Jenny Watts - October 05, 2017
I have been in Cincinnati for nine years now. Recently, I have been wanting to find more ways to get involved in giving back to the Queen City community I now call home. This past spring, I participated in BOLD (Board Orientation Leadership Development), a program of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. BOLD is designed to help business professionals in becoming effective board members and pairing them with a variety of nonprofits to meet a range of community needs including helping children and youth succeed, families and individuals achieve financial stability, and individuals live quality lives.
Through participating in BOLD, I was able to learn about several different non-profit
organizations in Cincinnati and the role and responsibilities of being an effective board member. The curriculum covered a variety of topics including financial management, risk management, legal responsibilities, outcome measurements and fundraising. I was also able to connect with other entrepreneurs and business professionals and share experiences and best practices.
You can go to www.uwgc.org/BOLD to learn more about the BOLD.
After completing the BOLD program, I joined the BOLD Steering Committee, where I focus on alumni engagement. I also joined the Board of Directors for Ohio Valley Residential Services (OVRS), a Cincinnati organization that provides caregiving, support services, and housing for adults with developmental disabilities. ovrs.org/board-of-directors