Committee Descriptions

Greenville Women Giving Committees

To join a committee, please email and include your name and committee interests.

The Education Committee plans and implements education programs in each of our five granting areas.  In January, the committee meets and begins planning events for the following year.  Two or three members are assigned to schedule and arrange each event, with planning completed by April.  The committee hosts the five education sessions and occasional field trips between September and March.

Grants Review
Grants Review is responsible for evaluating grant applications, conducting site visits, and selecting grants for voting by all GWG members.  The Committee ensures that the grant-making process is fair, interactive and inclusive.  Committee members are enlisted in the fall.  Time commitment:  January through early April.  Members are expected to attend 4 – 6 meetings during this time, respond to frequent emails and make site visits to selected grant applicants.

Grants Assessment
Grants Assessment ensures that the planned outcomes of each grant are being accomplished within the accepted timeline and budget. Each member, who must have Grants Review experience, becomes a Liaison to one grantee. She will visit the grantee and submit a site visit report in the fall, a progress report in the winter, and will ensure completion of the grantee’s final report in June. She will be expected to attend 3 meetings and respond to emailed reports.

Membership Engagement
This committee works to retain and engage existing members. From pairing new members with a Mentor, to planning membership “mixers,” and Strictly Social outings, the goal is to help all GWG members feel integrated and appreciated.

  • Mentors: This program matches a new member, who requests it, with an established member who will welcome and introduce her to  GWG. Participation is an individual commitment to be a guide to a new member, contacting her directly when she first joins and personally inviting her to events throughout their first year of membership.

Membership Growth
The Membership Growth Committee is tasked with recruiting new GWG members. Members plan and orchestrate events for prospective members – from small get-togethers, to larger membership-wide “Each One Bring One” events. The committee meets 2-3 times a year for planning and each member will be expected to facilitate a few events. The committee is also responsible for identifying GWG members to be Greeters.

  • Greeters: This sub-committee enlists women to meet, greet and oversee sign-in at all GWG events. Greeters can volunteer as seldom or as frequent as suits their schedules.

Special Events
The Special Events Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the the Fall Kick-off Meeting in September, the Members Luncheon in February, and the Annual Meeting in May, with program input from the GWG co-chairs.  They also help with Ballot Showcase in April. The committee meets to assess venues and plan events, and communicates via telephone and e-mail.

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