BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The YNPN Pgh board of directors provides active governance, oversight, leadership and strategy for the organization. Board members serve 2-year terms, must be YNPN Pgh Members, and must complete an application and interview process prior to nomination to the board.
The board of directors meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-8 pm in the east end of Pittsburgh. Board members are expected to attend at least 75% of board meetings, actively serve on at least one YNPN Pgh committee, and engage in fundraising and program activities. This is an uncompensated, volunteer position.
While all members are encouraged to apply, we are currently looking to add board members with knowledge or experience with technology, marketing, fundraising, and accounting and financial management. (This role averages between 10-20 hours per month)
YNPN Pgh committees deliver member-focused programs and manage many day-to-day operations. Committees are chaired by and include board members, but committees are open to all YNPN Pgh Members. Meetings are held monthly, either in person or via Skype. Committee members are expected to make a minimum of a 1-year commitment. (This role averages between 4-10 hours per month)
- Governance Committee
As a member of the Governance Committee, you will work with other committee members to develop and implement a recruiting strategy for new board and committee members, manage the nomination and on-boarding process for these members, spearhead board member training and engagement including performance evaluation, and lead the annual policy and bylaws review process.
- Member Relations/Fundraising Committee
As a member of the Member Relations and Fundraising Committee, you will work with other committee members to create and implement the annual fundraising plan, cultivate corporate sponsors for events, steward individual and philanthropic relationships, and work hand-in-hand with the Treasurer to keep up-to-date and accurate financial records. You will also welcome new members as they join, create and implement a member recruitment strategy and conduct polls and surveys to enhance membership experience.
- Programs/Marketing Committee
As a member of the Programs and Marketing Committee, you will work with other committee members to plan the coordination of networking and professional development events, work with the Fundraising Committee to finance the organization's events, manage the Mentoring program, maintain YNPN Pgh’s chapter website and social media platforms, and develop partnerships with external organizations to increase YNPN Pgh visibility within the community.
UPDATED: September 2018
Beginning immediately, the work of YNPN Pgh will be carried out by four standing committees comprising Member Relations, Governance, Programs, and Fundraising. Separating our committee structure into four areas will allow us to increase capacity in and detail in each of the distinct areas.
You may have noticed that marketing is no longer a core function of any of our committees. The board expects that marketing needs will be met by integrating outward-facing communications into the work of each committee.
Updates to the YNPN Pgh website and committee service application are coming soon, but if you have questions or would like to join a committee in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.