The Annual Pledge committee consists of about half a dozen people, folks with the longer view of maintaining the QUUF budget. While the specific philosophy of fundraising may change, many specific roles build upon what has been done previously. The chair oversees the group, conducts monthly meetings (usually October to May) and keeps the process on track. January and February are the busiest, when the committee meets weekly to assure a smooth Pledge campaign since pledges provide 90% or more of the QUUF operating budget. The chair keeps notes of the meetings.
Specific areas that are part of the campaign include: Creating the informational brochure and newsletters, providing pledge packets, providing an annual dinner or other all congregation event before Stewardship Sundayand creating a theme for the campaign, including displays and entertainment.
Short term helpers, many of whom take on the role each year include: Event Coordinator who recruits event/table hosts; Publication Coordinator,who writes and/or oversees all written materials (newsletters, brochures, bulletin updates, etc.); Production Coordinator who provides office support, packet materials,envelope stuffing), and Coordinator of testimonials who recruits and assists with the preparation and delivery of pulpit and written congregant testimonials.
Post campaign follow-up includes; pledge acknowledgements, thank yous, evaluating the effectiveness of the campaign.
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation:
The success of QUUF hinges on how well we can provide the financial support for our staff and programs. The Annual Pledge Campaign Committee Chair is an essential position, which affords the satisfaction of being a key person in maintaining QUUF as a vibrant organization.
The chair likes to see and provide the big picture and ais drawn to the value of its importance. The chair enjoys figuring out how to communicate the big picture to the congregation. The chair has the satisfaction of “taking care of our stuff, ” of providing the fellowship the means by which we can extend our giving to what is both greater than ourselves and personally important.
Training, assistance, and safety requirements:
Supportive committee members and past volunteers provide many ways of assistance. Written drafts of previous year’s campaigns provide the backbone on which the next year’s campaign is built.
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Service Opportunity Filled By:
Susie Gorski, Sherry Modrow