One of the benefits of membership in the Maine Women’s Giving Tree is the option for you to participate in one or more of our standing or ad hoc committees. Each of them plays an important role in helping us carry out our mission.
The Education Committee is charged with identifying and inviting prospective grant applicant nonprofit organizations to make presentations to our membership at two or three meetings each fall. The committee also arranges for experts on philanthropy to educate our members on trends and developments in the philanthropic sector.
The Grants Committee creates grant guidelines, assesses the applications of local nonprofit organizations for funding consideration, and makes initial recommendations to the membership on annual grant awards.
Grant readers review and evaluate grant applications. The results of these reviews are forwarded to the full Grants Committee, which then makes recommendations for funding to the entire membership. You don’t have to be a member of the full Grants Committee to participate in the grants selection process as grant reader.
The Membership Committee seeks to expand membership by identifying and reaching out to potential new members, sharing information with them, conducting follow-up and sending a welcoming packet to all who join. This committee is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of and updating the membership directory as well as distributing it to the membership.
Ad Hoc Committees
The Communications Committee drafts, updates and designs materials for public relations, marketing and social media purposes, including our website and Facebook pages. Members may be trained to edit the organization’s web page. The committee is also responsible for media outreach to announce annual grant awards.
The Events Committee organizes refreshments for the annual awards ceremony and, at the direction of the co-presidents, coordinates other special events.