Find Your Local United Way


United Way leads the way in building and maintaining a strong and healthy nonprofit sector supported by committed volunteers.

Through the Nonprofit Board Leadership Institute (NBLI), in partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation, we provide collaborative training for local nonprofit board chairs alongside their executive directors. The NBLI was developed in response to United Way-conducted research which found that nonprofit board chairs and executive directors were eager for joint learning opportunities that, until now, simply were not available.

Through the NBLI, leaders are provided with the knowledge, tools and support they need to continue to build their skills, ensuring they are prepared to effectively lead the organizations they serve.  The four-session institute focuses on cultivating the relationship between the executive director and board chair, financial sustainability, fund development, organizational assessment and helping leaders understand how they can help their organizations be more impactful.

This learning opportunity is available to select nonprofit organizations with annual budgets between $1 - $5 million. Participating organizations will also have the opportunity to apply for capacity building grants to support the implementation of key learnings from the NBLI.

View the grant recipients from the 2013 NBLI that were announced in October.

Enrollment for the next NBLI, taking place in fall of 2014, is now open.  Please view and complete the application here.

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