Become a Member
Becoming a member of the USNC is easy – either join online or contact us for more information. Residents in the New York City, northern New Jersey and Connecticut areas automatically become members of the Metro NY chapter when they join the USNC and are additionally eligible to volunteer on our committees to directly support our mission. Members also receive a monthly newsletter and discounted rates to selected events.
If you'd like to give back to the success of our organization, but cannot committee a set number of hours per week, please consider adding your name to our volunteer roster. Please complete this form and someone will be in touch. If you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com.
Join a Committee
We seek volunteers who have specific skills and time to volunteer on a regular basis The Metro NY Chapter relies on the help of a diverse group of professionals, such as in finance, marketing and technology to support the work of its committees. In addition, we always need the support of people with networks and fundraising experience to expand membership and increase donations.
The Advocacy Committee works to advance the adoption of international policies and standards at the local, statewide and national level by increasing awareness and support for UN Women’s priority policies and positions. This is accomplished through public events, networking and communications strategy and meetings with elected officials and strategic alliances that employ joint advocacy efforts. The committee works in coordination with the USNC, which determines the key messages to be delivered and actions to be taken.
The Finance Committee oversees the financial health of the chapter. It is responsible for setting financial goals with funding strategies to achieve them, and for developing and monitoring the annual operating budget. The committee is also responsible for creating and maintaining policies and procedures to protect the assets of the chapter.
The Fundraising Committee develops and implements the chapter’s fundraising strategy and plan. It creates and implements a donor solicitation plan, devises sponsorship packages and assists with grant applications. Committee members also cultivate relationships with prospective donors in the business and foundation communities to generate interest and financial support for UN Women’s work.
The Marketing Committee sets the vision and manages the overall marketing strategy for the chapter, including its long-term and short-term needs and annual goals. Its members help to build the chapter’s brand through newsletters, community engagement, media outreach, social media and other avenues. Volunteers with photography, videography and graphic design skills can make valuable contributions to marketing activities and are encouraged to join this committee.
The Membership Committee’s primary goal is to expand and maintain the membership of the chapter. Members reach out to interested persons and organizations and attend networking events to connect with other like-minded organizations. The committee is also responsible for onboarding new members by providing an orientation package and connecting new members to a committee, as well reminding members of their expiring memberships. The Membership and Marketing Committee members work closely to host meetings for prospective and new members.
The Nominations Committee leads the effort to identify prospective new board members. The committee works with the president and committee chairs to determine the skills needed on the board, review other the gaps, and develop a plan to recruit new members. Committee members participate in the annual interview and selection process and are responsible for proposing a slate of new and continuing members and board officers.
The Programming Committee guides and coordinates all event planning for the chapter, and sets and monitors annual goals. Its volunteers work to secure event sponsors, expert speakers, venues, entertainment, food and beverage donations and volunteer to provide logistical support at events. Annual events include the 16 Days of Activism campaign, the Annual Membership meeting, fundraising, and events in conjunction with the Commission on the Status of Women.
The Technology Committee helps the chapter fulfill its mission through the strategic deployment of technology. It identifies, prioritizes and recommends technology-related policies, needs and services. It further assists the chapter by integrating the technology infrastructure within the chapter’s operations – including the email system, web hosting and databases – to ensure strong communication links between the chapter, its committees, members and subscribers.
Young Professionals COMMITTEE
The Young Professionals Committee (known as the YPs) represents a group of students, rising young executives and professionals under 35 years old whose goal is to engage a new generation in the culture of philanthropy and social change. The committee members inspire their peers to get involved in our mission by supporting program events and fun social activities to network, educate and recruit new members, and by organizing fundraising events, raffles and silent auctions.
We are passionate about collaborating with likeminded businesses, academic institutions and other organizations that align with our mission. Whether your organization belongs to the public, private or nonprofit sectors, we would love to work together as leaders and strategic partners in the important effort to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality. Here’s how you can get involved:
Throughout the year, we host events ranging from educational panels with respected and high-profile speakers to film screenings and networking events. By sponsoring these events financially, you’ll not only have the opportunity to increase your organization’s positive exposure throughout the NYC area, but to also engage with many of the city’s influential decision makers while supporting UN Women’s core mission.
Charitable gifts in the form of goods and services provided in conjunction with chapter events are always welcome and offer a great way to increase exposure for your business. Such donations may include use of event spaces and facilities, food and beverage, memorabilia and products or services donated for use as prizes or silent auction items. Recognition for in-kind gifts is provided on marketing and other promotional materials, and on our chapter website.
Our fundraising activities to support UN Women’s programs worldwide are strengthened by our corporate and individual partners who so generously donate their financial support and expertise. Recognition of this support can include speaking opportunities, special VIP status at events and a listing as a donor on our chapter website.
To explore the many ways in which your organization can work with us to help improve the lives of millions of women and girls around the world contact firstname.lastname@example.org.