DWF Communications Committee Charter


  1. Purpose 

This committee shall manage the work of communications for the DIAKONIA World Federation (DWF).  They will oversee a variety of communication strategies to share the work of DWF, highlighting the people and the programs.

2. Meetings

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

3. Membership

The Communications 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 various modes of media and communication.  

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.

The managers of various DWF communication platforms (e.g. E-news editor, Web minder, Monthly Prayer, President’s Blog) will also serve as ex officio members on this committee.

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

The chair of the committee will be chosen from among the members who are not ex-officio members. 

4. Relationships

The Communications 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 the various communication platforms of the Federation (e.g. E-news, Web Site, Monthly Prayer, President’s Blog, social media) making recommendations and suggestions for improvement.

b. Participate in suggesting and collecting news items and profiles for the variety of platforms.

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

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

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

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

Adopted by DIAKONIA World Federation Executive Committee 2020