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

October 10, 2011

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 www.ypasheville.org or contact president@ypasheville.org 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.