Too many people of color are left out of leadership roles. We must change who is at the table in order to achieve racial equity in our community. You can make a difference through nonprofit board service.
For more than 25 years, we’ve been doing something to change that. Project LEAD—Leadership Effectiveness and Diversity—is a nonprofit board training program open to highly qualified people of color.
The 1,000+ Project LEAD graduates from the last 25+ years are a testament to our community’s commitment to service and diversity. It’s crucial that we take a stand to make sure our community’s boards are representative of the communities they serve and that all voices have an equal seat at the table. You can be a part of that change.
Project LEAD empowers people of color to take the first step toward board leadership.
During this month-long intensive training, participants show up ready to listen, learn and participate. The program concludes with a graduation ceremony and agency fair, where graduates can meet representatives of nonprofit organizations that are seeking new members for their boards.
Training includes topics like:
- Issues facing nonprofit organizations
- Board operations and protocol
- Collaboration and conflict resolution
- Choosing a board and board members
- Fiscal management
- Strategic fundraising
- Creating bold organizational strategies
- Managing legal risk
- How race relates to the board member role