Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Women’s Impact Fund! Please use this form to indicate your committee preferences. Questions concerning committee activities should be directed to thecommittee chair listed on the Committee Descriptions page.

Thank you for your participation and for your commitment to women’s philanthropy in our community.


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Please review the available volunteer committees below and mark ALL in which you have an interest. If you select more than one committee, it is assumed you want to serve on multiple committees. All committee descriptions are available on the 2nd page. PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in Grants, Community Impact or Strategic Planning, all are also filled/closed for the 2016-17 program year**

Member Engagement - please indicate specific area(s) of interest:

Women’s Impact Fund 2017-18


Committee Descriptions Committee

Time Commitment

Committee Leadership

Audit Committee

Engages the external audit firm and oversees the scope of & preparation for the annual review/audit. Committee chair serves as compliance officer under the Conflict of Interest & Whistle Blower policies. Committee is for CPAs & individuals who understand financial statements and/or governance issues.

Requires 2-4 committee meetings annually. Most work is done via phone or email.

Katie Susong, Chair



Communications & Marketing Committee

Responsible for creating compelling content for newsletter, social media, website, & Mission Moments as well as building awareness of our philanthropic leadership & community impact through external media outreach. Skills/interest needed include writing, media relations, marketing, graphic design & photography as well as interviewing, public speaking, creating & editing video, and strategic communications planning.

Committee meets monthly.

Additional work via email.

Jean Miller, Chair



Community Impact Committee ** Committee is Full/Closed

Responsible for the ongoing evaluation of approved WIF grants & identification of opportunities to stay connected with grantees after grant cycle is finished. Includes periodic contact with grantees, annual financial review & preparation of interim & final grant reports for WIF Board of Directors. Prior experience on a Grants Team is helpful but not required as training is provided. Ideal for those who enjoy seeing progress as programs are implemented, can write & communicate well, and can work independently.

Begins working with grantees after grants are awarded. Evaluations are twice per year (late summer & early winter). Committee meets every 6 weeks to 2 months & communicates frequently by email.

Candice Langston, Chair



Development Committee

Responsible for developing & executing a comprehensive development plan to support special projects & the long term sustainability of WIF. Work groups include Annual Fund, Major Gifts Initiative, Legacy/Planned Giving & Corporate Sponsorship. Skills needed include writing, relationship building/networking & creative event planning and development/marketing & sales exp.

Committee meets bi-monthly. Additional work done via email and work group meetings.

Ellen Rankin, Chair



Events & Logistics Committee

Provides support for event & meeting planning, execution & on-site management for the Grants Committee, the Member Engagement Committee & WIF as a whole.This committee is for women who are social, who like meeting planning & event coordination, and who enjoy working with people.

May volunteer for one or

more events. Most communication/planningvia email and phone. Events occur on weekdays.

Courtney Clark, Chair



Finance Committee ** Committee is Full/Closed

Responsible for developing the annual budget & monthly Board financial reports, monitors revenues & expenses, provides financial expertise to other committees, and works closely with the WIF staff.

Monthly meetings with more involvement March-June as budget is developed & finalized.

Bronwynne Henry, Treasurer/Chair



Grants Committee

Responsible for evaluating programs for WIF funding in each of 5 focus areas; determining & presenting the top 2 programs to the membership for its vote. 5 work teams: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, & Human Services.

Sept.-Nov. & Jan.-April; periodic full comm. & work team mtgs., grant application review, site visits & ballot writing.

Gina Lawrence, Chair



Member Engagement Committee

Responsible for the recruiting, retention & education of members. Committee oversees Social Hour for Social Issues, Wine & Wisdom, New Member welcome & orientation events, in-home gatherings for member fellowship, and activities related to member retention.

6-8 committee

meetings. Additional work via email, phone & volunteering at events.

Marcie Shealy, Chair



Strategic Planning Committee ** Committee is Full/Closed

Responsible for the on-going implementation & evaluation of our organization’s Strategic Plan, a living document that consistently guides WIF. The newest of the committees is great for bold & strategic thinkers.

3 hours per month

Christy Bostic, Chair