The Research Triangle Park

United Way S.P.A.R.C. Training Program

Event Sponsor

United Way of the Greater Triangle

Event Contact

Quinn Novels
[email protected]

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800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Apr 2 4:00 pm - Apr 2 6:00 pm

 UNITED WAY S.P.A.R.C. PROGRAM (Strong Partnerships Activating Real Change)

United Way of the Greater Triangle recognizes the need to identify, recruit and place diverse leaders from the Greater Triangle into policy making roles to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies in our community.


What is SPARC?

United Way’s SPARC Program is a 6-week, 12-hour training program being offered in the spring of 2015. It is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills and increase diverse volunteer participation in nonprofit board and leadership positions in the Greater Triangle community. SPARC gives participants the tools to serve as effective board members of local nonprofit agencies. Workshops include nonprofit 101, board and staff roles and responsibilities, fundraising, and ethical and legal decision making. Applications are solicited community-wide. The selection committee reviews applications and selects no more than 25 individuals per class. The selection criteria are designed to recruit a group of demonstrated leaders who are diverse in their ethnicity, profession and community service.

For more information, contact [email protected]


Application Process

The spring 2015 application process is now OPEN. Apply here:

The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2015. Please include a headshot with your completed application. Upon acceptance into the program, a $25 non-refundable Board Commitment Fee is due at the first training session and $225 Fundraising exercise is due by the end of the program.

Completed applications can be faxed to 919.460.9019, emailed to [email protected], or mailed to:

United Way of the Greater Triangle
2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150
Morrisville, NC 27560

Upcoming Spring Training Dates:

Thursday, April 2nd
Thursday, April 23rd
Thursday, April 30th
Thursday, May 7th