Lead United

Training Tomorrow's Leaders to Build a United Tri-County

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We'll connect you to community-minded people who want to make a difference in the Tri-County region.

Lead United is a comprehensive community leadership and nonprofit board development program. The purpose of Lead United is to equip participants with necessary skills to serve on a nonprofit board of directors. This six week program focuses on educating professionals and skill-building for board-level service opportunities. Additionally, participants will increase their understanding of community challenges for deeper engagement. During the program, participants will hear from content experts at Trident United Way and a myriad of community partners and current nonprofit board members.

Lead United is held in partnership with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.   

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Getting Started

Applications for the Spring 2024 class can be submitted through the link below. Please contact Katherine Torbush, Director of Strategic Volunteer Engagement by email at ktorbush@tuw.org with any questions.

  • Spring 2024 Class Dates

March 19 - April 23, 2024

  • Time Commitment

Six 2-hour sessions will be held in-person at the Trident United Way Offices on Tuesdays from 8:00am-10:00am

6296 Rivers Avenue, Ste. 200, North Charleston, SC 29406

  • Application submissions

Applications will be due March 8. Accepted applicants will be notified within three business days of submission.

  • Cost for Class

$400 payable by check or credit card prior to the first class date.

Fall 2023 Graduating Class

 Spring 2023 Graduating Class

Benefits of the Program

Graphic stating benefits of the Lead United program - understand responsibilities for service on a nonprofit board, deepen knowledge about challenges community faces, gain skills needed to successfully serve on nonprofit board, prepare for understanding of nonprofit accounting and financial reports, network with civic-minded professionals, prime you to seek future board service matching your passions

Our commitment to you is that you will walk away from this experience with more insight into the issues affecting the Tri-County region, and prepared to serve on a nonprofit board as well as learning about and developing new parts of your own leadership skill set. Lead United Participants completing five or more sessions will also receive a certificate of completion.

Contact Katherine Torbush, Director of Strategic Volunteer Engagement by email at ktorbush@tuw.org to learn more.