Project Blueprint

United Way of Denton County’s Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training program is designed to train community volunteers to become qualified, quality board members of non-profit organizations in Denton County. The training consists of a series of meetings where the following areas are taught:

Governance (Mission Statements, Vision Statements, Developing & Reviewing Programs, Funding Relationships, Policies, Strategic Planning, Board Self-Assessment)

Board and Agency Relations (Recruitment, Succession Planning, Tenure, Diversity, Human Resources, Personnel Policies, Board vs. Staff Roles)

Operations of the Board (Board Functions & Responsibilities, Meetings, Committees, Code of Ethics, Conflicts of Interest, Bylaws, Legal Issues & Insurance, Job Descriptions)

Finance & Fundraising  ( Fundraising Plans and Goals, Fundraising Ethics, Budgets, Financial Statements, Accounting Policies & Reporting, Investments, Management & Oversight, 990’s, Audits)

Marketing (Special Events, Types of Giving, Marketing Plans, Public Relations)

Each module taught will be presented by an expert in that field, and will consist of group exercises and a test. Each graduate of Project Blueprint will be placed for service with UWDC or introduced to an agency that matches their interests and passion.

2012-2013 Project Blueprint Steering Committee:

  • Ray Croff - Chair
  • Mike Brucia
  • Bret Chance
  • Gene Cherrnay
  • Jannibah Coleman
  • Mariella Cudd
  • Rett Dean
  • Ling Hwey Jeng
  • Guy Phillips
  • Carrell Ann Simmons

If you would like to learn more about Project Blueprint, download this flyer or contact Leah Jordan either via phone at (940) 566-5851 x105 or via e-mail at

If you would like to sign up to take the Project Blueprint course, please download, complete, and return this pdf document!

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