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The United Way of Greater Kingsport knows that better boards make better nonprofits. That's why we have partnered with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits to offer a customized, comprehensive nonprofit governance training, allowing participants to better serve at a board leadership level in any nonprofit.

  • Spring Cohort will begin February 2024
  • Fall Cohort will begin August 2024
  • Four 1.5 hour sessions with ABN facilitation on 1st Tuesday
    (2 In-Person classes, 2 Zoom classes) 
  • Access to online toolkit full of resources
  • 25-person max

Sign up here

A Rising Leader, will complete all 6 Learn United sessions and will be given the additional option to complete Leaderboard Training.

  • Minimum 2-year commitment to a UWGK Vision Council or Committee
  • Year 1 = Learning | Year 2 = Leading
  • Cohorts will be recognized by UWGK Board of Directors as "Rising Leaders" upon completion of the volunteer commitment and Learn United sessions.
  • Primary Goal: create a "deep bench" for UWGK volunteerism and committee / vision council leadership. Secondary: foster a culture of leadership with collaboration across committees and vision councils.

If you are interested in becoming a Rising Leader, send us an email at frontdesk@uwaykpt.org

The Learn United series is comprised of six UWGK-led sessions that take an in-depth look at community impact at UWGK and our Greater Kingsport region.

  • 90 minute topical sessions on Metrics, Education, Income, Health, ALICE, & ACEs
  • All sessions will be open to the public and advertised as a "Learn United" opportunity each month via regular UWGK communications platforms
  • "Rising Leaders" cohorts will complete all 6 Sessions as part of their commitment
  • Anyone who completes all 6 Learn United Sessions will be recognized by UWGK Board


Contact us if you are interested in attending a Learn United session