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Young Leaders Program


Are you interested in:

  • Giving back in a really meaningful way?
  • Gaining access to a higher level of networking?
  • Using your skills to make a significant Impact on a great organization?
  • Showing your company what a great leader you are?

Non-Profit Board Service is a great opportunity to make a big difference in your community gaining the professional skills and network you need to get you to the next step in your career.

Young Leaders Board Orientation Program

The Young Leaders Board Orientation Program (YLP) is an annual leadership development program for young professionals under 40 to gain knowledge and skills for effective nonprofit board service. Through 6 evening workshops, participants obtain nonprofit governance acumen and are provided with opportunities for board and committee engagement through United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) Impact Partners and other local nonprofit organizations. The curriculum covers board member roles and responsibilities, nonprofit organizational life cycles, legal and ethical issues, fundraising, finance and developing board and administrator relationships.

Join us for the 2017 Young Leaders Board Orientation Program

Session 1: Nonprofits 101
Wednesday, March 22

Session 2: Fundraising
Wednesday, April 5

Session 3: Fiduciary Responsibilities
Wednesday, April 19

Session 4: Legal and Ethical Issues
Wednesday, May 3

Session 5: Board Life-Cycles + Panel
Wednesday, May 17

Session 6: Agency Fair
Wednesday, May 31

All sessions will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Pyramid Club:
1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Young Professionals Changing Philadelphia’s Nonprofit Board Scene

Want to learn more about the program? UWGPSNJ is hosting the annual Young Leaders Program (YLP) this spring and is offering you the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the program at our special Preview Party. Join us at the Pyramid Club where you can meet YLP alumni and instructors and participate in an interactive panel discussion about how Young Professionals are changing the Nonprofit Board scene in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, January 24
5:30 p.m. - Networking
6:00 p.m. - Programming
Cost: $20

Please RSVP by January 16.

Questions? Please contact

Special thanks to YLP sponsor Stradley Ronan.


The YLP Board Orientation Program
is Held in Partnership with: