Resource Devlopment Committee

Resource Development Committee

Committee Charge

Objectives: To actively support AAA's development program through the formulation of strategies and activities that will serve to increase member and/or corporate contributions and/or gifts. Directly cultivate, solicit, and provide stewardship of AAA members through education, annual giving, planned giving, and other such efforts.

Duration of Committee: Permanent

Committee Reports to: The Executive Board


  • Recommend policy to the Executive Board on all matters related to development (e.g., annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, corporate solicitations)
  • Formulate development plans to support the AAA goals and objectives and present them to the Executive Board for approval (e.g., annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, corporate solicitations)
  • Review development activities to ensure progress toward achieving annual and long-range funding goals
  • Encourage AAA's leadership and members to make financial contributions to the Association.
  • Develop a communications strategy that will increase member donations to AAA programs and activities
  • Accept direct development assignments related to the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
  • Identify and recruit leadership and members to participate in raising pledges and member donations, and other AAA development activities or special development committees
  • Educate the Association's leadership on the techniques of planned giving, and member and corporate solicitations.

Membership and Appointment:
Seven (7) members, to include

  • Chair and 6 other individuals to be appointed by AAA President, one of whom must be an AAA Past President. Areas of expertise should include corporate solicitations, annual giving, planned giving, and other development activities.
  • Ex-officio AAA President
  • Ex-officio AAA President-elect

Terms of office: Three year rotating terms

Product: Provide reports to the Executive Board

Meetings: Once a year at the annual meeting and via conference call as needed

Contact information: Elaine Lynch, Deputy Executive Director, American Anthropological Association, 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, (o) 703/ 528-1902, (f) 703/528-3546


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