Sponsorship Committee

Purpose

The Sponsorship Committee solicits and coordinates sponsors for the association and its activities.

Authority

The committee has no expressed or implied power or authority.

Membership

  • The board shall appoint the chair and members of the committee.
  • The president shall appoint one director as the board liaison. The board liaison is a non-voting member of the committee.
  • The committee may include non-director persons whose experience may assist the committee in the performance of its duties.

Current members

  • Tonya Oaks Smith, Chair
  • Robin Smail, Board Liaison
  • Ben Rapin

Responsibilities

  • Works with vendors on all levels of sponsoring during events:
    • Annual conference
    • Workshops
    • Academies
    • Regionals
  • Explores new ideas and areas for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Evaluates sponsor pricing levels to ensure they are correctly priced.
  • Reaches annual conference corporate partnership income goals while striving to keep sponsor discounts below 25%.
  • Develops, implements and maintains model for strategic sponsorships and grants.

Operations

  • Meets no fewer than 10 times per year, at the call of the chair of the committee.
  • Maintains minutes of all meetings.
  • Manages sponsors email inbox.
  • Reviews this charter annually and recommends changes to the board of directors.
  • Follows association policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains documentation about committee roles and procedures, including how this committee collaborates with others.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other committees and board of directors to accomplish association goals.
  • Provides quarterly updates to the board of directors.