AFP Minnesota Committees

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Review the committee descriptions to find a committee that matches your interests or skills. Contact the VP for that committee if you have any questions. Then, complete the online form.

Communications and Marketing Committee

Help connect AFP members and other audiences to our programs, resources and events through print materials, e-communications and social media. Your skills in writing, editing, content development, planning, project management (and even Facebook!) can help us build awareness, participation and membership for chapter and international initiatives. This committee works in tandem with both the Education and Membership Committees, and supports the work of AFP International’s Public Affairs Department.

Luther Ranheim
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee

The IDEA committee is responsible for working with all the AFP-MN chapter committees to successfully integrate a culture of diversity & inclusion into every aspect of the AFP-MN chapter. The chapter seeks to achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, & cultures to ensure that the best possible thinking, ideas, opportunities, and solutions are considered. We strive to intentionally create a respectful & welcoming environment that is open to all, & appreciate the unique contributions of every member of our community.

Paul Vliem
Education Committee

The Education Committee plans and executes monthly chapter programs, as well as special sessions throughout the year. The committee works with the Membership and Communications Committees to publicize programs and evaluate member satisfaction with program offerings.

Lacy Moser
Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for review of all financial records and makes recommendations to the board on issues of finance. Likewise, this group oversees the work of AFP’s administrative services provider.

Dan Sassenberg
Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for preparing and executing a membership recruitment and retention plan. The committee provides orientation for new members, administrates chapter scholarships and works to promote membership diversity. This committee works closely with the Education and Communication Committees.
The Youth In Philanthropy Committee is a sub-committee, providing leadership and direction for the involvement of youth in philanthropy. Their focus is to plan and promote opportunities for youth to learn about and become involved in philanthropic endeavors. This committee works with the Philanthropy Day Committee to secure nominations in the youth category for the Philanthropy Day awards.

Becky Machamer
Philanthropy Day Committee

The Philanthropy Day Committee is responsible for planning and executing the annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Minnesota, including all aspects from the awards luncheon to the program offerings.

Sarah Henely
Public Policy Committee

The AFP-Minnesota Chapter, through its 2020 strategic framework, is committed to being a trusted expert on charitable public policy decisions in Minnesota. The Public Policy Committee is responsible for informing AFP-MN members of important public policy issues related to philanthropy and fundraising while also educating and encouraging members to get involved and advocate on philanthropy related public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. On behalf of the AFP-MN Chapter, the Public Policy Committee also strives to work with key partners and coalitions to help coordinate local government relations programs that educate legislators on the importance of the nonprofit sector and the impact their proposals may have.

Tammy Tesky Ausen
Resource Development Committee

Resource development committee members are responsible for helping to cultivate, solicit and steward individuals, corporations and nonprofits interested in supporting the ongoing work and strategic goals of AFP Minnesota.

Hayley Mueller,

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