GIA wants you!
Volunteer to serve on a GIA national committee and you'll find it's a double opportunity: a chance to advance the important goals of GIA and expand the conversation about aging in America at the same time that you are building lasting connections with colleagues.
Consider lending your talents to some of our most important committees - the Membership Committee, the Program Committee, or the Finance Committee.
Membership Volunteer Opportunities:
- Welcome new members to GIA: help by calling or sending a welcome email (commitment: approximately 4 calls or emails quarterly)
- GIA Ambassador: help to meet and greet new members and first time conference attendees during the GIA Annual Conference (commitment: once annually,requires annual conference registration and attendance)
- GIA Member Survey Workgroup: provide input into the development of the GIA Member Survey (commitment: work is done via email and conference calls
To discuss membership volunteer opportunities, contact Maria Gonzales Jackson, Director of Programs and Membership.
The Finance Committee plays a critical role in supporting the treasurer and the CEO of GIA in keeping the organization fiscally healthy and sustainable. For more information about contributing your talents to the Finance Committee, please contact John Feather, PhD, CEO of GIA.
Peer to Peer
The GIA Mentor Program is a great way for members to help each other build expertise and contacts. It is also a way to ensure that new GIA members get established quickly and easily within the organization, and that funders who have not traditionally focused on aging can find expert guidance and support. Learn more about becoming a GIA mentor, or being paired with one.
Social Media Action Team
Are you a social media maven? Do you express yourself in 140 characters? GIA is on social media and we'd like your help. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join the conversation on LinkedIn! Join the GIA Social Media Action Team, add your voice, share your views, and help us spread the word about upcoming GIA programs and events, as well as what's new in philanthropy, research, and policy, and what your fellow funders are up to. Please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson, Director of Programs and Membership, for more information.
Contribute Your Ideas, Share Your Contacts
Did you just hear a great presentation, finish an inspiring site visit, or read an eye-opening article? There's no telling where the next great idea will come from. We want your suggestions for GIA programming. Drop us a line! For instance, it's never too early to:
- propose a great presenter for Annual Conference;
- nominate a grantee or staff member who could lead a fascinating "Conversations with GIA" webinar;
- suggest the funder who will be the focus of the next Member Spotlight; or
- pinpoint the next topic for coverage in our Issues section.
Giving your time is invaluable to GIA, but is not the only way to support our shared mission. Opportunities for financial support abound as well, including supporting a webinar or series of webinars, or supporting the Annual Conference. To discuss giving opportunities, please contact John Feather, PhD, CEO of GIA.