2024 BOLD Application


We appreciate you taking the time to apply to the Tri-State's most respected board orientation and leadership development program!! Our purpose is to provide a transformative experience that will empower you to serve BOLDLY in your community.  


  • Prepare you for meaningful nonprofit board service. 
  • Connect you to a network of 250+ regional nonprofits and hundreds of BOLD alumni. 
  • Strengthen our community through a commitment to inclusive and diverse nonprofit board leadership.

BOLD 2024 Dates
BOLD meets virtually Thursdays on Zoom, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, except for Orientation and Graduation (first and last sessions), which are in person.


Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024
In-person Orientation: Feb. 15
Virtual Classes: Feb. 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14
In-person Graduation: Mar. 21

Application Deadline: Mar. 21, 2024
In-person Orientation: Apr. 4
Virtual Classes: Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2
In-person Graduation: May 9

Application Deadline: Aug. 8, 2024
In-person Orientation: Aug. 22
Virtual Classes: Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19
In-person Graduation: Sept. 26

Application Deadline: Oct. 3, 2024
In-person Orientation: Oct. 17
Virtual Classes: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14
In-person Graduation: Nov. 21

Questions?? Contact BOLD Program Director Jay Shatz at jshatz@leadershipcouncil.us
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Applicant Contact Information 

Please select the email address where you would prefer to receive course communications
Employer Information

Diversity is an important component of the BOLD program. The following information is included to help us understand the diversity you bring to the program. Diversity includes not only age, gender, ethnicity, but also skills, backgrounds, and experiences recorded in other sections of your application.

Applicant Questionnaire

Nonprofit Board Experience

Skills and Interests

Attendance Agreement
  1. The BOLD program runs 6 weeks: an in-person Orientation and Graduation plus 4 virtual sessions. All sessions are on Thursdays from 11 am - 1 pm EST.
  2. Prior to each class, there is about 30 minutes of asynchronous material posted on our learning platform that you need to watch and use as preparation for the live virtual class. We consider this material a critical part of the BOLD program. If you are absent from the live virtual class, we still expect you to complete this material.
  3. We understand that conflicts happen as you balance BOLD participation with work/life issues. Please notify Program Director Jay Shatz of a planned absence. If you cannot attend a session, we ask you to watch the recording of the virtual live session.
  4. Two unexcused absences qualify as dropping out of the BOLD program.
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Typically, employers pay BOLD tuition. We encourage you to speak with your management or HR about available professional development funds before you register.

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