Join a Committee! PSGA is membership driven -- we achieve only what we ourselves commit to. Any member (not just board members) can join a committee. By sharing your energy and expertise, you will help make PSGA an even more effective professional resource. You will help us plan and implement projects, meet grantwriters and some grantmakers, have some fun and sometimes learn inside information. Take a look at the committee descriptions below, then call or e-mail the PSGA office to volunteer.
- Conference Committee
PSGA’s full-day Annual Conference is the organization’s largest event of the year. A wide array of funders and other professionals teach workshops on a variety of topics, targeting all skill levels. In addition, attendees have an opportunity to watch funders deliberate over real proposals.
The Conference Committee meets throughout the year to plan the fall conference, but most work is done between March and November. Participation via phone is accommodated.
- Finance Committee
The Finance Committee oversees PSGA’s budget, working with the administrator and board to ensure the organization remains fiscally sound.
- Funders Forum Committee (Seattle)
This group plans and implements the annual Funders Forum in Seattle, including identifying and inviting funder representatives and coordinating logistics.
The Seattle committee works mostly from January to May.
- Funders Forum Committee (South Sound)
This group plans and implements the annual Funders Forum in Tacoma.
The committee works from August to December.
- Lunchtime Program Committee
The Program Committee develops PSGA’s Seattle lunchtime programs. Members brainstorm program topics, identify and recruit funders and other individuals to present at programs, recruit moderators, develop questions for panelists, and assist in coordinating logistics at the programs. This is a great way for you to get to know funders as a colleague rather than a grant applicant!
Short-term volunteering: The committee welcomes experienced professionals to participate in any single program of interest to them. The committee will work with you to organize and present a program, and you are not asked to participate in other committee activities.
- Membership Committee
The Membership Committee works to ensure that PSGA services and activities are aligned with the needs and expectations of members. In general, the committee establishes specific goals and processes for improving member services and engaging PSGA members.
The committee works with all committee chairs to identify volunteer opportunities and is responsible for recruiting volunteers and matching them with the committees' needs.
Short-term volunteering: The committee is responsible for organizing Grants Café and seeks volunteers who can help organize any specific Grants Café event.
- South Sound Committee
The South Sound Committee plans and implements bimonthly lunchtime programs in Tacoma to meet the needs of the South Puget Sound grantwriting community.
- Specialized Training Committee
The Specialized Training Committee plans and implements workshops that further professional development, based on members' needs and interests. The committee meets several times a year for planning; volunteers are encouraged to take the lead for a specific workshop.
- Technology & Communication Committee
The Technology Committee oversees the many ways in which PSGA serves its membership using technology as a tool for communication - such as the website, Listserv, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. The committee does not meet regularly but rather works through small task forces.
Task force opportunities: We welcome volunteers who can create content, post on social media, and edit and/or updated the information on the website and newsletter.