Structure of the Board
- Treasurer / Vice President of Finance & Strategic Projects
Vice President of Communications
Vice President of Membership & Outreach
Vice President of Professional Development
Vice President of Programs
Officers are responsible for coordinating their committees to achieve goals and programming determined at the annual Executive Board Retreat each August. They coordinate monthly meetings with their committee members and help ensure good communication between committees and the president. The board term commitment is for one year starting the 1st of August. For more detailed information, check out our DCEcoWomen Board Handbook and Chapter Policies – 2015.
Finance and Strategic Projects Committee
The Finance and Strategic Projects Committee consists of the Treasurer, who serves as Vice President, and one additional dedicated committee member, with help and support from other committee members as needed. The committee is responsible for the development of large-scale special projects that further the overall growth and expansion of DC EcoWomen, including, but not limited to submitting grant proposals, researching and implementing finance and membership management technology tools, finding new opportunities for growth into larger venue spaces, and spearheading the development of larger events, such as end of the year galas and conferences, as the committee and Executive Board deems appropriate.
The Communications Committee manages all communication efforts with the rest of the Executive Board. Serving as consultants to support the work of each of the other teams, women working with the Communications Committee will manage DC EcoWomen’s website, weekly newsletter, social media accounts and posts, blog posts, and community listserv/Google Group. The Communications Committee also coordinates with other committees to advertise and market all events, advising and editing as necessary to maintain the pristine, professional reputation, look, and feel of the organization. Committee members learn and grow skills in web design, social media, writing, editing, and brand management.
Membership & Outreach Committee
The keyword for the Membership & Outreach Committee is “sustainability.” We work to develop and execute fundraising campaigns to support the continued growth of DC EcoWomen, and we also play a lead role in organizing membership appreciation events and board recruitment. Annual responsibilities include Giving Tuesday and Do More 24 as well as fall and spring happy hours. As this committee becomes more actively engaged in corporate fundraising and grantwriting, we will look to quantify the impact of EcoWomen in the metro DC region, support strategic improvements to ongoing programming, and prepare for the next phase of growth for the organization. Ideal committee members are adept at seeing the big picture and creating a vision for the future while also being detail-oriented and focused on providing value to membership. Committee members grow skills in fundraising, marketing, generating business leads, event-planning, networking, and communications.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee is responsible for scheduling speakers for EcoHour and running the EcoHour monthly event, maintaining our mentor program, and providing workshops and other gatherings that highlight and help develop skills needed in the workplace. The committee members manage all logistics for events, run events, and put together the marketing language for the communications teams. Committee members meet and work with leading professionals in the environmental and career development fields, learn/expand event-planning skills and VIP management, and utilize networking skills to meet and identify leaders in the community.
The Programs Committee is responsible for all social and educational events and programming falling outside of the purview of professional development, averaging two events per month, focusing on providing opportunities for members to engage with each other, the DC community, and to have new experiences. This includes, but is not limited to, such programming as networking happy hours, annual parties, such as the Holiday Party, outdoor events, community volunteer opportunities, book and film club meetings, and family-focused activities. Committee members gain skills in event-planning and management, coordinating with other board committees, such as Communications and Membership & Outreach to ensure successful events.
Volunteer with DC EcoWomen
Want to get involved? Our organization is entirely volunteer run and always looking for extra help through our Support Crew and Blog Team. Go to this page to learn more about joining our Support Crew or Blog Team, and help our board members run our programs smoothly.