Applications for the Spring 2024 Bootcamp are now open!
Spring 2024 Deadline: January 26, 2024
Please see eligibility requirements and FAQs below.
Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants
What is PBPA’s Black-Led Nonprofit Legal Bootcamp?
This is a free program offered to Black nonprofit executive directors selected through a competitive application process.
As a participant in Legal Bootcamp, you will receive tailored legal education, opportunities to connect and share experiences with other nonprofit leaders, and assistance developing capacity building action plans for your organization. You will also receive various policies and procedures that you may use in managing your organization including board commitment forms, conflict of interest policies, ethics policies, financial policies and liability waivers.
The program will cover the following units of study and leadership development:
- Module One – Board Roles and Responsibilities: board oversight; board and staff roles and responsibilities; conflicts of interest; financial oversight; record keeping
- Module Two – Fundamentals of Staying Legal: IRS rules; taxes; fundraising laws; government filings; essential policies and procedures
- Module Three- Assessing and Addressing Risk: managing volunteers and employees; contracts; assessing and addressing risk; waivers and insurance; addressing online risks; protecting your brand.
Who is our ideal candidate?
We are looking for Black executive directors who are new to their position and/or run emerging nonprofit organizations. Executive directors must meet the following criteria:
- · Have a commitment to a career in the nonprofit community;
- · Be able to attend all meetings in person; and
- · Lead a nonprofit that meets the following criteria:
- has a primary purpose to assist low-income or disadvantaged individuals in metro-Atlanta;
- has at least three active non-related board members that meet quarterly or more;
- offers current programming;
- generated at least $25,000 in revenue this year or the preceding year; and
- can provide proof of 501(c)(3) status.
PBPA client status is not required.
How do I apply?
Once open, applications can be filled out via a link on this page.
If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Randi Zelcer, client manager, email@example.com.
If I apply, am I guaranteed a spot?
No. Space is limited.
How much will it cost?
The program is free.
What are my obligations?
The program will take place over three consecutive months with a monthly time commitment of 10 hours comprised of a one-hour introductory session, three four-hour training sessions and guided self-study. You will need to:
- Be available to attend ALL sessions;
- Orientation: February 20, 2024, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (virtual)
- Session One: February 27, 2024, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (in person)
- Session Two: March 26, 2024, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (in person)
- Session Three: April 23, 2024, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (in person)
- Be on time for all meetings and calls and be prepared with the dial-in information for conference calls;
- Complete your assignments;
- Respond to all calls and e-mails from PBPA staff in a timely manner;
- Complete an evaluation following the completion of the program; and
- Inform your Board of Directors that you are participating in this program.
Can a board member or other member of my staff attend the training?
No. This is a leadership development program for current nonprofit executive directors only.
Does my participation in the Legal Bootcamp mean that the nonprofit I lead is automatically a client of PBPA? What happens if I leave my organization during the Bootcamp?
Your participation in the Bootcamp does not guarantee that PBPA will accept your organization as a client. However, the training that we provide will include the creation of action plans that will directly benefit your nonprofit. Because the program results will directly benefit your nonprofit, if you leave your position midstream, you will not be able to continue in the program.