“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”
~ African Proverb
The WRWF Communications Committee is tasked with ensuring that communications across the organization support, elevate and emphasize the WRWF mission, and are delivered with a clear and consistent understanding of WRWF messages.
The Communications Committee is comprised of Sub-Committees including Marketing/PR, News Brief, Website and Social Media Teams. Each Sub-Committee works as a team as well as in collaboration with other Sub-Committees. Here is a brief description of each Sub-Committee.
Contact: Communications Chair Sandy McCullough – firstname.lastname@example.org, please email with any questions or thoughts.
The News Brief Team publishes an electronic News Brief once/month delivered via email to WRWF members and is the primary vehicle for communicating with membership. Team members focus on:
• Developing and publishing information on grantees, recent & upcoming WRWF events;
the work of the Foundation and other articles of general interest.
• We welcome participation from volunteers who are good writers and have some experience with
electronic publication processes. Let us know who you are!
Contact: Louisa Moats – email@example.com
This Sub-Committee develops opportunities for publicity, designs advertising, promotes our collective giving and cultivates supporters from the community at large. The team does this by:
We encourage women who have backgrounds in Marketing and/or PR, or who like to design and create advertising and publicity to join our energetic committee!
Contact: Joanne Wetherell – firstname.lastname@example.org
The social media Sub-Committee focuses on social media engagement through our Facebook, and Instagram accounts. We bring information on the following to our members and followers: Updates about WRWF activities, events, milestones, honors and awards; information about philanthropy, women’s issues and news and updates on our local non-profit grantees. Our work is timely and our team is nimble. We welcome new team members who are proficient in creating content and using social media platforms.
Contact: Carrie Morrow – email@example.com
The website team collaborates with all WRWF Committees to maintain updated website information and advises the WRWF Board on relevant website issues. We are actively seeking team members who are familiar with web-based information management – please join us!
Contact: Lynne MacKenzie – firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Education Committee is to present educational opportunities to our members that support the mission of WRWF.
Contact: Chair Louisa Moats – email@example.com
The Events/Social committee is responsible for arranging and executing the various meetings and social events during the year and offers assistance to the Membership Committee and the Education Committee on their mixers and forums. Our Committee organizes three main events:
Contact: Chair Penny Weiss – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the WRWF.
Contact: Chair Sylvia Miller – email@example.com
This Committee advises the WRWF Board on all governance matters. It welcomes input and ideas from all our members since governance issues are far reaching and can involve any aspect of the WRWF’s operation.
Contact: Gail Landis- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grants Committee is responsible for coordinating the annual pooled grant gifting process and for tracking grantees during the funding year. Committee members:
The primary purpose of Impact Teams is to understand how granted funds benefit the community and to verify that those funds are being used in the spirit of their awarded grant.
Talk about a growth spurt! As many of you know, membership in WRWF has grown dramatically in the past year. So it seems the membership committee’s efforts in recruiting new members are working. However, we’re also charged with making sure our members are engaged in our organization and continue to benefit from their membership. We accomplish our threefold task through a variety of member/guest orientation-recruitment events, through our connection process for new members and through smaller “Meet and Mingle” events for members and guests.
A more extensive orientation takes place three times a year; at our Après Ski Tea in the winter, the ‘Tini Party during the summer, and a welcoming Fall Brunch. The “team” meets the second Thursday of each month; we work year round and appreciate all hands on deck to assist with our many tasks.
Launched by Barbara Thrasher and Marcia Leibich several years ago, the mission of this Fund is to provide funding for education and services that can enhance non-profit organizations’ governance and internal effectiveness in achieving its mission of sustainability. Examples of capacity building grants include: information technology support and training, fundraising training, PR/communication skills training, financial and governance training, and training regarding ways to measure impact. The Committee is responsible for receiving and evaluating applications for grants from this fund.
Any questions please contact: Sylvia Miller email@example.com