Invest in volunteering and expect to be rewarded many times over, both personally and professionally.
The heart of a member-based professional association is the membership, and the blood that keeps that heart pumping is member engagement -- members who take leadership positions, share ideas, and otherwise contribute their talents (and a little bit of time) for the good of all the whole organization.
The pay-off for this, of course, is the chance to show off your skills to a wide group of industry peers, the opportunity to meet new people who might play a role in your work down the road, and the general gemutlicht-y feeling that comes from making a difference in your community.
Here are a few ways that people can get involved with IACP right now! And we’re always open to suggestions, so if you’ve got a notion, please pass it on to us!
Send all your comments and questions to Martha Holmberg, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 467-6121.
Open Volunteer Positions
Please note: All positions are currently open to IACP members only.
Speaker Series Team
One of the most popular programs offered by IACP, Speaker Series webinars are held approximately 3 times per month.
We need people to recruit speakers who are experts in their subject matter, who are engaging and generous speakers (no self-promoters, please!), and who can enlighten and educate our members in ways that will have an impact on their careers. Talent-team members would propose ideas and/or speakers, recruit the speaker, make sure the speaker is prepared and on-topic, and possibly moderate the session, though that’s not required.
Time commitment: Anywhere from a couple of hours to as much time as you’d like to spend on as many good ideas as you have.
Moderators act as the host for the webinar. They need to educate themselves on the background of the speaker and the subject to be discussed. Most of the webinars are structured presentations, hence the moderator doesn’t need to interact too much, though we ask that they prepare a few questions to keep any discussion vibrant and on track.
In some cases, the webinar is actually an interview with someone, in which case we would want a moderator who can handle an hour’s interview. Now’s your chance to be Terry Gross!
Time commitment: Because there’s a bit of training involved (how to use GoToWebinar), we ask that moderators commit to about four webinars per year, at your availability.Total hours might be 10 hours per year.
Speaker Series Presenter
Not quite right as a talent booker or moderator, but feel you have valuable expertise to share as a speaker? Submit your proposal.
To volunteer please contact:
IACP Resource Center Team
We are beginning a project that will result in a super-useful, IACP member-only database of business development resources. Specifics will include a library of sample contracts, a bi-annual, anonymous rate and salary information survey, and a database of contact information for key industry players, especially literary agents, editors, art directors, brand managers, etc.
Time commitment: Whatever you want to offer. This is a project that can be broken down into small chunks. The specific skills we need are an understanding of media relations, survey creation and management, and a general willingness to poke around to find nuggets of information. Not all in the same person, mind you – this will be a team effort!
To volunteer please contact: