This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Committee Member Expectations
Are you looking to share your skills and positively influence others to make a difference in your community? The Center for Independent Living is looking for volunteers with excellent leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills to join our 3 rd Annual Celebrating Independence Gala Committee. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 23 rd at Leu Gardens 6:30pm-9:30pm.
An evening filled with CIL’s mission a cocktail hour, dinner, silent & live auction, and awarding the Beverly Chapman Legacy Award.
Work closely with event chair and CIL staff to implement action plan/timeline and reach event goal of $33,000 and 125 attendees
Collaborate with CIL staff to identify potential event/table sponsors, ticket sales, silent & live auction items, in kind donations and revenue enhancers
Promote CIL’s Celebrating Independence Gala in the community through presentations, meetings with high-level contacts and potential sponsors/donors/volunteers
Attend the Gala on June 23 rd, be a representative of CIL and network during the event.
Identify potential leadership volunteers to ensure growth of Gala Committee for following year
Training and Support:
Monthly planning calls with event chair and CIL staff
Additional Planning session(s) with CIL staff to develop plan of action and ensure committee goals
Past event information and budget CIL’s programs/services information
Meetings with staff partner (via phone or in person) to address any questions or concerns and to identify areas of greatest need
Leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills
Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as on a team
Prior project or event management experience a plus, Internet and email access
March 2018-June 2018
Monthly 1 hour face-to-face/phone meetings between event chair/CIL staff and Committee Members
First meeting Wednesday March 7 th 4pm-5pm at CIL. Meeting schedule to follow
Make a positive impact in the lives of those with disabilities
Network with high-impact community leaders
Develop and enhance current leadership and management skills
Gain valuable experience to enhance personal and career growth
Business Development & Sales Management
Event Planning / Management
Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
First committee meeting will be in person at CIL
After first committee meeting, may call in to conference and work virtually