Committees

WGR has six standing committees:

Serving on a committee is an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues within your field, grow your leadership skills and create a valuable membership experience. Participation in a WGR committee provides a natural path for getting more involved in the organization. If you are a member and would like to apply to join a committee, click here.

Communications & PR
The Communications & PR Committee provides strategic counsel to the WGR Board and Executive Director, working to execute the strategic vision of the organization from a communications and marketing standpoint. The committee is responsible for executing the long-term communications plan, evolving the mission of WGR by remaining relevant and prominent in the public eye, positioning WGR as the industry leader for supporting and advancing women in government relations. Serving on this committee allows you the opportunity to use your writing and creative skills while also networking with mid-to-high-level WGR members and members of the media community.

Congressional Outreach
The Congressional Outreach Committee  group is responsible for building the WGR brand on Capitol Hill by expanding our congressional network and becoming a resource for hill staffers in terms of policy and professional development. Some of the committee duties will include: help set up and attend hill day meetings, grow emeritus membership, and be a resource for task forces when they are looking to host Member events.

Fundraising & Development
The Fundraising & Development Advisory Committee provides leadership to the WGR board and task forces in efforts to attract money and services needed to carry out the mission of the organization.

Membership
The strength and vitality of WGR is its members. Serving on the Membership Committee enables members to learn about the culture of membership associations. We discuss strategies on how to secure and retain members always focused on our unique value proposition. The goal of the committee is to develop and implement recruitment strategies that will attract and retain an engaged and diverse membership that will best serve the organization. The Membership Committee is committed to ensuring that its members represent a wide spectrum of employment settings, demographics, experience, and issue interests. The committee works closely with the WGR staff, executive committee, board and task forces to effectively recruit from all identified constituencies. Innovation and creativity wanted!

 Personal & Professional Development Committee
The Personal & Professional Development Committee works to improve WGR members' personal and professional development opportunities through evaluating current programming and resources, ensuring cohesive professional development opportunities and generating new ideas. Examples of relevant events include negotiating skills, communicating with Congress, developing and using a LinkedIn profile, networking 101, and fitness events such as sponsoring teams for local charitable 5k run/walks. The committee partners with WGR task forces, committees and outside groups to co-sponsor relevant events and creates opportunities to meet other WGR members outside their current area of expertise.

Policies & Procedures
The goal of the Policies & Procedures Committee is to assemble and document the existing policies and procedures of WGR in a usable manual that facilitates training for WGR leadership. The committee facilitates an annual review of the policies and procedures, updates such policies and procedures as necessary to reflect current structures and functions of WGR and develop new policies and procedures as needed. Committee members are appointed by the President and all policies must be approved by the board.