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Join a committee.

For the Clifton Crafthouse Co-op to truly operate for the benefit of and be accountable to the community, we now need the participation of our community, our member-owners, to bring this vision to life. Please get involved by joining a committee. Invite your friends and colleagues that might be interested too, and help us fully leverage the cooperative model to collaboratively create the spaces our community needs to live and thrive.

INTERESTED IN JOINING A COMMITTEE? 
Please read the following information for details, and fill out this form so we can better understand how you’d like to get involved. Then we’ll be in touch soon to answer any questions and set up committee meetings.

Since the launch of our membership drive in October of 2021, many of our members, community partners, and supporters have generously volunteered their time, resources, and skills to further our mission, and asked how they could get more involved. In response, we’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of committees!  

 

We’ve done our best to create a vision and structure designed to meet many of the important and diverse needs identified by various planning and visioning processes, assessments, and feasibility studies. For the Clifton Crafthouse Co-op to truly operate for the benefit of and be accountable to the community, we now need the participation of our community, our member-owners, to bring this vision to life. Get involved by joining a committee, and help us fully leverage the cooperative model to collaboratively create the spaces our community needs to live and thrive. 


Rather than dictating the precise activities and power of each committee through charters, the Board of Directors instead approved a policy outlining a process for committee formation. In doing so, we hope to create a structure to facilitate involvement, inviting community members to join committees first, and empower those committees to create their own charters.

INITIAL COMMITTEES 
Four initial committees have been identified based on expressed interest and our current stage of development, but our process policy grants the flexibility to create other committees as the needs or opportunities arise. The proposed titles, functions, and example goals of each of the 4 initial committees are outlined below.

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COMMITTEE TITLE

FUNCTION

GOAL

MEMBERSHIP

To increase membership through public outreach, event organization, coordination with partners, and membership drive campaigns.

Increasing membership by [X], digital outreach through [Y] partner businesses and organizations, coordination of [z] events, etc.

FUNDRAISING

To raise money by researching/pursuing grants, facilitating donations and investments.

Establish strategy for connecting with donors, aggregate potential donor list, launch fundraising campaign, collaborate with Finance Committee on development of a fundraising plan, facilitate [#] meetings with potential donors per month, apply for [#] grants, be awarded [#] of grants

FINANCE

To support the board in financial management and planning, including finalizing a proforma, statement of probable costs, and integrating into a comprehensive financial plan.

Complete individual elements necessary for financial plan, develop fundraising strategy with Fundraising Committee, come up with funding goals and benchmarks to recommend to board

CLIFTON
COMMUNITY
CHARACTER

To coordinate the relationship with the Village of Clifton and residents to promote inclusion, facilitate participation, and ensure project alignment with immediate community’s goals.

Coordination of launch event, recruitment into committees, application for permit, recommend policies to board

INTERESTED IN JOINING A COMMITTEE? 
Please fill out this form so we can better understand how you’d like to get involved, and we’ll be in touch soon to answer any questions and set up committee meetings.