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Become a nonprofit board leader.


The leadership program that will EDUCATE + EMPOWER you to serve the nonprofit community as a nonprofit board member.


BOLD participants receive access to our curriculum that will help you master the fundamentals of nonprofit board service.

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  • Prepare you for meaningful nonprofit board service
  • Connect you to a network of more than 200 local nonprofits + hundreds of BOLD alumni
  • Advance your company's goals through leadership development, diversity + inclusion, recruitment + retention, sustainability, + corporate responsibility.
  • Strengthen our community through a commitment to inclusive + diverse nonprofit board leadership.



  • Orientation + Servant Leadership
  • Board Basics + Character Strengths
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Nonprofit Finance
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Fundraising 
  • Board Composition + Cultural Competency
  • Succession Planning + Assessment
  • Graduation



BOLD meets virtually Thursdays on Zoom, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  


BOLD 6 -- Application Open

Applications due: April 9th

Participants hear back: April 16th

Payment due: April 29th

Orientation: April 29th

Week 1: May 6th 

Week 2: May 13th

Week 3: May 20th

Week 4: May 27th

Week 5: June 3rd

Week 6: June 10th

Week 7: June 17th

Graduation: June 24th



Applications due: July 30th

Participants hear back: August 5th 

Payment due: August 12th

Orientation: August 12th

Week 1: August 19th

Week 2: September 26th

Week 3: September 2nd

Week 4: September 9th

Week 5: September 16th

Week 6: September 23rd

Week 7: September 30th

Graduation: October 7th



Applications due: October 1st

Participants hear back: October 8th

Payment due: October 14th

Orientation: October 14th

Week 1: October 21st

Week 2: October 28th

Week 3: November4th

Week 4: November 11th

Week 5: November 18th

Week 6: December 2nd

Week 7: December 9th

Graduation: December 16th



  • $650 for Non-Members of Leadership Council for Nonprofits.
  • $250 for staff of Leadership Council members 
  • A limited number of scholarships are granted annually to members of smaller not-for-profits + entrepreneurs who require financial assistance. 


Application Fee

$50 (non-refundable).  This fee will be applied to the total tuition for accepted participants. Applicants will be asked to pay the application fee via credit card.  Upon completion of payment, a link to the BOLD application will be immediately sent. **



  • Applications for BOLD 6 will be open until 4/9
  • All Applicants will be notified by 4/16
  • Final payment will be invoiced and due by 4/29


DEI Statement

We believe that greater diversity, equity + inclusion is a matter of fairness + effectiveness in our profession. To have real impact in a diverse + complex world, nonprofits must effectively include these voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity + inclusion in an authentic way. We encourage all nonprofit leaders to strategically + intentionally advance diversity, equity + inclusion in our organizations + in the nonprofit community.


Questions? Contact us

Jack FitzGerald at 513-554-3060 or  ASL interpreters or other communication accommodations are available upon request.  Please submit these to the Program Manager.


**Leadership Council Payment Policy

Due to the generosity of our funders, and our presenters, our program costs are kept low to ensure equal opportunity for all organizations. Additionally, the Leadership Council needs to ensure that classes will be filled to capacity throughout the duration of the program.

Therefore, all payments will be collected in full prior to the start of the program. If you or your organization cannot pay in full prior to the deadline, you may request a scholarship as part of the full application process. Please note, this request must be created prior to the start of the program. If you have not paid by the deadline, class participation is at the discretion of the Leadership Council.

If you are officially accepted into the program and then you choose not to complete the program/ course, your tuition will not be refunded. The course of action for these situations will be handled on an individual basis.


Are you an organization interested in sponsoring this program? 
2020 sponsorship opportunities are available

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