Volunteer Committees:

  1. Each Committee includes a minimum of 3 members comprised of the following:

    • Board members (Committee chair must be a current board member of YSKC)

    • Executive Director or other staff member

    • At large members/non board members which can include key volunteers and community members that are interested in and/or have experience with fundraising and are passionate about supporting YSKC.

  2. Time Commitment:

    • 2-6 hours per month (total including meetings and events)

    • Monthly or bi-monthly committee meetings

  3. Expectations:

    • Attend regular monthly fundraising committee meetings.

    • Come to the meetings prepared to participate and engage.

  4. Required Experience:

    • Must be 18 years or older

    • General knowledge of Youth Services of Kittitas County

Events/Fundraising Committee

Events and Fundraising Committee members may choose one or both of the focus groups below to participate in under this committee. 

  1. Helpful Experience:

    • Fundraising and event planning and implementation

    • Understanding of Mentor Programs and Cascade Prevention Coalition

    • Experience and knowledge of youth substance use prevention and mental health

    • Marketing and Public Relations

Events Focus Group

  • Find, create and implement events throughout the County that help spread awareness of Youth Services' Mission and Vision.

  • The Events Focus Group will provide written reports to the full Board of Directors of any actions taken, meetings held, or discussions that have occurred.

  • With support from staff, annually submit objectives and a work plan for events as part of the planning and budgeting process.

  • With support from staff, annually evaluate work as a committee and the objectives committed to and report on same to the Executive Director.

  • Annually, the Events Committee will review the committee work plan and committee membership.

Fundraising Focus Group

  • Review all previous year fundraising activities and make recommendations for improvements for new fiscal year.

  • Work with fundraising staff/board of directors to determine annual development budget.

  • Develop an annual calendar for the committee’s activities including critical dates, milestones, and required board actions

  • Engage in advocacy and networking.

  • Participate in annual special events and other fundraising activities.

  • Track and report progress toward fundraising goals to the Board of Directors.

  • With direction of Executive Director, analyze relationships with current and prospective major donors, funders, and corporate sponsors to develop individualized strategies to cultivate or strengthen relationships.

  • Along with Executive Director, meet with current and prospective major donors and funders (foundations and corporations).

  • Monitor and support fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.

  • Provide report out during full Board meetings (Board Chair)

Youth Services 

If you are a local business interested in supporting the Youth Services Mentor Program, you can donate here, or call Alice Nelson for more information on how you can help!

Phone: (509) 962-2737.

Address: PO Box 523
213 West 3rd Avenue
Ellensburg WA, 98926

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