Provides training for interested and engaged members of the community to serve on nonprofit board engagement opportunities.
United Way’s VIP is a training program that develops leadership skills and increases volunteer participation in nonprofit boards across Greater Atlanta. Workshops include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and financial and legal decision making.
Applications are solicited community-wide. The selection committee reviews applications and selects no more than 25 individuals per class. The selection criteria is designed to recruit a group of demonstrated leaders who are diverse in their ethnicity, profession and community service.
This ten week program was an enjoyable process and I am proud to have been part of the group.
The experience was extremely beneficial and provided best practices and useful advice on being an active, engaged board member. I have applied what I learned in my service as a board member.
Empathy and hard work alone don’t make a great nonprofit board member; we need effective training and a network of like-minded individuals as a support system to be great mission stewards. The program made me a better board member and servant leader. I’m proud to say, ‘I am VIP’.