Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Project Blueprint; A blueprint for racial ethnic diversity in volunteer leadership.

Wednesdays, October 27, November 3-17, December 1-15, 2010
5:30 - 8:30 pm, Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg

1st floor conference room, 2545 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem

The Volunteer Center’s Project Blueprint is a leadership development program with the goal of increasing the number of racial ethnic minorities providing leadership for the boards of Lehigh Valley non profit agencies. It is designed to help these organizations develop boards that are more inclusive, responsive and reflective of the culturally diverse communities they serve. Project Blueprint develops knowledgeable and trained leadership volunteers who can most effectively help agencies meet the new and emerging needs of our community. There is no cost for this program.

This seven session volunteer leadership program covers topics which relate to board membership and leadership skills. Upon completion, the Volunteer Center assists graduates to find suitable board placement.

Program schedule & course objectives

•Session One -

Identify the functions and responsibilities of a non profit board and its members

•Session Two -

Identify the activities that enable a board to fulfill its functions

•Session Three -

Develop an understanding of non profit finances and legal issues

•Session Four -

Develop an understanding of philanthropic fundraising and the role of the board

•Session Five -

Identify the characteristics of effective board leadership

•Session Six -

Communications and meeting skills - the mock board meeting

•Session Seven -

Graduation

Application available here.

Deadline for submission is October 20, 2010

If you have any questions, or would like an application, please call the Volunteer Center at 610-807-0336 or email your contact information to jane@volunteerlv.org. There is no fee for this class but registration is required and the class is limited to 20 participants.

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