United Way of the Midlands seeks participants for Blueprint for Leadership Class of 2023

Columbia, S.C. – United Way of the Midlands is accepting applications for Blueprint for Leadership, a comprehensive leadership and board development training program, today through December 18, 2022.

Blueprint for Leadership is designed to prepare participants to become effective board members and leaders in the nonprofit sector and is the Midlands’ only professional development course with a specific focus on nonprofit leadership.

“We’re excited about the 2023 Blueprint for Leadership cohort and hope to have representation from an array of nonprofits from Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties to make this a fun and educational experience for these future community leaders,” said Elliott Epps, Director of Leadership and Capacity Building.

Blueprint for Leadership uses a structured, progressive curriculum integrated with practical, hands-on activities over an eight-week period. Class topics include nonprofit law, the roles and responsibilities of board members, strategic leadership, best practices in programs and nonprofit governance.

Classes begin in February 2023 and end in May 2023 with graduation held in June. Companies are encouraged to sponsor an emerging leader at their workplace. The cost is $900 for corporate sponsorships and $450 for public sector or nonprofit sponsorships.

All applications must be submitted by December 18, 2022. Space is limited.

Learn more about Blueprint for Leadership and apply online at uway.org/blueprint. Questions? Contact Elliott Epps for more information at 803.733.5416 or eepps@uway.org.

United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to creating generational change by breaking cycles of crisis and empowering people to build their own paths to success. For more information, please visit uway.org.


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