BOLD: Board Orientation + Leadership Development

United way has decided to transition the BOLD program to the Leadership Council for Nonprofits. The BOLD program aligns with our mission to maximize the impact of non-profit organizations, develop their leaders and strengthen the community. Through the Leadership Council, the BOLD program will continue to connect solid leaders to opportunities to serve on boards of directors of our local nonprofit organizations.  We will build on the strong foundation established by our partners at United Way to strengthen our community through effective board training experiences.     
We are excited to continue to offer BOLD to businesses in Greater Cincinnati while expanding the classes to include more nonprofit leaders. BOLD will resume in the fall of 2019 with two classes. The first class will begin in August and the second class in October of 2019. Applications will open on the Leadership Council website this summer. 
Interested in finding out when the application process opens? Click here to fill out this Google Form so we can stay in touch with you!

BOLD and School Board School

Board Orientation + Leadership Development is collaborating with School Board School.  Visit their website to find out more about the next class.

School Board School is a six-month program for engaged citizens of all backgrounds who are interested in running for school board or looking for ways to better understand the school system in order to create significant and sustainable change. 

Are you a new ED/CEO?  Need some mentoring?  This is for you 

Leader to Leader Mentoring Program - for NEW ED's and Retired ED's 

LEADERS CIRCLES for 2018/19 are now full; check again June 2019 for next cycle!

Leadership development in a safe, supportive, confidential space

Have you ever wished you had a trusted group of nonprofit peers to coach, encourage, validate, challenge, support and hold you accountable as you grow as a leader?  Then consider the Leaders Circle program.

Program Overview

  • Monthly meetings (2-3 hrs) September through May
  • 6-10 nonprofit executives for each circle + a skilled facilitator
  • participants commit to meeting real time challenges and offering real life solutions through their real life experiences 
  • meetings are confidential, supportive, and create a cycle of learning, sharing, achieving & accountability

Circle Member Expectations

  • Show up - make a commitment to your circle colleagues by making your meetings a priority on your calendar
  • Speak up - ask powerful questions to help members find their own insight
  • Grow up - be prepared to hold yourself and each other accountable for your learnings and actions


  • Develop trusted and expanded network of trusted peers
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Expanded resources discovered
  • Safe environment leads to openness, vulnerability and growth

Circles available: (must have primary decision making responsibilities) 

  • Executive Director/President/CEO
  • CFO/COO/VP or equivalent 
  • CDO, Development Director or equivalent
  • CHRO or equivalent
  • CMO, MARCOM Director or equivalent
  • Program Director 
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