Strategy and Fundraising Committee: Call for Participation
For the first few years since its founding in late 2010, IAP2 USA has been operating under fairly significant resource constraints. As a relatively small organization, and with most of our revenue still coming from member dues, our overall budget has been very limited. Many key initiatives and services wouldn’t be happening if it wasn’t for the amazing work of our volunteers. While a successful 2013 North America Conference and advances in other areas last year have helped stabilize the organization, a number of fundamental challenges remain.
The good news is that for the first time in many years, we finally have the bandwidth to tackle these long-standing issues head-on. To this end, the Board recently approved the creation of a new Strategy and Fundraising Committee, whose goal it is to help improve the overall financial health of the organization. Our efforts will build on the important work that was done by the Strategic Planning Task Force last year, whose updated strategic plan (DOCX) was approved by the Board in December.
So far, the committee consists of the following five Board members:
We are looking for collaborators with skills and expertise in the following areas (in no particular order):
- Fundraising and resource development
- Financial management
- Foundation relations and grant writing
- Corporate sponsorship programs
- Membership development
- Non-profit strategic planning
- Association management
- Non-profit marketing
If this is you, and if you have roughly 3-10 hours to spare per month over the next four months, please join the team!
Our kick-off call is this week:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
at 2pm Pacific Time (5pm Eastern)
Duration: 1 hour
Call in: 877-915-9897
Participant code: 3541711
The draft agenda currently looks as follows:
- Welcome & introductions (10′)
- About this committee: background, objectives, prior work, resources and materials (10′)
- Collaboration and decision making structure (5′)
- First round of idea exchange and discussion (20′)
- Next steps, incl. upcoming meeting schedule (10′)
Any comments or questions, please leave a comment below.