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Latest News: Volunteers and Board Members

Enhance your OIWC membership - Volunteer!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008   (0 Comments)
Expand your network, learn new skills, and be a leader in the industry

OIWC’s programs are only possible thanks to the creative energy and talent of our amazing volunteers. The 20 members of the Board of Directors, 50 members of program committees, and dozens of women who help out at tradeshow booths or with projects throughout the year work together to determine OIWC’s long-term goals and vision at the strategic level, plus implement the programs on the operational level.

Now is your opportunity to help lead women’s professional development programs in the outdoor industry while expanding your network and learning new skills. OIWC is in need of new volunteers in the key roles listed below. To learn more or to volunteer, complete the volunteer form or contact or 720-249-2524.

NOTE: Most urgent needs are in bold.

Sponsorship Committee

Are you a buyer or in sales? Volunteer for OIWC’s sponsorship committee, and as you work with your contacts in the industry talk about OIWC’s mission and programs. Help us reach more companies and bring them on board as sponsors, plus, make new contacts for your job as you meet with industry companies about OIWC sponsorship. Every employee of a sponsor company receives a free membership, so ultimately you will be helping us reach more women in the industry.  

Membership Committee
  • Database management
    • Enter new members into the OIWC membership database
    • Assist with membership inquiries regarding renewal dates, access to the members-only section, etc.
  • Membership communications
    • Compile member welcome kits
    • Write and send member renewal letters and other membership communication
    • Develop and distribute surveys to members on why they did/didn’t join or renew, etc.
Marketing and Branding Committee
  • Public Relations: Write and distribute press releases in the outdoor industry
  • Website
    • Update the OIWC website with new press releases, content on static pages, etc.
    • Monitor web visitor stats
  • Writers
    • Write and edit content for Outdoor Ms. Adventures, OIWC’s general audience newsletter
    • Write and edit content for ProLink, OIWC’s members-only newsletter
    • Write and edit membership communications, such as ‘welcome to OIWC’ and ‘your membership expires soon’ letters
    • Write materials for the fundraising committee, such as the sponsorship proposal, event underwriting proposals, etc.
  • Designers
    • Design OIWC’s printed and booth materials, including programs, postcards, giveaways (such as buttons, bookmarks), booth panels
    • Design and prepare HTML documents for eblasts and electronic newsletters
Professional Development Committee

Mentoring program: Are you a seasoned professional in an outdoor industry? Or a newcomer looking for some help? We are seeking both to help us formulate our mentoring program. What does a mentoring program look like? How can OIWC help match mentors with those who want mentoring? What is the best method to deliver the program? Join the Professional Development committee and help us crack this mentoring nut.