Development and Advancement Council

The Development and Advancement Council’s purpose is to ensure AHLA benefits from a strong, stable, and growing revenue stream obtained from philanthropy. Responsibilities: • Help develop policies and procedures for board action related to gift solicitation and recognition, including planned gift guidelines when no planned giving committee exists. • Ensure a persuasive case for the role of philanthropy in AHLA’s mission and vision for the future and how best to support this mission. • Help develop plans and procedures to involve the entire board in fundraising. • Help develop strategies for involvement and cultivation of major gifts prospects. • Serve as a source of information on the environmental factors affecting fundraising among organization’s constituencies. • Help evaluate the potential prospects for increased levels of contributions. • Help develop an expectation for financial contributions from all members of the board and provide leadership by making their own gifts. • Solicit gifts at the various levels required for annual, special, and planned giving programs. • Involve other board members and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation processes. The Development and Advancement Council, serving as a Special Committee of the Board, shall consist of the Chair and up to four (4) members drawn from the membership. AHLA’s President shall appoint the Chair as well as members for a two-year term. In addition, the President shall appoint up to two members from the Board of Directors to serve a one-year term on the Development and Advancement Council, renewable once for a total of two years.

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