Donor Development Committee Charter

  1. Purpose 

This committee shall manage and oversee the work of donor development for the DIAKONIA World Federation (DWF). 

2. Meetings 

The committee shall meet at least twice annually via electronic platforms.

3. Membership

The Donor Development Committee shall consist of at least three members who are not members of the Executive Committee.  

These persons are to be chosen for their competence in relational donor development and philanthropy.  

They should represent the international and ecumenical diversity of the three geographic regions of the organization.

Members of the committee shall be appointed for one term (from DWF Assembly to the next) and are eligible to serve one additional consecutive term.

A member(s) of the Executive Committee shall be an ex officio member and act as liaison to the Executive Committee.

The chair of the committee will be chosen from among the members who are not on the Executive Committee.

4. Relationships

The Donor Development Committee will report to the Executive Committee at least annually making recommendations and suggesting actions.

The Executive Committee will oversee the work of the Volunteer Coordination Committee and make recommendations and suggest actions to the Volunteer Coordination Committee.

5. Specific Duties

a. Review historical giving patterns within the DWF.

b. Make personal contact with donors to express gratitude and appreciation.

c. Imagine creative ideas for developing the donor base of the federation.

d. Keep minutes of meetings and maintain records of committee actions.

e. Annually report to the Executive Committee, indicating actions and progress of the Donor DevelopmentCommittee and making suggestions for any plans or next steps.

f. Periodically review and revise the Charter and policies of Donor Development Committee, and if necessary, submit recommendations and documents to the Executive Committee for consideration and approval.

g. Submit any budget considerations to the Treasurer for the annual budget process.

Adopted by DIAKONIA World Federation Executive Committee in 2020.