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.
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
2018 Reference Form
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
*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