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Want to serve on a nonprofit board? Blueprint for Leadership applications are open now

CRBR Biz Wire //January 11, 2024//

Want to serve on a nonprofit board? Blueprint for Leadership applications are open now

CRBR Biz Wire //January 11, 2024//

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United Way of the Midlands is accepting applications for Blueprint for Leadership, a comprehensive leadership and board development training program, through January 19, 2024.

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 2024 Blueprint for Leadership cohort,” said Elliott Epps, United Way’s Director of Leadership and Capacity Building. “United Way of the Midlands is not just offering a professional development course; we are igniting a passion for service and nurturing the diverse talents that will shape the future of our communities.”

Blueprint for Leadership uses a structured, progressive curriculum integrated with practical, hands-on activities over eight weeks. 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 2024 and end in May 2024 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 January 19, 2024. Space is limited.

Learn more about Blueprint for Leadership and apply online at Questions? Contact Elliott Epps for more information at 803.733.5416 or

About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With 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