The latest class of United Way BOLD: Board Orientation & Leadership Development began with a new group of leaders and the announcement of a new scholarship.
The six-week leadership development program trains participants to step into volunteer roles on nonprofit boards and committees. To strengthen the pipeline of skilled candidates, the organization introduced a diversity scholarship, made possible by a sponsorship from LARaterman Associates.
“This scholarship is just one way we are implementing solutions to address the lack of diversity on nonprofit boards,” said Jennifer Ingram, United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion.
The BOLD program expanded the number of classes offered this year, with support from Fifth Third Bank.
“BOLD aligns with Fifth Third’s core value of community involvement,” said Tim Elsbrock, senior vice president and regional president at Fifth Third Bank. “We look forward to enhancing our great partnership.”