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.

For current volunteer opportunities, check out our profile on VolunteerMatch!

Finance Committee

  • The Finance Committee oversees PSGA’s budget, working with the administrator and board to ensure the organization remains fiscally sound.

Seattle Funders Forum Committee

  • This group plans and implements the annual Seattle Funders Forum, including identifying and inviting funder representatives and coordinating logistics.
  • The Seattle committee works mostly from January to April, depending on the event date.

Seattle Funders Forum Session Monitor Volunteers Needed

  • For the April 26th event from 8:30 am to 11:45 am (PST). As a session monitor, you will be supporting an assigned funder/presenter in all four sessions. As a thank you, your fee for the day is waived, and you will have access to all videos so you can catch up later!
  • If you are interested and available, please reach out to or learn more and apply on VolunteerMatch

South Sound Funders Forum Committee

  • This group plans and implements the annual South Sound Funders Forum.
  • The committee works from August to December.

Lunchtime Program Committee

  • The Program Committee develops PSGA’s 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 as 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.
    Hours: 2-4 hours every other month for both planning and outreach to speakers, etc.
    Commitment: We would love a 6 to 12-month commitment  

Membership & Marketing Committee

  • The Membership & Marketing Committee works to ensure that PSGA services and activities are aligned with the needs and expectations of members and promotes engagement opportunities. They also oversee social media, outreach, and website content. The committee does not meet regularly but rather works through small task forces.

The Membership and Marketing Committee is looking for volunteers to fill several roles:

Supporting social media posts: Looking for 2 to 3 volunteers who would like to help with one or more of these roles: Writing social media posts to promote programs and events, posting on our social media, creating images, and/or finding content for posts. We’d also like a volunteer who is interested in supporting our diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals through social media posts. You will likely liaison with several volunteers and/or committees.
Hours: 1 to 4 hours a month depending on the time commitment you want to make
Commitment: We would love a 6 to 12-month commitment
Committee: Joining the Membership and Marketing Committee is optional. The committee meets monthly.

Online content support: Over the next several months we will be creating online content to start a blog on the PSGA website. We have a great plan for curating the content, but we need more bodies to help us. We need 3 volunteers who can help in the following roles: Organizing content calendar, developing content guidelines, liaison with contributors, reviewing content, and writing short promos for the content.
Hours: Depending on the role, 2 to 4 hours a month (including a committee meeting) depending on the time commitment you want to make
Commitment: We would love a 6 to 12-month commitment
Committee: These positions are integral members of the Membership and Marketing Committee, which meets virtually once a month.

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.

The Specialized Training Committee is seeking a Logistics and Communications team member. This volunteer role is a great opportunity to meet people from across the sector and to learn more about the issues and skills in our field. Working on this committee, you can expect to have in-depth conversations with highly experienced people in the Philanthropy sector on topics that are critical to our work.
Logistics and Communications Role Specific Responsibilities: Manage the organizational communications calendar to ensure that the marketing and promotions schedule is met, review drafts of communications to add input and proof for errors, and support the committee by contributing to the development of program content.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee gathers resources and studies and discusses current best practices to advance Equity and Pluralism in the organization. We identify challenges and respond to feedback from members and then look for ways to solve barriers and address needs. The committee meets monthly on Zoom to assess ongoing initiatives and carry out tasks. For more information, please visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page.