Monday, October 10, 2011

Leaders on Board: Training the Next Generation of Non-Profit Leaders

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Asheville (YPA) are offering a new professional development opportunity to YPA members. Leaders on Board will provide a foundation for those interested in serving in a volunteer leadership capacity for a non-profit organization.

Individuals selected through an application process to participate in Leaders on Board will be required to complete an eight-hour training program taking place over the course of two evenings this November. The training sessions will cover a wide range of topics to prepare each participant to be an effective board member, including:

  • Legal Aspects of Non-Profit Management
  • Donation Solicitation
  • Reviewing Financial Statements
  • And More

Graduates of the training program will be connected with local non-profit organizations that have expressed interest in welcoming these leaders to their respective board of directors.

Individuals or non-profit organizations interested in participating in Leaders on Board should visit or contact for detailed information on qualifications, training sessions and an application. Individuals interested in being considered for the program must be a member of YPA and complete and submit an application by October 20, 2011. Accepted participants into the program will be contacted upon review of submitted applications.

Over twenty local non-profit organizations will be participating in the inaugural program, including:

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Asheville Design Center
Asheville Downtown Association
Behavior Analysis Center of Asheville
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Children First/ Communities in Schools
Homeward Bound
Irene Wortham Center
Manna Foodbank
The Pisgah Center
World Camp

About Young Professionals of Asheville

Young Professionals of Asheville (YPA), a program of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, connects young adults in order to better lead and serve the greater Asheville community. YPA welcomes young professionals (21 – 40 years of age) living in Western North Carolina to join in activities and events focused on professional development, fostering connection and serving others.

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