NAME Committees

STANDING COMMITTEES of NAME
 
Standing Committees
This is your chance to become more active in the organization. Please let us know that if are interested in being a part of a NAME committee that develops policy, responds to current events,  mentors, advances multicultural learning, helps build and move forward the NAME organization.
NAME committees are identified in the bylaws to assist the board in designing the future direction for the association. While NAME cannot offer financial compensation for serving on committees, most work will be completed via email, conference calls and/or during the annual conference meeting of the association. 
Serving on a NAME Committee is a benefit of NAME membership.  An interest survey is sent to NAME membership, periodically. This survey allows us to gather information about who is interested in serving NAME on a committee.

If you have any questions please email serve@NAMEorg.org or call the NAME office 202-679-6263 (NAME)

Advancing Multicultural Learning Committee
The Advancing Multicultural Learning Committee designs and oversees opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice. 

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President. The Committee is responsible for developing the criteria for the annual awards identified by the Board of Directors; seeking nominations for the awards; reviewing the applications; selecting the awardees; and coordinating the awards presentation at the annual conference.

Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President.. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and management of the bylaws for the Association and its chapters; reviewing regularly the policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors. Activities include the regular and systematic review of the bylaws of new chapters, policies and procedures guiding the association's operations; and updating the bylaws as necessary and preparing documents with proposed changes for review and approval by the membership. After the review of a chapter's bylaws and supporting information, the chair of the Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for the acceptance of new chapters.

Communications/Outreach Committee (Subcommittee: Job Bank)
The Communications/Outreach Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association. The Committee shall be responsible for coordinating use of electronic media for connecting and engaging members of the Association, as well as connecting the Association with relevant external constituencies.  

Development Committee
The Development Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President. The Development Committee shall be responsible for creating, implementing, and periodically evaluating a plan to generate diverse revenue streams for the Association. The Committee shall coordinate its work with that of the Planning and Finance Committee. The Development Committee shall also ensure that the values and processes of sources of external funding are consistent with those of the Association.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee shall consist of at least one member in good standing from each region of the Association, recommended by the Regional Director for that region; members are appointed by the President. The Membership Committee shall oversee activities to promote membership in the Association. The activities shall include efforts to recruit new members, retain current members, and publicize the Association for membership purposes.

Mentoring Committee
The Mentoring Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President, and shall represent a diversity of work settings. The Mentoring Committee shall oversee the planning and implementation of processes and events for in which more senior and experienced people will mentor younger and/or junior people to assume leadership roles in work that is consistent with the mission of NAME.

Nominations Committee
The Nominating Committee shall consist of six (6) members of the Association from different regions; members are appointed by the President. The Committee shall oversee and supervise nomination and election procedures. The Committee shall present nominations for offices and positions of the Association.

Political Action Committee
Political advocacy is one of the primary strategic initiatives for NAME. This new committee will pick up where already planned initiatives leave off, beginning with development of a vision for what political advocacy and action should mean for NAME.

Publications Committee
The Publications Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President.. The Committee shall be responsible for coordinating the production of all print and electronic publications of the Association including the website, newsletters, magazines, and journals.