Project LEAD

Project LEAD

In Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, too many people are left out of our public conversations. United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is changing this with Project LEADLeadership Effectiveness And Diversity.

This in-depth seven-week training program prepares community members for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees, with an emphasis on recruiting participants from underrepresented board populations (women, racially and ethnically diverse, young professionals).

  • Learn the basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards
  • Understand what is expected of individual board members
  • Broaden your professional networks
  • Influence decisions impacting our community

Participants will have an opportunity to be connected to agencies with a mission that corresponds to the participant’s personal interests. The program’s goal is to introduce each participant to a nonprofit board within six months of program completion.

Spring 2019 Project LEAD Timeline

All sessions will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Introductions & Photo Session
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Board Basics & Board Structure
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019: Advocacy & Learning from Experience
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019: Governance & Transparency
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Financial Management
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019: A Board's Role in Resource Development
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Making the Connection
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Learnings in Action

Timeline handout

The application for the spring 2019 session is now closed.

Please check back in June to apply for the fall 2019 session.


For more information, contact Samantha Mitchell at 414.263.8202 or via email.

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