Committees

Inclusiveness & Outreach Committee

Chair: Ann Theis, ann@openmediafoundation.org

Meeting times/dates: 2nd Thursday of each month, from 5pm-6:30pm

Mission/Goals of the Committee: This committee focuses on evaluating and improving the diversity of OMF, working to ensure that our staff, board, clients, and viewers reflect the voices and perspectives of the community, especially those under-served by mainstream media.  This committee works to support and facilitate all aspects of the organization's Inclusiveness work.

Type of committee volunteering (activities):  

  1. Work with Inclusiveness Consultants on OMF data collection and evaluation, indicating progress towards inclusiveness goals.

  2. Ensuring adherence to the OMF Inclusiveness Blueprint, a 3-year plan for OMF.

  3. Initiate and engage in community outreach.


Public Relations/Marketing Committee

Chair: Laura Domeklaura@openmediafoundation.org

Meeting times/dates: 1st Tuesday of each month, from 5:00p-6:00p

Mission/Goals of the Committee: The PR/Marketing Committee is focused on ensuring that any OMF PR or Marketing communications are aligned with the mission and vision of the Foundation. Unlike the Inclusiveness or Fundraising/Development Committees, the PR/Marketing Committee’s efforts are more advisory, including:

Type of committee volunteering (activities):  The primary goals are:

  • Set policies and guidelines around marketing, PR, and outreach activities.

  • Maintain consistency in visual materials, branding, and values expressed in organizational communications.

  • Guide the activities of any PR/Marketing Intern.

  • Maintain a base-level of Social Media Activity (even through requests of Staff/Departments)

  • Support other committees in their outreach activities.

  • Support the development of expanded PR & engagement activities for OMF and related services for other nonprofit clients.


Finance Committee

Board Committee Chair: Angelia McGowan - angelia@canadyscorner.com

Meeting times/dates: Unlike other committees, the Finance & Audit Committee typically meets just once a quarter in the week leading up to the quarterly board meetings. Each meeting lasts two hours. Occasionally, additional meetings are scheduled for audit preparation or review, annual report preparation, or other financial needs.

Mission/Goals of the Committee:  Provide high-level direction and strategy to the Organization’s financial and accounting function.  Respond to outside auditor’s recommendations for implementation of oversight and internal controls.  Review year-to-date financial reports, budget-to-actual performance and perform variance analysis, provide oversight and spot-audit verification of cash accounts and expenses.  Discuss, design and implement fraud prevention measures.  Review, analyze annual budget draft and recommend approval to Board.

Type of committee volunteering (activities):  

  • Attend quarterly finance committee meeting

  • review all financial statements, audit all cash account registers, review A/R Aging Report

  • review quarterly finance committee presentation


Executive Committee

Board Committee Chair: Sam Fuqua, sam@kgnu.org,

Staff Coordinator: Tony Shawcross - tony@openmediafoundation.org

Meeting times/dates: TBD (usually 4 to 6 meetings a year, held two to three weeks before each quarterly meeting and as needed to complete executive director evaluation and other responsibilities

Mission/Goals of the Committee: Plan future board meetings, monitor and support committee progress, maintain bylaws, stay updated on strategic plan implementation, etc.

Type of committee volunteering (activities):  Restricted to board officers- president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.


Process for joining

Anyone can join the committee as a guest. After 2-3 months of participation, if the candidate wants to make a year-long commitment to the committee, the committee votes on their addition, making them an official member, and eligible for participation. Anyone interested should fill out this form.