Diversity is inviting everyone to the event. Equity is everyone having the same rules. Inclusion is asking everyone to participate.
A program for increasing ethnic diversity in volunteer leadership
What is Project Blueprint? Project Blueprint is designed to identify, recruit, train and connect diverse volunteer leaders to policy making roles, enhancing the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies.
Volunteer leadership development: This program is designed to increase involvement of underrepresented groups on local nonprofit,public-sector boards and committees and develop emerging and current volunteer leaders in our multi-cultural community for leadership roles.
The program provides training for interested and engaged members of the community to serve on nonprofit boards and committees, and requires continuous learning, plus willingness to explore the unfamiliar an openness to new experiences.
Sessions and activities will introduce participants to the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board, while developing skills which help them become successful board and committee members.
Project Blueprint's main goal is to ensure that local volunteer leadership on nonprofit boards is representative of the community, that industry experts of many perspectives become a greater voice in the community through training & placing of under-represented groups in positions of leadership on nonprofit boards and committees.
Training benefits to employers
- Generates opportunities to sharpen leadership skills of employees
- Creates highly motivated and challenged employees who are prepared to go above and beyond their job responsibilities
- Enhances corporate image in the community and demonstrates community involvement
- Invests in employee development
- Opportunity to showcase organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Networking opportunities among companies in the community
Project Blueprint is a 12-week training program every Thursday during the session period from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at United Way of Greater Stark County. Weekly attendance is mandatory for board certification recommendation. Each session, a limited number of participants will be selected through an application process. Please submit your information below for consideration.
Next session begins March 19, 2020. Applications will be accepted until February 6, 2020. Cost for the total season is $200, due March 12, 2020.
- Agency Tour
- Orientation/Team Building
- Economics, Power and Wealth
- Board Governance/Management
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Resource Development/Personal Branding
- Strategic Planning
- Fiduciary/Fiscal Responsibilities
- Project Presentations
- Agency Fair
Next session for Project Blueprint March 2020 - June 2020
Class times are every Thursday, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.
- March 19 - Session 1: Agency Tour (Note time change in class - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
- March 26- Session 2: Orientation/Team Building
- April 2- Session 3: Economics, Power and Wealth
- April 9 - Session 4: Cultural/Inclusion
- April 16 - Session 5: Board Governance/Management
- April 23 - Session 6: Parliamentary Procedures/Board Dynamics
- April 30 - Session 7: Resource Development/Branding
- May 7 - Session 8: Strategic Planning
- May 14 - Session 9: Fiduciary/Fiscal Responsibilities
- May 21 - Session 10: Project Presentations
- May 28- Session 11: Agency Fairs
- June 4 - Session 12: Graduation
Project blueprint spotlight
"Project Blueprint is such a blessing. Every meeting, I walk away with valuable information and am extremely excited to put what I am learning into good use. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of quality change." - Courtney Chester
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