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United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta – V.I.P. Board Training, Non-Profit Board Development Training

Posted July 13, 2012 by felicialavette in Biz & Money

United Way V.I.P. trains people from ethnically diverse and under-represented populations for leadership roles in nonprofit agencies by leading participants through a comprehensive 10-week nonprofit service curriculum.

Started in 1992, V.I.P. now has more than 1,600 graduates.  By bringing ethnically diverse individuals into leadership positions, nonprofits enhance their understanding of the diverse needs of their clients — and become better able to meet those needs.

The program is offered in the spring, summer and fall. The fall 2012 application process is now OPEN.  The application deadline is Tuesday, August 21. Please include a headshot with your completed application.

V.I.P Application Instructions 

Click here to download the V.I.P application. Please note: The application needs to be downloaded and saved before it is completed.

Fall Training Dates

Select either a Monday or Wednesday from the following schedule:

September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14

All classes are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Training Summary

Participants will engage in a series of workshops that will provide them with the basics of becoming an effective board member.  The workshops include Board and Staff Roles and Responsibilities; Marketing for Nonprofits; Ethics; Strategic Planning; Fundraising; Legal Responsibilities and more.  During the training, participants meet representatives from metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations to find an organization with a mission and needs that complements their own skills and interests.

V.I.P. is a free program that connects nonprofit organizations in the metro Atlanta area with qualified candidates. Program alumni have backgrounds in financial management, accounting, marketing, public relations, law, human resources, information technology, operational management, strategic planning, organizational development and other areas.

Hundreds of alumni have been placed on the boards of organizations such as Fulton County CASA, DeKalb County CASA, Create Your Dreams, Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, Apex Museum, Hands On Atlanta, CaringWorks, Auditory Verbal Center of Georgia, Senior Connections, 7 Stages, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Atlanta Community Toolbank, Georgia Micro-Enterprise Network, Ivy Prep Foundation and many more.

Organizations interested in recruiting graduates from V.I.P. are invited to submit an application to United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta at any time.

V.I.P. Agency application

For more information about V.I.P., contact Janice Robinson or call 404.614.1019, fax 404.614.1010.



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