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Board Leadership Program

Prepare to lead positive change within the greater Iowa City area.

greater Iowa City area board education program

The Board Leadership Program (BLP) is a 6-month education series for individuals with professional or volunteer experience, preparing them to serve as board members confidently and effectively for local nonprofit organizations. Participants receive training, broaden their professional networks, and learn about opportunities in the greater Iowa City area. For questions regarding BLP, contact Mackenzie DeRoo at mackenzie@greateriowacity.com

BLP was created by Greater Iowa City, Inc., The Community Foundation of Johnson County, and United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties.

Applications for the 2024-2025 BLP cohort are open!

Application Deadline: August 30th, 2024 at 4:30pm

Tuition: $250

2024-2025 Schedule

Orientation

Thursday: September 26, 2024

12:00 – 1:00pm

Board Basics & Governance

Thursday: October 3,, 2024

7:30 – 9:30am

Nonprofit Finance 101

Thursday: November 7, 2024

7:30 – 9:30am

Fundraising

Thursday: December 5, 2024

7:30 – 9:30am

Advocacy

Thursday: January 9, 2025

7:30 – 9:30am

DEI

Thursday: February 6, 2025

7:30 – 9:30am

Strategic Planning

Thursday: March 6, 2025

7:30 – 9:30am

Graduation

Thursday: April 3, 2025

7:00 – 5:30pm

The purpose of BLP