Project Blueprint - Preparing TODAY, Leading Tomorrow
Project Blueprint is a blueprint for diversity in board leadership.
It's a reality that non-profit boards lack diversity. Less than 23% of U.S. non-profit board members are people of color. United Way Project Blueprint works to change that reality for Midland.
What is United Way Project Blueprint?
This unique program is a professional development course targeting future community leaders. The program prepares diverse groups of individuals for volunteer service in the non-profit sector.
Class topics include: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Non-Profit 101, Strategic Planning, Board Governance and Fiduciary Responsibilities, Resource Development, Financial Management and Transparency for Nonprofit Boards.
Through this program, participants will:
- Develop and sharpen volunteer leadership skills
- Be paired with a mentor/community leader to guide them through the program and connect and network with community leaders and agencies.
- Learn about board governance and procedures
- Gain a deeper awareness of challenges in our community
- Discover opportunities for board placement
To be a mentee, one should:
- Demonstrate community involvement
- Display leadership ability
- Represent Midland's diverse communities
Click here for mentor and mentee expectations.
Applications for the 2023/2024 cohort will reopen in June 2023.
Scheduling: The group meets regularly on the 2nd Thursday of the month ( from September - May (excluding December) for Leadership training and mentor sessions, starting with a Kick-off Retreat in September and culminating in graduation in May. Click here for the Project Blueprint 2022/2023 schedule.
Cost: The fee for Project Blueprint is $25 (one-time payment). This amount includes all materials, learning sessions, and mentoring sessions for the program. We ask that each participants contribute a nominal fee on or before the day of the Kick-off Retreat. (We accept cash, or you can give an online donation at www.uwmidland.org). Note: The fee is liable to change in 2023.
Questions: Contact Michelle Evans for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org | 432-685-7714