ADRP Volunteer Opportunities and Committees

It takes a team to help ADRP succeed. Throughout the year, ADRP's events and programs require dozens of volunteers to manage content, attendee experience, marketing, and more. Thank you to all of the generous volunteers who help ADRP thrive!

Interested in Volunteering with ADRP?

ADRP is dependent on volunteers to thrive. Our volunteers began this organization in 2004, ran all aspects of operations until the staff was hired in 2011, and now continue to create and manage ADRP programming.

We want it to be easy to volunteer for ADRP; we want you to enjoy the time you spend in service to the organization; and we want our volunteers to encourage others to participate in this great organization.

We are proud of all of our past and current volunteers. Learn more about our volunteer committees below.

We are always looking for ADRP members who are interested in volunteer opportunities. As a volunteer, you help ADRP meet our mission of serving donor relations professionals, while gaining professional experience and a strong network of peers in the field. 

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2020 ADRP Committees

We are currently recruiting volunteers and building out committees for 2020! If you're interested in volunteering for any of the committees listed below, please indicate which committees you are interested in when you complete the volunteer form. Simply select "Annual International Conference" from the list of opportunities, and enter which committee(s) you prefer. 

  • ADRP/AASP Best Practices Committee
  • Blair Scholarship Committee
  • Digital Education Committee
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • International Conference Committee
  • International Stewardship Awards Committee
    • Events Judging Sub-committee
    • Digital Video Judging Sub-committee
    • Digital Other Judging Sub-committee
    • Impact Reporting Judging Sub-committee
    • New Program Judging Sub-committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Regional Committees
  • Volunteer and Member Experience Committee
  • Webinar Committee

ADRP/AASP Best Practices Committee

This committee oversees ADRP's partnership with the Association of Advancement Services Professionals in developing best practices guidelines within the industry.

Members:

  • Brie Aguila, Board Liaison
  • Katie Kallmyer, Chair (ADRP)
  • Necie Steward (AASP)

Blair Scholarship Committee

This committee reviews applications and selects recipients of the Sheryl A. Blair Scholarship awards. The Sheryl A. Blair Scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the memory of former ADRP board member, Sheryl Blair. It annually provides up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to newcomers and experienced professionals in the donor relations/stewardship field to cover expenses associated with attending the ADRP International Conference. Committee members are encouraged to attend the conference when possible to welcome recipients and serve as a resource throughout the experience.

Members:

  • Jackie Chagnon, Chair
  • Nicole Gabler
  • Cheryl January

Digital Education Committee

This committee is responsible for exploring, testing, and securing content for ADRP’s annual digital education series.

Members:

  • Angela Altamore, Board Liaison
  • Kirsten Lavin, Chair

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

This committee serves the membership of ADRP and works towards a goal of more diverse representation of members, presenters, and programs, while also promoting a culture of action, dialogue, collaboration, and inclusion among members.

Members:

  • Antoinette Cobb
  • Scott Eichinger, Board Liaison
  • Vanessa Harmon
  • Micah Hyle
  • Louise James
  • Mitra Keykhah

[email protected] Planning Committee

Members:

  • Gina Galluppi, Chair
  • Mark Lanum, Board Liaison

International Conference Committee

This committee crafts the annual international conference, which brings colleagues from around the world, of all experience levels, together to share new ideas and expertise, challenge norms, network and mentor, and lead the way in our profession. Opportunities include selecting and building sessions content; creating experiences for bonding, service, and enjoying the local culture; and promoting the conference through marketing and communications.


 International Stewardship Awards Committee

ADRP has established the International Stewardship Awards (ISAs) as the premier forum for recognizing excellence and outstanding accomplishment in our field. Members of the International Stewardship Awards Committee are responsible for, among other things, soliciting submissions and recruiting members of the different judging subcommittees.

Members:

  • Angela Altamore, Board Liaison
  • Jessie Finley, Chair

Nominations Committee

This committee solicits nominations from the membership for the Board of Directors and presents the slate of nominations to the Board in preparation for board elections. The committee is chaired by the immediate past president of ADRP and includes two to four additional board members, and two to four additional representatives from the ADRP membership, with a maximum of six members. 

Members:

  • Jen McGrath, Chair
  • Scott Eichinger
  • Lorie Green
  • Mitra Keykhah
  • Jeff Muller
  • Jason Polasek
  • Michal Shaw

Regionals Committee

Every year, ADRP volunteers host regional events as a way to bring together donor relations and stewardship professionals to network, inspire, and learn about best practices within the profession. Regional events are held in various locations around the United States and Canada, serving as a platform to connect with professionals locally. Members of the different regional events committees are responsible for planning and executing their region's event, which can be a simple as a networking coffee or happy hour or as complex as a full regional conference, and everything in between.


Research Committee

This standing committee exists to: 1) provide ADRP members with access to innovative, evidence-based approaches to donor relations that can be adapted into their own shops; 2) provide members with resources to demonstrate the value of donor relations within fundraising at large with diverse, peer-reviewed research; and 3) elevate ADRP's reputation as a thought leader in the philanthropic sector. Members are asked to join four calls annually and engage in independent and/or small group work throughout the year.

Members:

  • Cheryl Lintner, Board Liaison
  • Katie Kutney, Co-Chair
  • Kelly Brennan, Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Arndts
  • Sarah Brickman
  • Lisa Carey
  • Ewan Maclean
  • Elizabeth Menne
  • Margaret Stutt

Sponsorship Task Force

Members:

  • Jessica Veitch, Board Liaison
  • Nikki Gear, Co-Chair
  • Samantha Sanchez

Volunteer and Member Experience Committee

This standing committee is responsible for enhancing the ADRP volunteer experience and in assisting in the development and maintenance of the volunteer pipeline. Along with tracking, evaluating, and enhancing the volunteer and member experience for ADRP, this committee also oversees and administers the ADRP mentorship program.

2020 Committee:

  • Kelly Batstone, Chair
  • Keri Kallaway, Board Liaison
  • Danielle Stackus

Webinar Committee

Volunteers with this committee work to create an annual series of webinars to bring ideas and insights directly to you. Volunteers recruit practitioners and consultants from a variety of backgrounds to offer education on many aspects of donor relations, from staffing and strategy to events and reporting.

Members:

  • Angela Altamore, Board Liason
  • Molly Paugh, Chair
  • Lori Johnson
  • Sara Ring
  • Kevin Wilson

Thank You to Our 2019 Committees:

ADRP/AASP Best Practices

Katie Kallmyer, Co-Chair
Necie Steward, Co-Chair
Kristen Batten, Board Liaison


Blair Scholarship Committee

Jacqueline Chagnon, Chair
Lana Clark
Cheryl January
Brittany Johnson
Suzanne Mercier
Jennifer Mobilio


Digital Education Committee

Angela Altamore, Board Liaison
Kirsten Lavin, Education Chair
Lauren Shoor, Engagement Chair
Molly Paugh, Webinars Chair
Danielle DeWitt
Marian Johnson
Stefanie Rubin
Brie Wilson


Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Keri Kallaway, Chair/Board Liaison
Antoinette Cobbe
Micah Hyle
Louise James
Mitra Keykhah


International Conference Committee

Mary Weingartner, Chair
Nöel Schiber, Co-Chair
Carrie Casper, Co-Chair
Joni Jordan, Co-Chair
Bridget O'Leary, MarCom Co-Chair
Amanda Barbeau, MarCom Co-Chair
Roberta O'Hara, [email protected] Chair
Michal Shaw, Board Liaison
Mark Lanum, [email protected] Board Liaison

Paige Amick, Attendee Experience
Tony Stringer, Attendee Experience 
Emily Brorby, Attendee Experience
Kristin Kellom, Content 
Katie Brayden, Content 
Elizabeth Stewart, Content 
Kris Vasquez, Content 
Tracey Dhani, Content
Analisa Gama, Content
Caitlin Foster, Content
Jo McCourt, Content
Brittany Johnson, Content
Nancy Lubich McKinney, [email protected]
Jeff Muller, [email protected]
Christian Nelson, [email protected]


International Stewardship Awards Committee

Debbie Meyers, Chair
Jessie Finley, Co-Chair
Scott Eichinger, Board Liaison

Events Judging Sub-committee
Kelsi Jones

Melissa Geisler
Clare Mikhail

Digital Video Judging Sub-committee
Debbie Meyers
Corey Smentek

Kerri Stancil

Digital Other Judging Sub-committee
Katie Bampfield

Kris Vazquez
Nicole Villanueva

Impact Reporting Judging Sub-committee
Jessie Finley
Kim Johnson
Carol Wilkie

New Program Judging Sub-committee
Jessie Finley
Debbie Meyers

Sarah Spiegel


Nominations Committee

Eliza McNulty, Chair
Michal Shaw, Current Board
Scott Eichinger, Current Board
Julie Bostian, Past Board Member
Lori Green, Past Board Member
Gian Booker, General Member
Jason Polasek, General Member


Regional Committees

Rebekah Nowak, Co-Chair Midwest
Sarah Kalsbeek, Co-Chair Midwest
Joanna Riester, Midwest
Holly Biagioli, Midwest
Katharine Gingrich, Midwest
Analisa Gama, Midwest
Caitlin Foster, Midwest
Katie Kutney, NYC
Kelly Brennan, NYC
Aimee Clark, NYC
Sasha Deieso, NYC
Kate Jankowski, NYC
M. Nayeli Garcia Mowbray, NYC
Stephanie Lamphere, NYC
Cheryl Lintner, NYC
Susan McCormick, NYC
Melissa Malebranche, NYC
Jennifer Williford, SEDRC


Sponsorship Task Force

Larysa Gradeck, Chair
Jessica Veitch, Board Liaison
Samantha Sanchez
Ann Dingman
Domenica (Nikki) Gear


Volunteer Committee

Megan McAndrews, Coordinator
Keri Kallaway, Board Liaison