The fourteenth series of Community Builders of Greene County will begin August 27, 2018. The program will meet every other Monday through December 10, 2018. Classes will be held from 5:30-8:30 each evening in the CFGC Foundation Room at 106 E. High Street, Waynesburg.
Applications are being accepted through August 17th.
Community Builders provides training for persons interested in volunteering their time and talents to support Greene County nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit leadership program explores leadership, nonprofit development and board governance, financial management, strategic planning, marketing, resource development and volunteer engagement.
The series is geared to helping citizens become better volunteers and employees with non-profit organizations in the community, whether it be through activities such as serving on non-profit boards, volunteering on fundraising committees, or serving as a program staff.
Eight learning sessions are conducted by one or more local experts in the field of that week’s topic. A achievement ceremony is held at the end of the program when participants completing the course receive a Community Builder Certificate.
Each participant is asked to pay a $150 tuition fee which covers some of the cost of their materials and a light meal during each session. In some instances, the participant’s employer or organization may cover all or part of the fee for their employees or board members. A limited number of scholarships are available on a need basis for one-half of the tuition.
Nearly 200 individuals have completed the course since 2004. Many have become active members of local nonprofit boards, while others have expanded their roles as employees of nonprofit organizations. One Community Builder graduate recently said, “As a board member of one nonprofit and employee of another, I can’t tell you how much I have used what I learned in Community Builders to help make these programs stronger.” Several graduates also shared how the series helped them to build self-confidence and become more involved in their work and community.
Applications and schedule are available online at http://www.cfgcpa.org/community-builders/
For more information on Community Builders of Greene County call 724-627-2010, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.