By definition, an associate board is a leadership group of young professionals, usually 25-35 years of age, who help build the capacity of a nonprofit through their time, their networks, and their resources. These millennials provide meaningful engagement and development of leadership skills. Associate boards often build a foundation for the future as they are the pipeline to the next generation of philanthropists.
Associate Board members are asked to fulfill the following:
- Attend at least 75% of monthly meetings either in person or by phone
- Give and/or raise at least $1,000/year through event ticket sales or sponsorships, procuring silent auction items for Sounds of Silence and/or contributions from friends and family
- Active participation in Associate Board events through designing, attending, and recruiting event attendees
- Helping to leverage personal and/or professional connections to expand the CAWC donor network
- Recommending at least one new Associate Board member each year
Meeting monthly, except during the summer, the Associate Board leads at least three fundraising events each year and supports CAWC signature fundraiser, Sounds of Silence. They also help raise awareness about domestic violence through their attendance at community events. The Associate Board is led by a three-member Executive Committee.
If you are interested in joining the Associate Board, contact Brittany Yelnick Associate Board president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.