Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the
only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
involvement is the best way to get the most of your AiP membership. You will meet other members, build
relationships, showcase your talents, and learn new skills. And more importantly
you will be working to help AiP achieve its mission:
- To inspire and educate advisors, helping
them make philanthropic planning with their clients an integral part of
- To create a unique network of support
through collegial relationships among an intentionally diverse spectrum of
professionals attracted to membership in our organization
- To promote the highest ethical standards in
the committee descriptions then complete the form at the bottom of the page to indicate your interest/willingness to volunteer. Contact Lauren Smigelski if you have any questions. Remember, only AiP members
in good standing may participate on committees.
CONFERENCE & EDUCATION COMMITTEE: 1st Monday at noon ET
The Conference/Education Committee plans the content for the annual Conference On Philanthropy and monthly webinars. Responsibilities include: determining conference themes and session topics; nominating keynote and breakout speakers; vetting and finalizing speaker line-up; post-selection speaker follow up; and event marketing and coordination with the Sponsorship Committee. AiP staff is responsible for all meeting logistics. This committee meets via conference call monthly throughout the year and more frequently during the speaker selection process from August – December.
MEMBERSHIP & MEMBER BENEFITS COMMITTEE: 1st Thursday at 3pm ET
The Membership & Member Benefits Committee keeps their finger on the pulse of AiP members to determine their wants and needs when it comes to the organization by creating surveys and conducting phone interviews and using the results of the surveys and interviews to identify trends in terms of what our members would like to see from AiP and recommending specific plans of action to the Board of Directors for implementing new benefits. They help to grow the organization through membership recruitment and retention. Duties include: contacting new members to welcome them to the organization; conducting exit interviews with lapsed members; identifying prospective members and planning recruitment campaigns.
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE: 3rd Wednesday at 3pm ET
The Community Committee works to bring the AiP message and mission to our audience where they live and work. This includes developing local AiP Chapters and speaking at industry events AIP being a collaborative leader in the philanthropic space will look to have its Community Committee forge strategic partnerships at both the national and local level, to where we can help them with the goal of bringing amazing content into these local communities.
MARKETING &AWARENESS COMMITTEE: 4th Tuesday at noon ET
The Marketing & Awareness Committee has a primary focus of creating awareness for the AIP Brand. Responsibilities include: Create annual goals and objective for submittal to the Board in the 1st quarter of the year (May –July); coordinate AiP’s presence in the print media, web media, social media, etc; facilitate the promotion and awareness of AIP’s webinars, conference, member benefits, etc.; create avenues where AIP members can get increased exposure in the mediums discussed above The Marketing & Awareness Committee works closely with all committees in order to make sure current events and other important information is being communicated through the proper channels to the proper audiences.