must be paid in full by September 28, 2018. There will be no refunds of the program expense. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training sessions.

To graduate, participants are required to attend at least five of the six regular sessions. Program dates are listed on this page.

Application & Selection

Completed applications are due August 31 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants must provide one reference completed through the online form below.

Applications are accepted July 30–August 30, 2018. Candidates will be notified of their acceptance via phone or email by September 15, 2018. The 2018-19 class will be limited to 20 participants.

2018 Application Due: Aug. 31, 2018

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2018 Reference Form

Complete Reference

2018-2019 Program Curriculum

Get on Board: August 21, 2018

An informational session about BOLD at Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. Plan on attending? Register here!
Applications due: August 31, 2018

Training Series

*Exact dates are being finalized. This information will be updated as soon as they are confirmed.

Session 1: October 2018
Board Basics & Working with the NPO Management Team

Session 2: November 2018
Governance & Strategic Planning

Session 3: December 2018
Advocacy & Public Engagement

Session 4: January 2018
Fundraising & Resource Development

Session 5: February 2018
Engaging a Diverse Community & Civic Engagement

Session 6: March 2018
Financial Management & Fiduciary Responsibility

Got on Board: April 2018

Graduation and board or committee pairing