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September 15, 2016 @ 8:30 am - November 3, 2016 @ 8:30 am


First Session: September 15, 2016 @ 8:30am – 10:30am
Final Session:November 3, 2016 @ 8:30am – 10:30am


What is SPARC (Strong Partnerships Activating Real Change)?
Real solutions sparked by a community united for transformative change requires diverse voices, creative thinkers, and dynamic leaders from across the Triangle area. Social issues are complex, wicked problems that call for people to get involved by committing to work together toward solutions.  Our SPARC Program is designed to connect with people who care about learning more about the issues and how they can participate in creating powerful, positive changes in our community.

What is SPARC Nonprofit Board Training? 

United Way’s Nonprofit Board Training is a 6-week, 12-hour training program being offered each fall and spring. Designed to develop and enhance your leadership skills, SPARC Nonprofit Board Training gives you the tools to serve as effective board members of local nonprofit agencies. Workshops include:

  • What is a Nonprofit Board and How Does It Work?
  • Board and Staff Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
  • Building a Diverse Nonprofit Board
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising

A selection committee reviews applications and selects no more than 25 individuals per class. The selection criteria are designed to recruit a group of demonstrated leaders who are diverse in their ethnicity, profession and community service experience. Upon acceptance into the program, a $25 non-refundable Board Commitment Fee is due prior to the first training session.

For more information, contact sparc@unitedwaytriangle.org

Application Process and Session Dates
The Spring 2016 application process is now OPEN. Click Here to Apply

The application deadline is Friday, September 2, 2016. Please include a headshot with your completed application. Upon acceptance into the program, a $25 non-refundable Board Commitment Fee is due at the first training session.

The session dates are listed below; All sessions are at United Way of the Greater Triangle from 8:30AM-10:30AM. Come early for a light breakfast and networking from 8:00AM to 8:30AM. (map below)

  • Thursday, September 15
  • Thursday, September 29
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Thursday, October 20
  • Thursday, October 27
  • Thursday, November 3

Completed applications can be faxed to 919.460.9019, emailed to sparc@unitedwaytriangle.org, or mailed to:

United Way of the Greater Triangle
2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150
Morrisville, NC 27560



September 15, 2016 @ 8:30 am
November 3, 2016 @ 8:30 am
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