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So You're on a Fund Raising Committee
Part 2

Published by the Booster Clubs of America

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You can't have a successful meeting without proper individuals on your committees. As chairman you will probably be requested to select your committee members. Your booster president can help you tremendously with this task by pointing out individuals who will fit into your particular committee and have some knowledge of the subject you are to consider. By all means, seek his or her help and put the people on your committee who have sufficient experience and working knowledge to aid you in performing the task assigned your committee. If your committee is composed entirely of individuals unfamiliar with the subject, the entire burden of directing and leading your group will fall directly on your shoulders.

In planning your meeting, make sure an agenda is issued well in advance plainly stating the time and place. Follow this with a carefully drawn up list of subjects to be discussed with as much background data as possible. You will also find it helpful to have someone present who is familiar with various subjects to contribute to the discussion.

After the presentation by each individual has been made and the entire committee is familiar with the various phases of the subject, open the meeting for discussion. To call a meeting without an agenda and open the subject for discussion among a number of individuals completely unfamiliar with it is a total waste of time and you will probably end up with no satisfactory solution to the problem.


The planning of a standing committee meeting isn't quite so involved a process as planning a special committee meeting. Usually subjects are being considered that occur from year to year. Although your subjects may be routine, it is necessary to research them prior to a committee meeting to determine precisely what you are to consider and what must be accomplished.

For standing committees it is also important to have available minutes and work files of previous meetings. Above all, don't attempt to call a committee meeting of any type unless you have an agenda or outline. Issue this to the members sometime before the meeting. Then they will be familiar with the subjects and details that are to be discussed and can offer suggestions regarding others that should be considered. The agenda can't be overstressed for any meeting.

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Editor's Note: This article is reprinted with permission from the Booster Clubs of America.

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