For the 2015-2016 year, Minneapolis Jewish Federation created new committees with more focused areas of responsibility to improve our planning and funding processes. In the past, two large committees advised Federation grant allocations: one for local and one for overseas grant making. Under this new model, Federation will engage a larger numbers of donor-volunteers on committees that align with their interests, passions, and experiences.
Each committee has both experienced and newer volunteers. Each partner is now assigned to one committee, which will have primary responsibility for the partner and act as their “gateway” to Federation. In addition to providing for more meaningful volunteer experiences, the new model will strengthen our partner relationships by:
- Allowing us take a deeper look at community needs, impact areas, and our partner agencies
- Enhancing and strengthening communications with partners
- Engaging groups of experts and stakeholders to support planning work
Overseeing and coordinating the work of these four committees is the new Community Impact Steering Committee (CISC), which is responsible for the strategic coordinated, transparent, and efficient allocation of Federation resources to align with the community priorities. CISC will set policies and guidelines and—with input from committees—develop planning and funding recommendations for Federation’s Board of Directors.
See the committee structure below.