The work of the ALIRP is accomplished primarily through the work of eight committees including one Board of Director Committee (Finance), and seven Advisory Committees (Communication, Development / Fundraising, Outreach, Direct Support, Volunteer Engagement, Education, and Advocacy). The Board of Directors Finance Committee has authority to make decisions about matters related to finance, and includes at least three Board members. Each Advisory Committee includes at least one member of the ALIRP Board of Directors as Chair or Co-Chair, and additional volunteers.
Board of Director Committee
Finance Co-chaired by the Treasurer and Vice-President, this committee is responsible for developing and approving an annual budget for the organization, and has authority to receive and disburse funds for the organization.
Communication Chaired by a board member who also serves as Secretary for the organization. This committee is responsible for maintaining the organization’s web page, Facebook page, and other social media, and disseminating information about the group’s activities.
Fundraising Co-chaired by two board members,and responsible for identifying and implementing strategies to obtain grants and other fundraising to support the group’s activities.
Outreach Chaired by a board member, and responsible for identifying and implementing strategies for outreach to involve others in the organization as volunteers and supporters of the Alabama Interfaith Refugee Partnership. Direct Support The Direct Support Committee is co-chaired by two board members, and responsible for recommending policies and procedures for Direct Support volunteers. The committee organizes and implements training sessions for Direct Support volunteers. The Committee also oversees completion of intake assessments of prospective ALIRP Partner families, and recommending types of support to be provided to each family. One of the Co-Chairs of this committee serves as Partner Assessment Coordinator and is responsible for completing intake assessments of prospective ALIRP Partner families, recommending types of support to be provided to each family, and obtaining board approval for financial support. This board member also consults with the other Direct Support Committee Co-Chair to assign prospective volunteers to Partner Care Teams. The other Committee Co-Chair serves as a resource for Care Teams, oversees orientation and support for Direct Support volunteers, and helps with overall coordination and engagement for the care teams. This Co-Chair will also coordinate with potential resources to ensure they have the capacity to support our partners and our partners are eligible. This Co-Chair will then advise the Partner Assessment Coordinator as to which resources are available to partners.
Volunteer Engagement Chaired by a board member, the ALIRP Volunteer Committee is responsible for recruitment and engagement of volunteers within the ALIRP.
Education/Advocacy Co-chaired by two board members, and responsible for recommending priorities and strategies to advocate for support of refugees and asylum-seekers locally and globally. This committee is also responsible for planning educational programs focused on addressing the mission of the organization, and identifying other partners who might co-sponsor these programs.
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