Board & Committees
Joining a committee or the board is an excellent way to get involved by contributing your time, talent and expertise to support our mission! Committees typically meet on a monthly basis for one hour, depending upon current board or association initiatives, activities & events. The board meets bi-monthly on the last Monday of each odd month for two hours.
Below are descriptions of committees that YWCA is currently seeking members for. If you'd like to volunteer on a committee, please complete this form and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org for interest in the Marketing or Development committee or email@example.com for interest in the Finance, Governance, or HR committee. Please include in the message what committee you are interested in or if you are interested in board service.
If you are interested in joining a committee but do not see one that seems like a good fit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. We often have several task forces running that may be a good fit.
YWCA Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets every two months to discuss relevant activity of the organization and make any recommendations or motions regarding changes in operations.
Review and discuss monthly financial reports, endowment performance and annual audits. Review, discuss and recommend investment opportunities and major capital expenditures and acquisitions. Board Treasurer chairs this committee.
Review and recommend policies to the board pertaining to governance issues and processes, including the orientation and training of new board members, the evaluation and improvement of the contribution of individual board members and officers, and the recommendation of bylaw changes. Develop a roster of potential board members based on the board profile, and will nominate all board members and officers.
Oversee a consistent and engaging marketing & communications strategy for the purposes of fundraising, program messaging, recruitment, branding and overall awareness. Advise on marketing & communications strategies and content development for various channels including social media, digital marketing, content marketing, public relations, newsletters, website and printed collateral. Periodically review marketing materials to ensure they are compliant with brand standards and provide a consistent voice and message across all channels. Collaborate and provide expertise on special projects as they arise.
Work with YWCA staff to oversee a consistent and engaging development strategy for the purposes of financial stability and sustainability. Advise on development strategies and corresponding collateral. Periodically review development materials. Collaborate with others for various special projects/events throughout the year and provide input on the development of new initiatives.
Work with human resource staff and leadership team to implement best practices for the protection of the organization and support of its employees. Review and advise on YWCA Employee Handbook, performance evaluation processes, benefit plans, pay scale, and job descriptions to ensure legal compliances are being met and staff are offered valuable support.