The Internal Committee (IC) shall consist of the Chairperson of the Internal Committee and such other members as designated by the Board from time to time. It shall review finances, as provided by the Treasurer and recommend changes to membership fees. It shall also facilitate membership recruitment, establishing recruitment goals and benchmarks to reach those goals. Internal Committee oversees programming including the OPEN Community Grant.
The External Committee (EC) shall consist of the External Committee Chairperson and such other members as designated by the Board from time to time. EC reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for event planning, implementation, event sponsorship and post-event evaluation. The committee shall ensure that events are enriching, providing value for both professional development and establishing a sense of community within the organization. Events shall be fiscally responsible, benefit all Associates of OPEN, and support the mission and vision of the Corporation. When applicable, members shall consider partnerships with other organizations for jointly-planned events as a means to increase community, visibility and membership recruitment.
The Engagement Committee shall consist of the Chairperson of the Engagement Committee and such other members as designated by the Board from time to time. It shall relate with other Dane County-based groups who strive to create a more socially just world, and move toward intersectionality of the LGBTQ+ identity with other oppressed groups, such as those who experience discrimination and oppression because of race, ethnicity, ability, and/or religious creed. The committee will help provide our members with the resources they need to build common cause, so that the can unite privileged and exploited or marginalized groups in the county to work together. The committee will work with the External Committee to provide partnership and event opportunities with other minority organizations to our members.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining a committee