Development Committee Development Committee PurposeThe Development Committee’s main responsibility, in partnership with staff leadership and the Director of Development, is to develop, implement and oversee a comprehensive mission-aligned fund development plan with a mix of strategies including but not limited to an annual fund campaign, major gifts program, special events, corporate and foundation grants and capital campaign when approved by the Board of Directors. The Development Committee reports to the Board of Directors.ResponsibilitiesMakes a meaningful and quality financial commitment to POWERDevises and recommends philanthropy and fund development policies and recommends to the Board for action.Helps nurture a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization and assures all donors are stewarded, respected and honored.Assures the Board and individual Board members are adequately educated about the basic principles and best practices in fund development, including the design of a donor-centered organization.Through the fund development planning process devises the annual fund development plan for action by the Board.Identifies, evaluates, cultivates and helps solicit prospects.Identifies trends and implications and engages the Board in strategic dialogue and decision-making regarding philanthropy and fund development.Helps the Board articulate the case for philanthropic support directed at specific audiences.Establishes task forces to carry out specific fund development activities and monitors performance.Meeting ScheduleThe committee meets monthly. From time to time, the committee may convene for planning meetings and training. Committee members will be asked to attend special events and assist in the cultivation of donors.Committee MembershipNOTE: Ensure alignment with bylawsCommittee must have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 members of which 3 must be POWER Board members. Committee chair must be a member of the Board of Directors. Director of Development is the primary staff member for this committee, but she may include other development team members at her discretion. Our Mission POWER’s mission is to help women reclaim their lives from addiction and related emotional health issues and improve the well-being of future generations.