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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2021 ADRP Committees

We are currently recruiting volunteers and building out committees for 2021! 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


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.


Education Committee

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

Members:

  • Angela Altamore, Board Liaison
  • Mary Weingartner, 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:

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

[email protected] Planning Committee

Members:

  • Mark Lanum, Board Liaison
  • Gina Galluppi, Chair

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 session content; creating experiences for bonding, service, and enjoying the local culture; and promoting the conference through marketing and communications.

Members:

  • Fiona Royer, Board Liaison
  • Noel Schiber, Chair

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.


Marketing Committee

Members:

  • Fiona Royer, Board Liaison
  • Sarah Brickman, The Hub Editor

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:

  • Michal Shaw, Chair

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.

New York City Regional Members:

  • Cheryl Lintner, Board Liaison
  • Aimee Clark, Co-Chair
  • Stephanie Lamphere, Co-Chair
  • Kate Jankowski
  • Lisa Klimkiewicz
  • Melissa Malebranche
  • Nichole Mastrianni
  • Susan McCormick
  • Guycaelle Vaval
  • Kim Verhoff

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 Committee

Members:

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

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.

Members:

  • Keri Kallaway, Board Liaison
  • Heather Varian, Chair
  • Kelly Batstone
  • Chelsea Poch

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

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