DANCEWORKS CHICAGO COMMITTEE PREFERENCE AND AVAILABILITY SURVEY

Thank you for your prompt response to this survey. We’re excited for the support we can bring to DWC through this new committee structure and are eager to get going. Please read the committee descriptions and respond to the following questions.

 

Board Development Committee

Expected to meet in off months between Board Meetings (and more or less as needed)

Near-term Board Development Priorities (to be confirmed with Committee Chair):

  • Discuss and further flesh out Committee mandate, goals, and near-term priorities.

  • Consider the addition of non-board members to the Committee.

  • Review board expectations and revise, as needed, to create realistic overall board and individual board member goals.

  • Review process for board recruitment and onboarding/orientation. Revise and formalize for best practices and consistency.

  • Identify desired characteristics and skills of board candidates, and devise strategies to find such candidates.

  • Set goals and timeline for implementing recruitment strategies.

  • Develop board self- evaluation criteria and process.

  • Set board education/ and training priorities and explore options.

  • Evaluate/Activate the Mentorship Council

  • Provide progress reports at board meetings (via Consent Agenda).

 

Public Engagement/Fundraising

Expected to meet in off months between Board Meetings (and more or less as needed)

Near-term Public Engagement/Fundraising Priorities (to be confirmed with Committee Chair):

  • Discuss and further flesh out Committee mandate, goals, and near-term priorities.

  • Consider the addition of non-board members to the Committee.

  • Use Marketing Playbook and list of marketing initiatives developed with Carol White to plan and execute activities that introduce new people to DWC.

  • Determine whether to hold a benefit. If so, what kind of event(s) would have the greatest potential to draw attendees and raise money? If not, what are alternative strategies for achieving DWC’s budgeted goal of $23,000? And fit within the expense budget… (Time Sensitive Item!)

  • Support staff-driven initiatives, as needed.

  • Identify potential individual and/or organizational partners.

  • Provide progress reports at board meetings (via Consent Agenda).

 

Finance Committee

(Small committee consisting of Treasurer, ED, President and 1 or so other Board Members. Meets in connection with annual audit and as needed.)

Near-term Finance Priorities (to be confirmed with Treasurer who will serve as Chair):

  • Discuss and further flesh out Committee mandate, goals and near-term priorities.

  • Provide Financial Oversight

    • Reporting

    • Audit (time sensitive!)

    • Sustainability Fund

    • Fiduciary Policies and Practices

  • Note: Treasurer will report to the board on committee activities as applicable within the Treasurer’s Report.

I would be willing to serve on the following committee(s)

Board Development

Public Engagement and Fundraising

Finance

I would be willing to serve on more than one committee with the understanding that we’ll be working to spread leadership/support responsibilities so that someone in a leadership role on one committee is in a support role on another.

No

Yes

Generally, times that with sufficient advance notice I can schedule to be available for meetings include: (check all that apply)

Weekday mornings

Weekday lunch hour

Weekday afternoons

Weekday late afternoons/early evenings

Weekday evenings

Weekend mornings

Weekend afternoons

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