We would love to have your participation on an AFP Palm Beach County Committee. There are a number of opportunities to get involved.
Develop and assist the chapter in establishing positive interaction with local media and membership; maintain a current calendar and current media contact list; provide news releases for monthly programs and events; encourage media to attend monthly meetings, to contact President for comments on philanthropic issues; maintain publicity for chapter; coordinate publicity for National Philanthropy Day event. Contact Sarah Turner, Committee Chair
Help to combine fundraising and multi-cultural diversity; contact prospective members from socially and culturally diverse groups; extend invitations to identified population to monthly luncheons; work with VP of Programs plan a diversity luncheon or “brown bag” program to educate board and chapter membership; contact national to obtain updated diversity materials and programs; work with Scholarship Chair to encourage participation of professionals from smaller, underrepresented groups.
Work with national and chapter members to identify local sites to host the AFP Audio conferences. Prepare calendars of upcoming audio conferences, confirm logistics, and be there to facilitate the 60 minute webinar conferences. Determining issues such as downloading or connecting to the webinar for workshops and seminars. Encourage, assist, and provide mentoring opportunities for all members; recruit a task force of seasoned members willing to serve as mentors in their particular area of expertise; publicize the mentoring program.
Keeps chapter and board members informed of important public policy issues related to philanthropy and fundraising; acts as a liaison between the chapter and Public Affairs Dept. of AFP national; monitors local issues; distributes appropriate materials in a timely manner; publishes articles related to government relations in the chapter newsletter/website; encourages members to write letters on public policy; works with VP of Programs to ensure that at least one chapter luncheon meeting per year focuses on government relations. Also a member of the Florida Caucus, which does strategic planning for Florida’s Bi-Annual Planet Philanthropy Conference, and participates mostly in conference calls.
Follow up on all membership inquiries by mail, e-mail, phone and meetings; order membership materials from national; attend monthly board and luncheon meetings; mail applications and checks directly to national; update last year’s Membership Directory; recognize, greet and be seated with new members at monthly meetings; organize annual Membership Summer Social; determine nature, location, and date to be held (usually in August); recruit committee to help plan and carry out event; obtain approval and budget from Board; publicize event to membership through newsletter, website, press release; encourage participation and ensure that event takes place within budget.
Solicit speaker ideas from membership; arrange, confirm and host speakers at regular monthly luncheon meetings; provide necessary information to publicity and newsletter chairs in a timely manner. Work with board to provide a variety of host locations and sponsors for programs where appropriate. Ensures programming complies with Ten-Star Award and includes luncheons covering diversity, ethics and government topics.