Trident United Way and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce accepting applications for Lead United

January 25, 2023

Community Leadership Program equips participants with the necessary skills to serve on a nonprofit board of directors

North Charleston, SC— Trident United Way is once again partnering with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce for the 2023 session of Lead United, a six-week comprehensive community leadership and nonprofit board development program focusing on educating professionals to build the necessary skills for board-level service opportunities.

Throughout the program participants will hear from content experts at Trident United Way, community partners and current nonprofit board members to increase their understanding of community challenges for deeper engagement in the Tri-County region. The program’s goal is to build up the local nonprofit sector across the Tri-County with high-performing boards by developing a pool of trained and ready-to-serve volunteers who can fully understand the workings of nonprofits.

“I would recommend this program to both established and emerging leaders in our community,” said Richard Waring, 2022 graduate of the program and vice president and executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. “It will help participants to gain confidence in their leadership, to lead more passionately and, most importantly, it will help them to LEAD UNITED.”

Applications are currently open and can be submitted online through March 6 at The class will be limited to 30 people and accepted applicants will be notified within three business days of submission. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from March 14 – April 18, 2023, from 8-10 am at the Trident United Way offices in North Charleston.

About Trident United Way

Celebrating more than 77 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health. In 2021 The Chronicle of Philanthropy once again voted United Way as America’s favorite charity