NBMBAA NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER

CHAPTER COMMITTEES

Profiles of committee chairpersons are near the end of the page

Purpose

The purpose for any committee is to perform the necessary work needed done by the Chapter or the Chapter Executive Board (CEB). All committees are formed by the Chapter By-Laws, the Chapter President, or the CEB to investigate, consider, report, or act on any matter necessary for the good and welfare of the Chapter.

Standing Committees

The Standing Committees of this chapter are as follows:

  1. Community Relations
  2. Fund Development
  3. Student Relations
  4. Fundraising
  5. Membership
  6. Program
  7. Publicity
  8. Economic Development

Community Relations

The Community Relations committee shall establish and maintain a presence for the Chapter in the community. The primary focus for this committee is to develop programs that enhance the value of the African-American community in business and in life. The Community Relations Committee shall do the following:

A. Stimulate the active participation of the membership in the affairs of this and surrounding communities along with the development of sound relationships with social agencies in said communities.
1. Work with organizations such as Business Achievers, Junior Achievement, Upward Bound, YMCA, YWCA, and others to identify ways in which the Chapter may be of service.
2. Work with local universities and high schools to identify ways the Chapter may be of service.
 
B. Establish and maintain a presence in and a contribution to the African-American, academic, and business communities by working with businesses to identify ways in which the Chapter may be of assistance in helping said businesses in providing economic gains for the African American community.
 
C. Develop strategies and plans that focus on outreach activities to the community.
 
D. Develop programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in business such as the following:
1. Mentoring
2. Workshops
3. Cultural Events
4. Seminars
 
E. Develop and document policies and procedures for establishing a relationship with Louisiana base corporations.

Fund Development

The Corporate Development Committee shall provide the Chapter with the means and mechanism to foster a relationship with large potential corporations. This committee, together with large corporations, shall produce a strong relationship whereby all can gain from such a unique partnership. The Corporate Development Committee shall do the following:

A. Provide the means for obtaining funds for the National Association (here after call the Association) needed to meet their financial goals and budgets.
 
B. Develop strategies and plans that focus on establishing and maintaining a presence in and a contribution to the business communities.
 
C. Work with local representatives of international and national companies to identify ways the Chapter may be of assistance in helping said companies develop programs that foster joint corporate partnerships.
 
D. Cultivate, maintain, and increase corporate sponsorship of Chapter functions.

Student Relations

The Student Relations Committee shall serve as a liaison between the local academic community, area school students (primary, secondary, and collegiate), and the Chapter. The Student Relations Committee shall do the following:

A. Stimulate the active participation of the Chapter membership in scholastic programs along with the development of sound relationships with area schools.
1. Work with organizations such as Leaders of Tomorrow, Junior Achievement, college and business fraternities, and others to identify ways in which the Chapter may be of service.
2. Work with area schools identifying ways in which this chapter may help provide professional development and growth.
3. Develop a process to select students for the Association's Case Competitions.
 
B. Facilitate the dissemination of information about the Chapter and its activities to area schools.
 
C. Represent this chapter at different school functions.
 
D. Develop student campaigns and coordinate student participation in the Chapter activities.

Fundraising

A. Provide the means for obtaining funds to help meet financial goals of the Chapter established by the membership, CEB, and all committees.
1. Develop and document all guidelines, procedures, and policies that are used in all fundraisings.
2. Provide the means for companies and other organizations to donate funds to the Chapter.
 
B. Organize and execute a minimum of two fund-raisers annually.
 
C. Cultivate, maintain, and increase corporate sponsorship.
 
D. Work with other committees to assist them in getting funding for their activities when necessary.

Membership

The Membership Committee shall do the following:

A. Provide the means for obtaining, maintaining, and increasing membership to meet the Chapter's goals and future plans.
1. Develop and document all guidelines, procedures, and policies used in all membership programs.
2. Provide the means for other professional organizations and companies to join the Chapter.
 
B. Organize and promote membership for the Association.
 
C. Develop strategies to recruit new members and retain current members, to meet the goals established by the Chapter, and periodically monitor member satisfaction with programs and meetings.

Program

The Program Committee shall do the following:

A. Provide means for the Chapter members to socialize and network within this organization and community while growing professionally and secure speakers for meetings and workshops.
 
B. Work closely with the Membership Committee to determine what types of activities are desired by the membership.
 
C. Help plan, develop, organize, implement, and reevaluate all programs for this chapter.
 
D. Consult and advise other Chapter committees on forecasting their events and the limitations of the calendar.

Publicity

The Publicity Committee shall do the following:

A. Provide means for handling any publicity or public relations related issues for the Chapter.
1. Work with other committees to help provide the publicity for special events, fund-raisers, or any other programs initiated by said committee. This committee will inform all other committees and the CEB of timelines involved and the appropriate level for marketing and advertising of any function, event, program, workshop, or other activity using their services.
2. Work with the CEB to help devise, modify, and implement the Chapter's strategic plan especially in the area of marketing, advertising, and public relations.
3. Devise necessary strategies needed to market and publicize successfully any Chapter events or programs.
 
B. Publish a newsletter for the Chapter.
 
C. Establish policies and procedures necessary to disseminate information to those outside the Chapter in an effective, professional, and timely manner.
 
D. Initiate, cultivate, and maintain a positive and friendly relationship with the business world, the community, and the media.

Economic Development

The Economic Development Committee shall establish and maintain a presence for the Chapter in the community. The primary focus for this committee is to develop programs that enhance the value of the African-American community in business and in life. The Economic Development Committee shall do the following:

A. Stimulate the active participation of the membership in the affairs of this and surrounding communities through the development of sound relationships with economic development agencies in said communities:
1. Work with organizations such as the New Orleans Minority Business Center, the New Orleans Minority Business Development Center/WYBIRK, the Women Entrepreneur's for Economic Development, Fast Track, and the Regional Loan Corporation.
2. Work with area universities' Business Development Centers and UNO's Entrepreneurial Center.
3. Work with the area's regulatory agencies to determine the impact of proposed legislation and to review needed legislation.
 
B. Establish and maintain a presence in and a contribution to the African-American, academic, and business communities by working with businesses to identify ways in which this chapter may be of assistance in helping said business in providing economic gains for the African American community.
 
C. Develop strategies and plans that focus on outreach activities to the community such as:
1. Seminars (professional development)
2. Workshops (writing business plans, responding to RFPs)
3. Mentoring (small businesses)
 
D. Develop and document policies and procedures for establishing a relationship with Louisiana based corporations.

Non-Standing Committees

All non-standing committees shall be for short term duration. Their term of duration is set at the time the CEB appoints the committee. The usual maximum a non-standing committee will function is six (6) months or less. The CEB is the only entity that can dissolve a non-standing committee.

The nonstanding committes for this chapter as of 21 September 1997 are as follows:

  1. Leaders of Tomorrow
  2. Corporate Reception
  3. Strategic Plan

Committee Chairperson Profiles

Community Relations

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Fund Development

Chair --

Student Relations

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Fundraising

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Membership

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Publicity

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Program

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Economic Development

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Subcommittee Chairperson Profiles

501(c)3

Chair --Wanda Blackburn

Leaders of Tomorrow

Chair --

Corporate Reception

Chair ----

Strategic Planning

Chair --