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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


Committee 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 their practice
  • 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 philanthropic planning

Review 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. All committee meetings are held via conference call. 


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. AiP staff is responsible for all meeting logistics.


MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING COMMITTEE: 1st Thursday at 3pm ET 
The Membership & Marketing Committee keeps their finger on the pulse of AiP members to determine their wants and needs when it comes to the organization. They help to grow the organization through membership recruitment and retention. Part of membership recruitment is also promoting and creating awareness of AiP through marketing. This committee also focuses on membership benefits and how they can be improved to improve the overall membership experience. 


COMMUNITY COMMITTEE: 3rd Wednesday at 3pm ET 
The Community Committee works to bring together the leaders of AiP chapters around the country. This is meant to be a place to share information about upcoming chapter events. Chapter leaders are also encouraged to share best practices or bring questions to this call.


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