NONPROFIT FELLOWS

Nonprofit Fellows is a unique program designed to prepare individuals for nonprofit board service. Board service for a nonprofit organization provides powerful leadership development with access to influential business and community leaders and the opportunity to build your personal brand and network. Service on a nonprofit board demonstrates commitment to your community.

United Way of the Piedmont’s Nonprofit Fellows program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful board member. Through eight sessions over the course of four months, you will develop leadership and critical thinking skills, enhance your knowledge of our community, and be equipped to lead with confidence.

Sessions are scheduled from September – December. A one-time fee of $250 covers all course materials and meals. Applications are available online at www.uwpiedmont.org/nonprofitfellows and due no later than August 9, 2019. Please include a letter of recommendation with your application or submit it via email to hlother@uwpiedmont.org by August 9, 2019.

All applicants will be notified via email of their enrollment decision by August 13, 2019. If accepted, the $250 class fee is due by September 3, 2019.

Scholarships

We are proud to announce that Nonprofit Fellows has been allocated scholarship assistance dollars through The Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce’s Pipeline Project!  One of the goals of Pipeline Project is to increase the diversity of Spartanburg’s leadership development rosters, and we will be awarding (5) fully funded scholarships to candidates from Spartanburg County who are from underrepresented populations.  These scholarships will be assigned to qualified leaders identifying as:

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority
  • Woman
  • U.S. Military Veteran
  • LGTBQ
  • Person with a Disability

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the scholarship portion of the application.

2019 Fall Agenda

KICK OFF & OPENING RECEPTION
Tuesday, September 3, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

– Getting to know you
– Expectations
– What is a nonprofit?

SESSION 1 – Leadership of Self
Tuesday, September 17, 8:30– 11:30 am

– Self-Assessment
– How do I see the world?
– Where Passion & Need Align

SESSION 2 – Governance Essentials
Tuesday, October 1, 8:30– 11:30 am

– The Board’s Role
– Vision + Mission + Strategy
– Effective Meetings

SESSION 3 – The Power of Partnerships
Tuesday, October 15, 8:30– 11:30 am

– Collective Impact Framework
– Local Data
– Taskforces & Collaboratives

SESSION 4 – Experience Impact
Tuesday, October 29, 8:30– 11:30 am

– Hands -on Experience of Impact
– Measuring What Matters

SESSION 5 – Organizational Sustainability
Tuesday, November 12, 8:30– 11:30 am

– Fiscal Oversight
– Legal Considerations
– The Board & CEO Partnership

SESSION 6 – Inclusion & Representation
Tuesday, November 19, 8:30– 11:30 am

– Strategy & Culture
– Board Composition
– Diversity & Inclusion

SESSION 7 – The Next Steps
Tuesday, December 3, 8:30 – 11:30 am

– Give, Advocate, Volunteer
– Nonprofit Speed Dating

SESSION 8 – The End & Beginning
Tuesday, December 17, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

– Participant Presentations
– Graduation Ceremony
– Celebration & Networking