WiD is always looking for committed, hard-working individuals to volunteer as part of a committee or on an as-needed basis. Among the many benefits for volunteers are the opportunities to:
- Expand your network in the fundraising community
- Engage in a purposeful way with leaders in the industry
- Build leadership skills and take on responsibilities that enhance your professional growth and resume
- Advance WiD's mission and, by doing so, contribute to the success of your fellow WiD members.
WiD Committee Volunteer Opportunities include:
Career Advancement and Coaching Committee:
Give back to the next generation of WiD! The Career Coaching program matches individuals who seek one-on-one career guidance from an experienced member of WiD. This exclusive benefit of membership is tailored to the goals and needs of each coachee as this program encourages ongoing mentoring relationships. This committee seeks individuals to serve as volunteer coaches, as well as help recruit new coaches from WiD membership.
Keep WiD’s programs and events top-of-mind for development professionals! The Communications Committee highlights WiD programs, events and benefits, synthesizes relevant news, builds community, and generates buzz about the organization and its activities. Committee members oversee the creation and maintenance of WiD’s marketing materials, our eNewsletter, and our social media presence.
Job Bank Committee:
Be in the know about job postings and help create “buzz” for WiD’s cornerstone resource: The WiD Job Bank. Use your facility with social media to help push out communications about the Job Bank and highlight a “job of the week.” If you have experience with public relations, are an expert communicator, or are experienced in the Search field, this is a great volunteer opportunity. Creative, enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in promoting the Job Bank are encouraged to apply.
Help WiD reach 1,000 members by sharing your passion for WiD! The Membership Committee volunteers serve as WiD ambassadors, encouraging friends and colleagues to join WiD and attend our events. WiD strives to attract and retain a wide, vibrant and diverse membership base. Committee members will greet and answer questions of event attendees, encourage individuals to become members during events, and follow up with individuals by email after events. Committee members also assist with strategic projects evaluating membership feedback and dues structure.
Execute events that will enhance your career and your network! The Program Committees plans events for professionals of various levels in their careers. Events handled by these committees include: Luncheons, Moving Up/Moving On, Insider Breakfasts, and Meet the Philanthropist (events for development professionals of all levels), Meet Ups (for mid-level fundraisers), and President Council programs (for senior-level fundraisers). The Program Committees seeks individuals with event planning experience, attention for detail, and a willingness to work with a team. Volunteers will prepare for these special programs, work assigned events, and ensure that programs run smoothly from start to finish.
Use your fundraising skills on and off the job to open doors for WiD! Raise revenue through corporate, nonprofit, and individual sponsorship to ensure WiD’s financial sustainability. These sponsorship funds help WiD to reduce the cost of membership dues, event ticket sales, and other organizational costs. The Sponsorship Committee seeks volunteers to engage and maintain relationships with sponsors for luncheons and other special events.
Volunteer Management & Leadership Development Committee:
Recruit and retain volunteers to support the committee-driven work of WiD! The Volunteer Management Committee is dedicated to recruiting and matching interested volunteers with our greatest needs and opportunities. This Committee helps to build the well of future leadership by matching the talents of WiD members to appropriate committees, giving volunteers an opportunity to shape the future of the organization. This committee seeks individuals who will promote the spirit of volunteerism, respond to volunteer inquiries, and create new volunteer recruitment strategies.
Woman of Achievement Award Luncheon Committee:
Become a part of our signature event where WiD recognizes a distinguished philanthropist in the field! The Woman of Achievement Committee plans and executes this exciting event slated for Spring 2015. Individuals with event planning experience or a deep desire to learn, as well as those with public relations and communications experience (especially social media) will be particularly valuable on this committee.
We recognize that our members are often pulled in many directions and cannot commit the time to serve on a committee. Volunteers at Large have the flexibility to pick and choose when they can participate according to their availability.
Volunteers at Large:
We may call upon you to welcome guests, sign in attendees, handle the microphone during Q&A portions of speaker programs, lead speed resume reviews, and more.