committees tammyConference/Membership: Plans the annual conference and two semi-annual membership meetings. A subcommittee is often formed for each event.

Finance: Assists the Executive Director in planning the budget and setting fundraising goals for the coming years. Also develops fiscal management policies and procedures. This committee is chaired by the Treasurer.

Legislative: Coordinates public policy efforts of the Coalition; recommends items for the legislative agenda; produces materials for members to use in their advocacy; and monitors legislation.

Board Development Committee: Recruits and nominates board members to fill vacant positions in accordance with the bylaws and regularly conducts an assessment and evaluation of the board and individual board members to inform the recruitment process and maintain quality participation.

Fund Development Committee: Develops an annual fund development plan for the organization and assists in raising funds with a focus on unrestricted resources. Members of this committee should have skills or interests in one or more of the following areas: relationships with potential sponsors and/or donors; fundraising; event planning; public relations; communications; or marketing.

Standards: Develops standards for programs, which will ensure quality services for battered women and their children.

Steering: Consists of the officers of the Board, all Caucus Representatives on the Board, and the Executive Director as an ex-officio member. The Co-chairs of the Board of Directors are the chairs of this committee. This committee has the power to conduct such affairs as are of urgent nature and require attention between meetings of the Board of Directors and must report any action taken at the next meeting of the Coalition, or of the Board in its entirety. This committee is also responsible for personnel issues as they arise.

Strategic Planning: Functions include long-range vision and production of the work plan; assists caucuses and other standing committees with their work plans.

Structure: Reviews the structure of the organization, including membership classifications, bylaws, board structure, regions, caucuses, etc., and makes recommendations for changes as needed.