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Training for non-profit board members

RUTLAND - United Way of Rutland County, in conjunction with the James T. Bowse Community Health Trust are providing free training through service on a non-profit board of directors.

A five week session of classes will introduce various responsibilities of non profit board membership, including an introduction to leadership, community relations and marketing, finances and budgets, organizational oversight and liability and other legal matters. The classes will be held every Thursday for five weeks from noon to 1:30 p.m. beginning on Feb. 25 at the Heritage Family Credit Union on West Street. There is no cost to participate and students will be provided with a free lunch at each of the classes.

Candidates should have a desire to join a board at the conclusion of the training. This is also a valuable training for individuals that have recently joined a non-profit board. The class is available to the first 20 students that sign up. The program will help strengthen local non profit boards with new leadership and ideas.

For the final scheduled class on March 25, there will be a program completion celebration and mixer to meet and greet the graduates. All area non profits, event sponsors, instructors and other volunteers associated with the program are invited to the sixth class of Project Board Development. Please mark your calendar for 1:15 p.m. on March 25 to join. If you are associated with a non profit organization in Rutland County and are seeking volunteer leadership, this is a great opportunity to send your future leaders to the program or to recruit from the class.

For more details, contact United Way of Rutland County at 773-7477. You must register with United Way to participate in the program.

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