What is the In Her Shoes Foundation Associate Board?
The Associate Board is an auxiliary board of In Her Shoes Foundation comprised of dynamic young and mid-career professionals from throughout the Chicago-area who share a commitment to changing society and advocating for women and girls.
The Associate Board’s Mission
The Associate Board of In Her Shoes Foundation will work to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best by volunteering our time, contributing to the financial goals of the organization, and educating the community about the work In Her Shoes Foundation does. The Associate Board will do this through a strong network of socially engaged professionals that support the many programs and services of In Her Shoes Foundation.
Who are Associate Board volunteers?
Associate Board volunteers are an ethnically and professionally diverse group of men and women who share a desire to develop and test their leadership and networking skills for professional advancement and support of In Her Shoes Foundation.
Key Responsibilities of an Associate Board Member
1. Enthusiastically support and advocate for the mission of In Her Shoes Foundation.
2. Contribute an annual board gift of $150 or purchase a ticket to the In Her Shoes Foundation Annual Gala and become an official In Her Shoes Foundation member.
3. Secure through your efforts an additional $500 in value for the organization (including selling tickets to In Her Shoes Foundation, events, securing sponsorship or raffle donations, donating in-kind goods or volunteering)
4. Attend at least three of the six board meetings in person or virtually (held on the third Wednesday of July, September, November, January, March and May)
5. Serve actively on at least one committee
6. Participate in at least four Associate Board activities annually
7. Recruit 3 new In Her Shoes Foundation members per year or introduce 5 new people to In Her Shoes Foundation through an Associate Board activity.
8. Follow In Her Shoes Foundation on various social media platforms and invite friends to attend all In Her Shoes Foundation events.
9. This is at the very least a one year commitment
Marketing & Social Media Committee:
Spread the word about In Her Shoes Foundation and the Associate Board
Continue to build the presence of the Associate Board on social networking sites
Promote fundraising, recruitment, volunteering and outreach events and activities
Develop corporate relationships to secure sponsorship and donations and promote recruitment
Work to ensure consistent messaging at events and in materials
Membership & Recruitment Committee:
Determine the best methods for outreach to grow and maintain membership of In Her Shoes Foundation
Meet, welcome and onboard all new volunteers
Work with committee leadership team to ensure all new volunteers have received the welcome materials
Ensure volunteer expectations are being met and that volunteers are satisfied with their experience
Responsible for planning 1 large and 1-2 small fundraising events each year (wine tasting, tailgate party, etc.)
Work with venues to schedule dates, arrange details and manage budgeting
Work with staff and Marketing & Social Media Committee to publicize the event and sell tickets
In partnership with the Membership & Recruitment Committee, organize 1-2 networking events to engage new people in In Her Shoes Foundation’s work
Thank you for reaching out to us! We definitely need people who are passionate about our mission and have the time and talent to volunteer. We are so glad that you are interested in joining our organization. In order to join our leadership team, we need all volunteers to email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
155 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 9012, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US
In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. OUR VISION is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. OUR MISSION is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: • Positive Influences • Learning Opportunities • Community Partnerships • Leadership Development OUR CORE VALUES form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: • Accountable • Empathetic • Intentional • Authentic • Inclusive
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER In Her Shoes Foundation has over 60 committee volunteers who run this organization on a daily basis, in addition to working their full-time jobs and fulfilling their everyday obligations as parents, spouses, siblings, daughters - or sons and friends. When I founded this foundation in 2008 we originally called it The Positive Girls Club. It was envisioned as an organization that would support women of all ages who were determined to make positive changes in their lives. I started hosting monthly professional development workshops to inspire, connect, educate, and support the women in our community. Today, over 10 years later, we’re now known as In Her Shoes Foundation, and our flagship program, Ready Set Girls Academy, is exceeding our goals year over year for reaching young women preventatively. This curriculum-based program is run by our volunteer group mentors and is being delivered within public and private high schools. In addition we partnered with multiple community organization who support our initiative.
Today, we are achieving our vision of empowering and inspiring every woman and girl to be her personal best. We currently have three programs and hope to expand in the next couple of years. Please learn more about the Professional Development Program and the Giving Back Program via www.inhershoesfoundation.org
Thank you for attending and supporting our events. Kasia Wereszczynska, MA, LCPC, RYT.
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