Volunteers

Why volunteer for MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest?

Since its inception, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest has inspired, connected, and educated our region's entrepreneurial and technology business community. Our chapter, one of 28 worldwide, is run 100% by a group of enthusiastic, committed volunteers who have a stake in growing the Pacific Northwest’s high-tech entrepreneurial community. Volunteering with our organization is your chance to work side by side with some of the sharpest business leaders in the region, and meet many up-and-coming executives. With a wide range of volunteering opportunities, your involvement can be as extensive or as modest as you wish. You can grow your leadership skills, give back to the community, and have access to amazing learning opportunities. Our bi-monthly Mix & Mingle events are also a fun, informal way to network with local entrepreneurs, fellow volunteers, and MIT Enterprise Forum of the NW leadership. Join us!

Volunteer opportunities are available for our 2012-2013 season!

MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, a non-profit organization whose mission has been to inspire, connect, and educate entrepreneurs in the Puget Sound technology and business community since 1984, is looking for a few good men and women to contribute their leadership and skill sets to the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest this upcoming season! We offer our chapter leaders a very rewarding experience based on exceptional learning and networking opportunities via high-quality events exploring cutting-edge technology and business topics. Our connection to Cambridge-based Technology Review, an independent media company owned by MIT with a global readership of four and a half million, provides access to a global network of extensive technology resources and knowledge.

Expectations for MIT Enterprise Forum chapter leadership board positions include:

  • Regular attendance of committee and/or board meetings as appropriate, in person or via phone.
  • Attend at least three events each season.
  • Promotional support for every event of the season over social media.
  • Serve for one year / season, renewable for the next year.

Assistant Treasurer

Responsibilities include assisting the treasurer in updating and maintaining accounts, books, and create models to monitor financial performance.

Business Intelligence Committee Member

Conduct detailed examination of our attendee database needed for integration with marketing efforts to enhance outreach and event promotion efforts. Use Salesforce.com for non-profits to integrate attendee and registration lists with current database.

Logistics Committee – Vice Chair

Support the chair of the logistics committee and work with program leadership to ensure that delivery of support for events is successful. Interact as liaison with program leads as needed.

Logistics Committee Member for Vlab Programs

Support VLab program team to order refreshments and confirm AV set-ups. Ensure event costs are within budget parameters.

Logistics Committee Member for Forum Programs

Support Forum program teams to work with catering department of event facility, interface with organization CFO on budget goals related to food and beverage. Coordinate and manage AV needs.

Logistics Committee Member for DEMO Programs

Support DEMO program team to order refreshments and confirm AV set-ups. Ensure event costs are within budget parameters.

Marketing Committee – Vice Chair (2 needed)

Work closely with the Marketing Committee Chair to implement the chapter’s seasonal event planning and manage marketing leadership pool.

Sponsorship Committee – Co-Chair

Provide leadership and guidance with a focus on developing sponsorship acquisition strategy for season, program, and in-kind sponsors. Lead retention efforts with sponsors, track outreach efforts and engage board members to support efforts.

Sponsorship Committee – Vice Chair – Season Sponsor Recruitment

Focus efforts on identifying and recruiting season sponsors for the organization. Engage with the community and MIT Enterprise Forum board members to fulfill responsibilities. Work closely with sponsor prospects to identify and create value in return for sponsorships.

Sponsorship Committee – Vice Chair – Program Sponsor Recruitment

Focus efforts on identifying and recruiting sponsors for specific programs to include Forums, Vlab, DEMO and Technology Review related events. Engage with the community and MIT Enterprise Forum board members to fulfill responsibilities. Work closely with sponsor prospects to identify and create value in return for sponsorships.

Sponsorship Committee – Vice Chair – In-Kind Sponsor Recruitment

Focus efforts on identifying sponsors that can help to support the organization with in-kind donation of goods and services. Engage with the community and MIT Enterprise Forum board members to fulfill responsibilities. Work closely with sponsor prospects to identify and create value in return for sponsorships.

Sponsorship Committee – Vice Chair – Sponsor Liaison & Retention

Focus efforts on working with current and past sponsors to stay in touch, ensure sponsors are participating in activities and develop long-term relationships to retain involvement. Engage with the community and MIT Enterprise Forum board members to fulfill responsibilities.

Web/Tech Committee – Vice Chair and/or participating Member

Assist the organization to maintain and make changes to its web site and Wiki. Participate in our ongoing evaluations and implementations of technology and business intelligence platforms. 

Interested? Contact us!

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