United Way of Central Indiana prides itself in educating the community about important issues. From leadership and board development, to poverty simulations and training seminars for local nonprofits, United Way strives to strengthen our community impact work through educational opportunities.
Leadership United is a comprehensive community leadership and board development program of United Way of Central Indiana offered from January to June and from July to December each year. During the six-month term, participants commit to approximately 5 business days of training, or one day per month. But board and leadership training aren't all Leadership United offers. Participants will complete service work and will become part of a nonprofit board as part of their experience.
The Nonprofit Learning Center offers learning opportunities for nonprofit leadership and staff to grow their skills, their knowledge, and their impact. To achieve our vision in which ALL our community residents' needs are met, we offer NLC services to ANY nonprofit organization serving in Central Indiana.
The NLC provides practical, affordable learning opportunities through:
In 2021, the NLC workshop series will focus on three tracks - Grassroots, Racial Equity, and Operational Continuity.
The Nonprofit Learning Center has launched a series of trainings geared towards a variety of topics around nonprofit management and community impact. Register for the events below. Exact dates and facilitators are being confirmed for future meetings:
Upcoming NLC Sessions January - June 2021
Please click here to view all of the sessions for 2021.
Sign up to be notified of upcoming learning opportunities below.
Immersive Learning Experiences are powerful, experiential opportunities designed to deepen our understanding of complex issues that exist in our local community. By participating in an immersive learning experience, community members walk in the shoes of a neighbor, a fellow citizen struggling for self-sufficiency and a better life. Our programs focus on education about the issue at a local level, facing the issue through a virtual experience and then debriefing as a group to share our perspectives with others.
In One Moment
Brief, simple experience to simulate budgeting with limited resources; quickly develops a more complete understanding of the issues surrounding poverty.
Time: 30 minutes
Number of participants: Unlimited
Real Life. Real Choices.
Deeper dive into real-life Central Indiana family scenarios and how you can help; budgeting activity with tough choices to be made.
Time: 45-60 minutes
Number of participants: Unlimited
Gaining Perspective Through Immersion
Become part of a low-income family struggling to make ends meet in a simulated community; highly immersive and impactful.
Time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Number of participants: 55-88 participants
Questions about Immersive Learning Programs? To find out more, contact Margie Worrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-921-1203.
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The SAVI community assessment & planning tool is designed to help you learn more about your community’s population, social and economic issues, and resources. Use this tool to create a customized data report about the community of your choice.Learn more
The community report card provides a quick snapshot of how a community – in this case, a county or United Way service area – is doing in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health.Learn more
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