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Finance Committee for GJ - Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste

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GJ-ALLEVIATING HUNGER & FOOD WASTE

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Introduction:

GJ-Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste (GJ) is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) that is designed to create a platform for volunteers to aid in the transfer of excess food from going to waste to areas such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens. GJ is a newly formed organization seeking to build our foundations in Michigan and flourishing as we continue to grow.


Detailed below are the goals that GJ-Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste wishes to achieve:


  • To provide a medium to transport surplus food from food providers to food storage areas such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens

  • To engender a proper way to optimize the benefits of the volunteers and reduce the costs (time, monetary resources, etc.) incurred by the volunteers in this organization

  • To provide opportunities for volunteers to obtain volunteer hours, networking opportunities, and service experiences

  • To reduce and potentially alleviate the wastage of food in the local communities and counties.

In our first year of operations, GJ - Alleviating Hunger and Food Waste has had large success on a limited budget. Thus far, our primary source of budget has been through individual donations and small-scale fundraisers. However, to continue the growth of the organization and our reach on communities, a larger budget will be required. This budget will be utilized to fund marketing campaigns, volunteer match systems, a better website, and an efficient logistics/contact system.


2021 Mission:

To accumulate revenue to help fund the expansion of our organization by pursuing sponsorships and partnerships with companies and obtaining approvals for local, state, and national grants.


Name of Committee - Committee for Pursuing Financial Revenue

  • This committee will be coordinated from a national level with subsections in each state

Organization of Committee:

  • Each committee will have two separate sections: Financial Opportunity Researchers (FOR) and Financial Opportunity Managers (FOM). The Financial Opportunity Researcher will be in charge of contacting and researching revenue opportunities. The Financial Opportunity Manager will be in charge of filling out applications and/or coordinating/managing current revenue opportunities in the state of operation.
  • The Financial Opportunity Researcher will research potential revenue opportunities (grants, sponsorships, fundraisers, etc.) and contact these opportunities for eligibility. If considered eligible, it will be considered a financial revenue opportunity and be passed off to the Financial Opportunity Managers.
  • All Opportunities must be approved by the Director of Finance before being implemented.
  • The Financial Opportunity Manager is in charge of executing the financial revenue opportunity. This entails filling out applications, managing/coordinating with companies, and/or doing what is necessary to execute/complete current revenue opportunities.
  • All applications must be reviewed by the Director of Finance before submission.





  • Management/Coordination of current financial revenue opportunities such as fundraisers or sponsorships requires that a plan be discussed with the Director of Finance before proceeding.

Organization of State:

  • Members in this committee will be in pairs with each pair consisting of 1 FOR and 1 FOM. We will allocate each pair of the committee to a specific number of counties within each state. The number of counties per pair will be dependent on the state as well as the population density of the counties.
    • For example, a pair in Michigan (which has around 82 counties) could be assigned to 5 counties. The FOR of that pair will be responsible for researching opportunities in those 5 counties and the FOM will be responsible for executing opportunities in those 5 counties.
  • All financial opportunities contacted by FOR (whether ineligible or eligible) should be recorded on an electronic database (provided by the Board of Directors).
  • All financial opportunities should have a plan approved by the Director before execution. Once the financial opportunity has been executed, relevant results should be recorded on an electronic database (provided by the Board of Directors) as well as communicated to the Director of Finance.

Goals and Duties of Members in the Finance Committee

  • Researching revenue opportunities
    • This includes sponsorships, grant opportunities, fundraising opportunities, etc.
  • Coordinating with Director of Finance on budget updates so that revenue information is up to date
  • Recording prior contacts and/or relationships for revenue opportunities for future consideration
  • Coordinating current revenue opportunities and/or updates with the Director of Finance
  • Executing current revenue opportunities
  • Updating electronic database with relevant information
  • Reporting any issues or updates to the Director of Finance

By establishing this committee, GJ hopes to achieve a more streamlined process to obtain revenue. With more revenue, we will be able to expand our reach nationwide while also growing the size of our organization so that we can get one step closer to achieving zero hunger and zero food waste.


Gratitude

GJ-Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste is thankful to all of you for working with us!

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About GJ-ALLEVIATING HUNGER & FOOD WASTE

Location:

49831 PARKSIDE DR, NORTHVILLE, MI 48168, US

Mission Statement

GJ-Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) that is designed to create a platform for volunteers to aid in the transfer of excess food from going to waste to areas such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens.

Description

Objectives:

GJ-Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste has the following objectives that it desires to tackle:

  • to provide a medium to transport surplus food from food providers to food storage areas such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens
  • to engender a proper way to optimize the benefits of the volunteers and reduce the costs (time, monetary resources, etc.) incurred by the volunteers in this organization
  • to provide opportunities for volunteers to obtain volunteer hours, networking opportunities, and service experiences
  • to reduce and potentially alleviate the wastage of food in the local communities and counties.

Programs/Achievements:

As of now, GJ - Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste is working with three food providers, two Panera locations (6 Mile Rd, Livonia & Haggerty Rd, Livonia) and Dunkin' (Plymouth, MI). We are also working with the Salvation Army (Farmington, MI) and Auntie Na's Village (Detroit, MI).

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • This is an ongoing volunteering opportunity that can be arranged based on the volunteer's commitment. Please read the description above to get a proper understanding of the role.
  • There will be virtual meetings that will take place with the Director of Finance.

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