COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS AND COMMITMENT

Members here's your chance to connect at a higher level!

Building leadership capacity is vital in any business, especially when trying to scale your business in this new economy. 

NAWBO Southern Nevada offers you the opportunity to hone your leadership skills by serving on one of our committees and becoming part of the team that drives this organization.

The following opportunities are open to NAWBO Southern Nevada "members only" as an exclusive membership benefit.

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  1. Advocacy & Public Policy Committee:

Monitors legislative matters - local, state, and national making the membership aware of relevant issues. Encourages voter registration and participation. Uses and disseminates information and tools provided by NAWBO National. Develops and participates in programs and events aimed at forwarding the public policy agenda. Coordinates and conducts advocacy workshops, biennial legislative opportunities like Chamber Day and Women's Lobby Day. Invites and facilitates elected and appointed officials to attend NAWBO Southern Nevada events.

What's In It For Me? The perfect opportunity for political junkies to engage at an organization level!

Commitment averages 2 - 3 hours per week.

  

  1. Business Development Committee:

Develops relationships with corporate and government purchasing/procurement departments, represents NAWBO Southern Nevada at related meetings, expos and events. Facilitates the flow of information and opportunities to our membership.

WIIFM? Develop relationships and discover opportunities for your own business while sharing knowledge and providing opportunities for the membership.

Commitment averages 2 - 3 hours per week.

  

  1. Community & Affiliate Relations Committee:

Leads and facilitates membership involvement in local charitable projects and programs with the goals of giving back to the community and elevating NAWBO Southern Nevada as an organization that is engaged in its community. Develops and nurtures relationships with new and existing community affiliates. 

WIIFM? The opportunity to become involved with non-profits and charitable organizations at a group facilitator level.

Commitment averages 2 - 3 hours per week.

  

  1. Communications & Graphics Committee:

Communication enthusiasts create content, communicate news, events and information to the membership through an e-newsletter, mail campaigns, social media and blogs. Manages and updates website content, events calendar, event registration. Writes and edits copy.

Graphic enthusiasts design announcements, flyers, graphics, banners, program books and ad artwork for both print and web, and provides overall artistic direction. Manages NAWBO and corporate sponsor logos, helps design and maintains oversite on branding strategies.

Together the team manages online engagement, looks for opportunities to drive traffic to website and engagement on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Produces reports on traffic and stats.

WIIFM?  A unique opportunity to showcase your talent and build your portfolio.  Provides teamwork experience.

 Commitment averages 2 - 4 hours per week.

  

  1. Corporate Partners Committee:

Identifies, develops and solicits new corporate partners and sponsorship opportunities. Cultivates and manages relationships and ensures benefits are utilized. Develops and designs the Corporate Partner and Sponsorship Opportunities catalog. Creates sponsor benefit worksheets. Designs and develops data templates, tracks and records outcomes and assembles reports. Designs a pitch deck and presentation. Don't worry, we will guide you.

WIIFM? Relationships!

Commitment averages 3 - 6 hours per week.

  

  1. Events Committee:

Provides logistics, A/V and brand display support. Responsible for setting up, breaking down and running registration, coordinates placements of NAWBO, sponsors and speakers brand displays and materials, and membership material table. Responsible for coordinating and managing expo tables. Facilitates raffles, games or silent auctions when appropriate.

WIIFM? If you're not a natural networker, this is an opportunity to get to know new people. For those who are in the events management business, here's your opportunity to gain experience working unique events such as a large scale awards program luncheon, workshops and expo events and other special events.

Commitment averages 3 - 6 hours per week.

  

  1. Finance & Reports Committee:

A perfect opportunity to train for the Treasurer or Secretary board position. The Finance Committee will work in collaboration with the Treasurer and Secretary to prepare financials, meeting notes and reports. Will track membership demographics, participation; as well as, other stats. Tracks and reports on Corporate Partners participation and benefits in collaboration with the CP chair. Tracks and reports on event RSVPs and actual attendance, etc.

WIIFM? An opportunity to work collaboratively in a team setting.

Commitment averages 2 - 3 hours per week.

  

  1. Leadership Training Committee:

    The leadership committee identifies key competencies to assist Committee Chairs and E-Board with professional growth.  The committee coordinates and arranges an annual team building event and other leadership programs to enrich committee members and the membership.

    WIIFM?  Be a trusted partner in building the NAWBO Southern Nevada organization.

    Commitment averages 2 - 4 hours per week


  2. Marketing/Public Relations Committee:

Marketing: Develops, implements and manages an annual marketing plan to: 1) to reach new women business owners; 2) increase membership; 3) promote and increase turnout at events and 4) increase overall awareness of NAWBO Southern Nevada.

Public Relations: Writes press releases and looks for earned media opportunities to raise visibility, serves as media liaison, identifies opportunities to publicly spotlight-worthy members in the media/news.

WIIFM? An opportunity to shape the organization's marketing message and strategy. Develop media relationships.

Commitment averages 2 - 4 hours per week.

  10. Membership Committee:

Develops, implements and manages an annual strategy plan to: 1) actively recruit new members; 2) engage new members with 6 personal touches and existing members with at least 3 personal touches annually and 3) maintain a healthy retention ratio.

Coordinates new member orientations, the annual membership drive (Mar-Apr) and the grand-finale "Red Carpet Event," with the goal of competing against other chapters and winning NAWBO national membership drive contest. Serve as greeters to welcome and guide members and guest at events. Navigates members through membership benefits and opportunities.

Recommends and facilitates member spotlights in newsletter and website. Recommends member's business locations for events, mixers, etc.

WIIFM? If you are competitive, numbers and goal driven or if your business benefits from meeting business owners from all fields or if you're a people person, love to talk one on one, a natural networker, this committee is for you!

Commitment averages 3 - 6 hours per week.

  

11. Program Committee:

Researches, recommends, and books amazing talent/speakers for NAWBO Southern Nevada programs. Serves as liaison to speakers, arranges transportation and lodging when necessary and develops long-lasting relationships with them. Facilitates logistics, A/V, brand display and materials for speakers. Obtains or develops speaker's bio, picture and presentation write up for promoting event, event introduction and PowerPoint. Responsible for designing relevant, engaging and impressive programs, events, workshops, presentation topics and themes.

WIIFM? An opportunity to develop relationships with speakers from in and outside Southern Nevada, as well as, an opportunity to showcase your programming skills and creativity.

Commitment averages 2 - 5 hours per week.

 

12. Women of Distinction Awards Program Committee:

This committee is responsible for the planning and implementation of our annual signature event. This event requires lots of "women power" and has several sub-committees.

Planning begins in August and goes through March each year.

WIIFM? The opportunity to work on a special event in grand scale! It's fun and a great exercise in teamwork.

Commitment averages 3 - 6 hours per week.