Branch Fund Chair Position Description
The branch fund chair oversees efforts to maximize the impact of strategic philanthropic development and donor stewardship to ensure sustainability of AAUW’s programs.
Responsibilities of Each Member of the Branch Board
- Take an active and collaborative role in leading the branch to plan and implement AAUW activities
- Align branch activities with state and national AAUW priorities
- Actively recruit new members and engage existing members in activities
Specific Responsibilities of the Branch Fund Chair
Responsibilities to Your Branch
- Be knowledgeable of the AAUW national fundraising and scholarship policies (AAUW Policies 501, 502, and 600) and ensure the branch complies with AAUW national policies and IRS regulations
- Be knowledgeable about AAUW programs that can help meet fundraising goals
- Honoring donor intent, inspire members to underwrite AAUW and its programs through (preferably undesignated) gifts
- Ensure member donations are submitted in a timely manner
- Work with other branch officers and committees to integrate fundraising with other priorities
- Participate in fundraising trainings such as AAUW webinars, AAUW workshops, or opportunities provided by other professional outlets
- Celebrate successful fundraising and its impact by thanking and recognizing donors through branch publications, at branch meetings, and with personal thank–yous
- Review AAUW quarterly branch donation reports and report any discrepancies to the state fund chair
Responsibilities to AAUW
- Be familiar with and adhere to all AAUW fundraising and scholarship policies, AAUW Bylaws, and IRS regulations
- Help members understand the vital relationship between AAUW programs and donor funding
- Dialogue with AAUW about member concerns or questions related to fundraising efforts or disbursement
- Submit donations in a timely manner using the AAUW Contribution Report Form
- Lead by example: Be an AAUW donor
Responsibilities to Your State
- Celebrate successful fundraising and its impact
- Share successful fundraising ideas
Leadership Skills Helpful to the Position
Experience in planning and goal setting, communications, marketing, team building, consensus building, formal or informal fundraising, and leadership development is helpful to the position.
Approximate time required for this position is two to five hours per month. Attendance at state conventions and the AAUW National Convention is encouraged.
Strategize and execute an effective plan to raise support for AAUW’s local and national programs.
Here’s everything you need to know about AAUW fundraising procedures, IRS regulations, and related state laws.
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