Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chamber's Boardwalk Program - Applications Now Available

The Council of Community Partners, a volunteer committee of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, will present its fifth annual Boardwalk training program from February 12 through March 19, 2010.

The 18-hour series is divided into six, three-hour sessions. BOARDWALK 2010 is a comprehensive, interactive training program designed to educate business and community leaders on how to be effective volunteer board members of nonprofit organizations.

Participants will learn about the following topics: Best practices in nonprofit governance and management, roles and responsibilities of board members, importance of fundraising and development, legal basics for nonprofit boards, financial oversight responsibilities for nonprofit boards, board/staff relationships and finding your place on the board.

All sessions are held in the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce Training Room, at 8420-B Gas House Pike, Frederick, from 8:15 a.m. until 12 noon. There is a cost to attend and limited scholarships are available. The program application, scholarship application and informational flyer are available online at www.frederickchamber.org.

Application and payment must be received at the Chamber office by December 22, 2009 for an early bird discount and the final deadline is January 15, 2010. Mail completed application and payment to the Chamber of Commerce at 8420-B Gas House Pike, Frederick, MD 21701, or fax to 301-846-4427.

For additional information about this program, contact Wendy Errera, Frederick Chamber of Commerce, at werrera@frederickchamber.org or 301-662-4553.