2020 Foundation Development Committee

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Signup Deadline: 11-28-2019
Starts: 01-01-2020
Ends: 12-31-2020
Location: Kick-Off Meeting: 1575 I Street, Washington, DC 20005 volunteer opportunity location


What is the Foundation Development Committee?
The committee is comprised of volunteer leaders who support the work of the ASAE Foundation by creating awareness of the Foundation’s value and assisting with the identification and securing of financial resources within the association community.  This is a fundraising group. This group requires one face to face meeting each year.  The first conference call will be held in December as a virtual orientation (mandatory for new members).  In January a face-to-face meeting will be held in Washington, DC at the ASAE Headquarters.
How is the Committee organized?
The Committee is led by a chair, and the vice-chair assists with committee management.  The ASAE Foundation fundraises on a calendar year. Committee Chair Rick Burt, CAE assumes Chairmanship on January 1, 2020, and will serve through the calendar year 2020.  Committee members for this recruitment will be asked to serve from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Committee members may work with specific subcommittees to meet Foundation goals for the Annual Fund and specific events and initiatives.  The Committee is supported by a staff liaison and a senior staff liaison who works with the group on a day-to-day basis and provides overall strategic leadership to the group consistent with the goals and objectives of the ASAE Foundation.  Each committee member is usually appointed for a one-year term and may be reappointed for no more than a total of three consecutive years of service. 
How often does the Committee meet?
The Committee holds at least one in-person meeting each year, beginning with a kick-off meeting in early January held in Washington, DC.
Every other month, the committee will meet virtually via conference call. All volunteers are invited to a volunteer recognition reception at ASAE Annual Meeting. A full schedule of Foundation events at the Annual Meeting will be provided to Committee members in advance.
Who pays my expenses?
Committee members (or their organizations) pay their own travel expenses to attend meetings. Most meetings are scheduled to take advantage of larger ASAE meetings.  Hotel rates average $195.00/night.  ASAE does not reimburse committee members for travel.
What are my responsibilities as a Committee member?
Committee members are expected to attend committee calls and meetings (as outlined above), actively participate, and directly solicit donations from individuals, organizations and for-profit companies. For more information see the general “Committee Member Position Description” included below
Work for the 2020 Committee?
  • Evaluating the value proposition used to secure donations;
  • Informing the creation of new fundraising opportunities and the messaging utilized to promote them;
  • Collaborating with the Research Committee as needed for current and future project planning;
  • Assisting the Chief Development Officer by leveraging professional relationships and affiliations to directly solicit donations from individuals, organizations and for-profit companies;
  • Speaking on behalf of the ASAE Foundation using staff prepared talking points at face-to-face meetings when feasible;
  • Soliciting current and past donors by personalizing and disseminating ASAE Foundation communications tools prepared for committee members;
  • Supporting the ASAE Foundation through participation in fundraising events such as The Classic, golf tournaments, Five-Star Weekend, The Pour and other events, that exist now or will be created in the future, to benefit the Foundation.

Applicant Requirements (All things a member must be available to do for this opportunity):
  • Attend monthly conference calls to provide and hear updates on committee traction
  • An interest in fundraising and a willingness to learn best practices.
  • Any other important information for the applicant- You will be required to make donation asks of others.

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Industry Experience


Eric Wood