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Each training cohort is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of community opportunities and challenges, along with the tools to best leverage their skills in service of Greater Chicago.
Applicants will be selected based on demonstrated commitment to community, and will include mid-career professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.
Learn directly from respected civic leaders with a cohort of service-minded individuals
Learn about the issues facing our community from experts in the field
Gain the skills needed to successfully serve on a nonprofit Board through training with Kellogg faculty
Be matched to a Board upon successful program completion
Our Friday morning training sessions embody the commitments that Board service requires, with regular classroom-style sessions held over several months, including homework assignments to be completed in between.
January – May 2020 Schedule
(with United Way Experts)
(with Kellogg Faculty)
State of Poverty & Nonprofit Sector
The Nonprofit Landscape (How Nonprofits Work) & Board Roles & Responsibilities
Educating the Future Workforce
Board/Staff Relations & Principles of High Performing Boards
Social Effects of Income Inequity
How Trauma Affects Public Health
Fundraising: How to do it and Why it Matters
Why Racial Equity Matters
The Legacy of Chicago’s Housing Crisis
Driven by Mission: Nonprofit Accountability – Impact Measurement
Our Chicago Neighborhoods
Nonprofit Panel & Presentations
Interested applicants should seek sponsorship from their company. Please note that the submission of an application does not guarantee placement in the program. Applicants who are not able to obtain sponsorship from their workplace should contact email@example.com.
United Way Top 25 Partner
United Way Partner Company
Non-United Way Workplace
Nonprofit – budget over 10M
Nonprofit – budget 1M-10M
Nonprofit – budget
United Way Agency Partner